Venice, Italy is an island with tangled, charming streets. The kind that ironically make you feel at home even when you are lost in their labyrinth like pathways. The present city is nostalgic of the past and time seems like an unaccounted for factor. No hours would be sufficient to appreciate the city’s loveliness and explore every corner.
My minutes were short in this iconic area because I took the train in for a day but I knew I had to check off the one ultra-touristy to-do. A gondola ride. The perfect way to view the city from the water and in the hands of a local. The whole time I couldn’t believe my life. Passing homes, schools, and restaurants seated on the canals was so surreal and serene. At the tour’s conclusion, I hoped off, thanked my gondolier, and headed for some food.
I finished the day with some pizza and a cappuccino with the most incredible view of The Grand Canal. Seeing this city alone was a great time to explore some of my interests- photographing the city through a few of the lenses I brought and finding cute food places to relax at. But I imagine the city would be just as incredible to share with someone else, so hey, whatever floats your boat!