One simply cannot go to Venice and skip out on riding a gondola or of course, eating lots of pasta. Riding a gondola may seem a bit touristy but it is an absolute MUST! It is one of the best ways to see all of Venice and really immerse yourself in its beauty. I just loved passing underneath the historic bridges and through the narrowest canals. It also gave me an incredible view of the beautiful architecture; it was like something out of a movie. I’ve been to the The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas multiple times with a “fake Venice”, but nothing compares to seeing the real thing.