One hot tip to mothers, boyfriends and husbands…be wary of the uber sleazy gondola (A.K.A fondola) drivers. They WILL confess their undying love for your daughter, girlfriend or wife, without any hesitation whatsoever. They will also have them up the back of their Gondola to have a “paddle” while they try for a fondle, quicker than you can say “sleazy Italian dude’.
But with anything in life, you must always take the bad with the good. Venice is one magical destination, and one that I’d recommend to any romantic or the photography obsessed.