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Earlier this year we had a short break in the North of Italy. We were based in Verona but happily for me Venice was only an hour away by train.
The weather was sunny with blue skies but sooooo cold (compared to Sicily anyway!)
Visiting somewhere like Venice in winter is one way to avoid the crowds although it was still quite busy.
An easy way to see Venice without spending sackfuls of money is to take the vaporetto or water bus. If you make sure you get a seat at the front you get fantastic views. We took one all the way down the Grand Canal... freezing but beautiful!