So, yesterday after an early start, Sean and I decided despite the weather we were going to Venice.
I'm really glad we did, because it only sprinkled on and off while we were there, the rest of the time it was pretty sunny and sometimes actually hot.
Can I just say though that I suck at using the trains? This was our first encounter with the train. We nagivated buying the tickets just fine from the little machine in the lobby, we even made it out to the right platform, but catching the train? That was another story. We'd bought tickets for the fast train, but weren't sure what car we got on and where our seats were. Sean and I plus a group of about 4 Americans completely missed our train.
So...Sean and I just hopped the regional train that came up next.
We made it Venice without any more drama (Thank God)
Venice looked exactly how I thought it would. I mean that in a good way.
Sean and I's mission on this trip was to get a feel for Venice, take some pictures and enjoy the food. We saw most of the major sights, but didn't tour any of them this time around. Some of my family is coming in June and I thought I'd be able to do that with them. Plus Venice is at most an hour away by train, so I'm sure before I leave I'll visit a lot.
Anyway, we had some delish food. Ravioli with speck (a type of ham), classico sandwich, spritz, glasses of Roboso wine. I got pictures of all of it except the delish Nutella crepe that I had.
We got lost a lot, which was ok most of the time. I enjoyed seeing all the little back streets and less crowded spaces. However, Sean and I were more than ready to get back to the train station and somehow it took us like 2 hours to get back. We vowed next time we will buy Vaporetto (water bus) tickets as soon as we get out of the train station to minimize that happening to us.
I have yet to even upload the pictures from my camera onto my computer, but I'll try to do that tonight so you guys can see some pics either late this evening or tomorrow.