Venice was the first stop in Italy + was the first time ever stepping foot into this beautiful country.When you first jump off that train you are greeted by a swimming pool of thousands of people and signs that do not make any sense and good luck if you have to use the restroom (it costs money) so if you can wait until you reach your place of residence. We hopped on a water bus rather than the water taxi which was pretty easy to navigate once you were able to read out the map. We stayed at a cosy airbnb and were lucky enough to be greeted by our host the moment we got off of the water bus. Our host was very helpful/resourceful for tips on where to eat, things to do, oh, and the trash rules here are no joke which makes sense considering it all has to be picked up by hand (no dump trucks here/ or vehicles) and tugged out on a boat.
Buildings, boats and bridges (the three B's!) is what I think when summing up Venice. A total different and neat way of life, but sure did make me appreciative for the fields and grass that surrounds me back home. The only way you obtain any sort of live greenery here is if you plant it in a pot. The walkways are fairly narrow when navigating through and can be confusing but once you have designated your route you get the hang of it.
Due to this being my first time ever in Italy, I had high expectations for the food. We gave up on researching a well rated place to stop for our first meal here and decided to just take a gamble and head to one near the water where it was the most touristy (which we were trying to avoid) and lets just say Italy made a great first impression with my taste buds.
Here are a few pictures from our 2 day visit here, sadly the weather was overcast but still made for some cool photos. Enjoy...and next up Florence, Italy!