It was pretty cool going around a whole city on boats. I suggest going in the summer because it gets really cold, but even with the cold the view was breathtaking. Some places to go are the Piazza de San Marco where you can see St. Mark's Basilica and Murana Island where they make beautiful Murano glass. I wasn't there for Carnivale, which Venice is known for but I hear it is a great place to be if you like big parties. Carnivale is where both Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Carinval in Rio originated from. Things to pick up are their famous Carinvale Masks to wear and of course Murano glass.