Our trip to Venice was beautiful but too brief! You need at least 3 or 4 days to explore and get to know this beautiful city on the sea! It truly is unique, and amazing to think that many of that many of these buildings have been here for hundreds of years. How they survive the water damage, I don’t know.

You need to walk this city to know its twists and turns, but you can also take a boat (we took the water bus) to navigate the Grand Canal if you don’t feel like walking. The evening we arrived, the weather was lovely and allowed some exploration, a relaxed dinner out, and a glass of prosecco at a waterfront cafe, watching the boats go by. The following day was cold and wet, which wasn’t as much fun, but Piazza San Marco was still beautiful. Unfortunately, part of the piazza was flooded, which made navigating on foot something of a challenge. And there were hordes of tourists in Venice, which was less appealing than the smaller towns we’ve visited, which were more relaxed.