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|  Venice  |

This must rate as one of the most popular holiday destinations anywhere, but the sheer number of tourists who throng its narrow streets. Escaping onto the water is the only answer, whether by taking a gondola or waterbus. Having only seen Venice in the summer, I'm determined to return one day in the winter, to see it with mist over the water and the slightly sinister feel that darkness and rain might give to some of its quiet corners.

Gondolas ply the waters, while crews of rowing boats do last minute training along the course of the traditional boat race.

The Grand Canal - busy as ever!

Goldoliers in traditional costume - with a certain Italian style!

... while their gondolas are moored up by the bridge

Still the most romantic form of transport!

Looking under the Rialto Bridge as gondolas negotiate their way into a side canal.