Being Venetian in Venice!
Our final stop in Italy included a few nights stay in Venice. I was most looking forward to visiting here because I absolutely love being on the water. When we came out from the train station, the Grand Canal was right there and was it gorgeous to look at! Once we got into a water taxi and cruised the canal, we ended up at our hotel which actually was a centuries old castle converted into travel accommodations. This was one of the most unique places we have ever stayed in, but I’ll be honest and say we’ll just stick to staying at chain hotels from now on.
Our first day in Venice we just wandered the streets and saw what was around the island. To be honest, once we started to explore the island I was a bit disappointed because there’s not a whole lot to do. Don’t get me wrong, there is TONS of history here and many, many churches to tour, but at this point in the trip we were a little bit history-ed out. Nonetheless, although we didn’t discover anything absolutely amazing this first day, it was nice to just walk around and relax for awhile with no plans of anywhere to be.