Yesterday we traveled 17 hours and took 6 trains to get to the magical city of Venice. It's actually really hard to believe something like this exists...a floating city of color, flowers, gondolas, and gelato at every turn. Although Venice can be unbearable hot and humid, we were blessed with gorgeous weather and had an amazing time roaming the streets. Getting lost here is definitely something you'll do. Even if you try your hardest not to. There are many streets on the maps that have no names. Little streets that you must walk single file down. You meet a lot of dead ends, but at the end of the day you're rewarded with lots of little beautiful scenes you wouldn't have seen if you had found your way at once. We had gelato today and it was yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum. We had a spritz in San Marco Square which is a blend of white wine with some spirits, flavor, seltzer, lemon and ice. Not my favorite but very "venice." If you're wondering what Venice smells like its can sometimes smell like fish water, but when it doesn't you smell leather. In the very last picture you can see us by St. Mark's Basilica where an American couple took our picture. The husband was from the Bronx and they have a son who is living in Connecticut! How bizarre!
Anyways, enjoy the pictures. I'm so in love with this beautiful, romantic water town.