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Italy, Venice. Ask for a Room with a View.
I took Rick Steves' advice regarding inexpensive lodging with an incredible view. He was right. These cruise ships and their guests are in port from about 9AM to 4:30PM, so visit the most popular sites before and after. I call it anti-patterning.
Grand Canal near San Marco Square, Venice.