I liked the city, but only because of the buildings and the water streets. I didn't like the bridges you have to cross over every time and the city didn't smell really nice. I actually don't really like (the same) tourist shops either and there were a LOT of them in Venice so... I didn't like that either haha. We also took a typical Venitian boat, which I liked but because of the stories everyone told me/us, I actually expected it to be a bit more experience than it was eventually.
Bring water on a hot and sunny day! And bring a lot of money, a ride at the Venice boats costs you like 80€ or more.