Before we went to tour the Basilica or the Doge's Palace, my brother and I went to a small exhibition of Rodin sculptures. Actually it was mostly plaster and a few bronze pieces, but everything was for sale. Neither of us asked about the prices.
What really struck me was how close we could get to the sculptures. It was a temporary exhibition so everything was right out in the open. I suppose that if I had wanted to get asked to leave I could have reached out and touched one of them.
Venice was the second place where our lodgings were in a campground. However, unlike Munich we weren't in a two man caravan the first night. My brother and I had wanted that kind of accommodation, but all of them were filled and we had to settle for a dorm room with ten other people. Being shackled to all of these strangers did not make us happy, because we were only given one key. Thankfully we were able to get a caravan today.