This week marks my second visit to Venice. The first was in 2004. My opinion remains unchanged: Venice is one of the most interesting cities on the planet. I would need to visit it many more times before I would tire of its unique historic buildings and canals. That said, Venice’s population has diminished from a high of 110,000 to currently around 50,000. It is very expensive to live in Venice. The city lives from tourism, hosting twenty-seven million tourists in 2019. Then came covid. Many businesses closed, never to reopen. Many residents relocated to cities with a lower cost of living and more job opportunities. On the day we visited, there were relatively few tourists compared with the summer months. Nonetheless, I recommend visiting Venice whenever you can. Enjoy a few photos.