10 Lessons I've learned in Venezia: 1) Do your best just to wander and get lost. 2) Don't look for the best place to eat, eat when you need to stop walking and order more than you should. 3) If someone is trying to get your attention while walking, 9/10 times you should ignore them. 4) Unless you know how your camera works, your phone is a better option. 5) Never eat by a major transit station or causeway. That's like going to dinner at a food court in a mall. 6) Don't be afraid to have more drinks. 7) If someone is playing live music, stop and listen. (Change your plans to do so) 8) Smoking makes friends. (Not an endorsement, an observation) 9) You can drink from those 1000 year old fountains; so keep your water bottle. 10) Don't use water taxis. 11) bonus lesson: be comfortable with sounding stupid trying to speak Italian. It's better than just knowing English.