Kodiak saidAnd now I'm just confused in general.
Still prefer Venice, California though. More muscular guys, and less shady dudes trying to get you into dark alleyways to do some, discreet currency conversion (note: not a euphamism).
Anywho, I'm great with people changing their minds, but...I wonder, actually. Maybe the dude was just quoted, semi-out-of-context the first time, maybe he was speaking personally. I don't know, but whatever this is...it is.
Wow, are you being serious? I've been to Venice like 10 times and never ever had anyone trying to trick me there (ok, i always had italian lira or later euro, so never needed 'cambio').
Italy has a strange taste in politicians. They had Berlusconi for most of last 20 years. Sometimes he won elections as leftist, sometimes as right wing politician!?! You don't even need to take stuff out of the context, they have no problem speaking one thing, and minute after something completely different. So I'm absolutely sure that the same mayor will start the pride in Venice in a year or two. If he stays mayor that long.
Btw, Italians are not (that) conservative. Yes, they are catholics by vast majority, same as Spanish or Polish.. Yet Spanish people are very liberal, Italians mostly, and Polish people are very conservative. Not so black and white...