There always comes a day when one has to overcome his deepest fears. Like, let's say, go to Venezia. For someone who prefers to stay off the beaten track, away from loud crowds and clichés, this sounds indeed like the worst possible trip. But every city has its secrets and seductive powers. After all, if so many people visit, there must be a reason. Well, let's admit it : this is an amazing place that lives up to its reputation.