What do I think of when I think of Venice? The glare of the sun reflecting off the water; the brilliantly blue skies, almost cloudless, except for the occasion puff of white that makes it whimsical; quaint bridges arching over water that laps at the edges of buildings; losing your way among narrow alleys and crooked streets. Is it really as beautiful as people say? Is it really as romantic? Can it really be that spectacular? I say, YES!