Our friend Marie Ohanesian Nardin has a unique and informed perspective of Venice, Italy.
She grew up in Los Angeles, but married a Venetian and has lived in Italy for more than twenty years now.
Check out Marie's piece in the Huffington Post:
"Venice, Italy: Vacation More as a Traveler & Less Like a Tourist"
Nice to see Paolo Brandolisio mentioned.
You can follow more of Marie's writings at:
"Italy to Los Angeles and Back"