Venice has a history going back to the Dark Ages and the collapse of Rome. During that time, she's gone from Queen of the Mediterranean to harlot of the Grand Tour to victim of mass-tourism. But what does she think of it all?
Venice, Italy: I arrive in St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) by waterbus (vaporetto) and take a good look around. Next morning I head to Rialto Market, brimming with the colours (and pungent aromas) of lagoon seafood and fresh local produce.