A real blast!
To visit Venice in January is to discover another city different from that found on other occasions in July or August. Tourists (from myself included) inadvertently "spoil" the best views of the sites. If in summer the city is abuzz with activity, in winter it has a romantic touch that makes me like it even more, if possible. Getting lost in the alleys away from the sea of humanity, finding a niche with an carved image, a passageway under a building, or a hidden courtyard awaken in my mind an adventurous sensations which makes me like Venice most each time I visit. Also, you can get off the beaten track and mix it up with the inhabitants of the city and have drinks at places like "Al diavolo with l'Aquasanta" or "La Taberna do mori".