Usually massive throngs bug the heck out of me. It doesn’t bother me as much in Florence for some reason. I can easily navigate and enjoy it just by looking above the heads of the masses and taking it in.
This past fall, I was really looking forward to ur day trip to Lucca, as my paternal grandparents were from that area. While I did mostly enjoy it, I was surprised that the town was filled with a crapload of white tents all over, including some on top of the wall. The event? A freaking comic-con. In a medieval Tuscan village they were about to become invaded by nerd fest.