Venice was certainly an eye-opener for us. The main streets were pretty hideous with numerous souvenir shops and restaurants geared towards the hordes of tourists. But you only need to venture one street away and it becomes immediately apparent why The City of Canals is listed as a World Heritage Site. It was breathtaking, not only for its setting but also for its architecture, countless bridges and the way of life of the locals. See what we saw after the jump.