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Is Venice overrated?

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My husband and I are doing a trip to Switzerland for a few days at the end of August and then we were planning on spending the rest of our vacation in North Italy.

We were trying to stay in North Italy (we fly in and out of Milan) and originally wanted to do 2 locations which are kind of far apart , Venice and San Gimignano in Tuscany.

We also thought at first of swapping Tuscany with Cinque Terre but after i heard how terribly packed it gets with tourists there in the summer time, i got a big turned off...

Lately, we have been hearing feedback from actual people that have been to Venice that it is filled with tourists and has a feeling of "Times Square " of NYC and that food is not all that great..

Yes, i would love to ride in gondola and have that romantic experience with my husband, but is it really worth the trip there for a few days ?

WE have been thinking that is it better to just do Tuscany and then move somewhere in the Riviera? Any suggestion where?

We are not into museums or things like that, so mostly would just like to vacation at places that have great food, culture and a lot of natural beauty.

Would love to get some info from others who have been to Venice and the rest of Italy.

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