Venice is best known for its waterways, but it's also an extremely walker-friendly town. Actually, this well-known destination is an obvious addition to any list of walkable cities simply because it lacks one of the main problems that hamper pedestrians: automobiles. That's right, Venice is a car-free city. Its "taxis" are boats that cruise the famous canals, and locals usually get around the same way they have for hundreds upon hundreds of years: on foot. Walking in the city's main areas is straightforward, but a true Venetian travel experience has to include wandering through the maze-like back streets of the city, soaking in the ambiance and discovering hidden piazzas and neighborhood shops and restaurants that most tourists never get to see.