After a peaceful, be it long, flight by way of Amsterdam, we arrived in Venice. A bit disoriented by the six hour time change and lack of sleep, this city offered a few challenges to those with heavy suitcases. We hopped the airport bus and arrived in Plaza le Roma to find our water bus or "vaporetto". This would be our primary mode of transportation for the two days we spent in Venice and was like taking a city bus, only on water. This accounts for the fact that I am still rocking gently as I type this, even though I have not been on a vaporetto in over 24 hours.
Venice is a city of hustle, bustle and lots of tourists. From the fish market near the Rialto bridge, to St. Mark's Cathedral and Square, from gondolas on the Grand Canal to the Jewish Ghetto, the city is one magnificent work of art. Rich with history, Venice was a delightful way to begin our adventure.