Some popular destinations are teeming with tourists, their public squares are congested with pedestrians, and the streets are clogged with taxis and tour buses. Yes, they are overcrowded…but yes, they are worth visiting! With the advent of the mega-humongous cruise ships, too many tourists can become an environmental problem. In some places around the world that once sought tourist’s dollars, they are now figuring out ways to limit the number of visitors per day. For starters, here are four to put at the top of your Bucket List. Go there while you still can.
VENICE, ITALY: One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Venice is also one of the world’s premiere travel destinations drawing some 18-million visitors annually to this unique city. Napoleon called the Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) the largest drawing room in Europe. I call it the most unique living room in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It may be the most crowded, (with people and pigeons); the wettest (when the tide rises); or the most expensive ($15 for a cappuccino) living room in the world, but it is by far the most unique.
|PEOPLE AND PIGEONS IN ST. MARK’S SQUARE|