So pretty. So smelly. Must be a Venice canal.
That’s what I’d always been told anyway.
Actually, I think the smelliness of Venice is greatly overstated. Yes, it’s true that if you get up close there’s a bit of a dirty seawater odour, but it’s only in certain places and it’s hardly overwhelming.
Our Airbnb was on a canal and we had our bedroom window open all night and it was positively pleasant.
Until a delivery boat parked right below us very early in the morning and the deliverymen started shouting at each other as they unloaded…