One should take at least a ride along the Canal Grande to have a general view of this romantic city.
They call 'fondamenta' is the street runs by a canal and has a sidewalk, 'salizada' is the shopping street
Visit early to see the fishermen bringing in their catch. Anytime is a good time to just stroll along the beautiful pastel-colored houses along the canals.
With canals for streets, Venice is one of the few cities in the world which is truly unique. It is the perfect way to get around is walking losing yourself in its labyrinth of alleys and canals.
Venice is small and self-contained, an area of only 1-1/2 by 2-1/2 miles. You can walk from one end to the other in an hour or so.
I didn't see too many statues in Venice, but this one was pretty cool. It looked like Christopher Columbus, but I'm not sure.