Things we love:

The Spritz was created here and it’s totally acceptable to drink them at any hour of the day. Cicchetti aka. delicious free mini bar snacks. Life-changing. Gondolas, sorry, but we do… The many, many side streets and hidden canals, it’s where you find the best bars so take a map and get exploring.

Things we wish we’d known:

If it rains, Venice becomes one big lagoon. An average of 50,000 tourists hit St Mark’s Square every day. YEAH, it’s busy. When it gets hot those canals kinda stink, go in the spring or autumn! Try and order a cappuccino after midday and you’ll get laughed out of the café, espresso is how the Venetians do it. Don’t touch any restaurant with a ‘tourist menu’. Just don’t.