I think the third or the fourth time is the charm in Venice. Actually, it might be the second in my case. The first time I visited Venice Italy, it was during my month long backpack trip through Europe while in college. A friend and I arrived on the banks of San Marco Square with too many bags, not enough money and way too many pigeons. We ran through trying to find an open restaurant at an off time and ended up leaving the same day not really "getting" it.