Venice is a city built on canals. In a way it is like Amsterdam except there are no cars in Venice. You walk or take a boat. It’s a lovely way to live. The canals also feel much closer than the ones in Amsterdam. There the canals feel distant as the pavement is raised above by about 1 – 2 meters. In Venice the canals are right next to you. At any time you could run your hand through the water. Venice feels connected to the water like no other city I’ve been to.