Large crowds are to be expected in Venice. St. Mark’s Square is full of people taking pictures, waiting in various lines, shopping and sitting at tables eating a meal. There are pigeons too. But it’s really simple to escape the crowds and discover interesting places that are worth finding. When I walk near the water a gondola or small boat might drift by, which makes the scene even more memorable.
It isn’t any more than a short walk back to where people are following local guides or just looking for somewhere to sit. As I walk I am always looking for gelato shops, and there are many choices. Then it is back to the search for quiet places.
When I’ve been to Venice the weather has been warm and sunny. It doesn’t seem to be any particular time when I’m there which makes it easy to imagine the day will never end.