As we approached Venice by plane, I could see the islands spread out in the blue lagoon. There was a fog that was just dissipating and the plane looked as if it was going to land right in the water. After collecting our bags, we had the choice of taking a the public water bus which chugs along at walking pace, or to take a private water taxi from the docks. Hmmm….
Now lets take a pause here for a moment. In my traditional method of travel, I would try to save every penny possible, opting for cramming myself onto the public bus, even if it meant standing up for an hour and 20 minutes. But new me is all about the water taxi. New me is about setting a budget for a trip and sticking to it, not just going on a trip and trying not to spend any money, that doesn’t even make sense.
So you’ll know by now we opted for the private taxi. Woo Hoo!
Whizzing away from Marco Polo Airport
On our first full day in Venice, we went to a fabulous restaurant down an alley (see photo gallery) and it’s where I discovered Prosecco was invented in Venice. We also visited the Peggy Gugenheim museum, which was a must-see and wandered for lots of hours.
Glass at the Peggy Gugenheim in Venice
Dining at Antiche Carampane
We had artichokes for almost every meal!
Our second day in venice we ventured to the far off island of Burano, which is a rainbow island of world famous risotto and lace.
House in Burano
traditional service at Da Romano Burano
Venice is not one of those places you can just show up and eat good food. Some research is required as Venice is so touristy it has been compared to Disneyland. Now, this was not my experience, but we had flagged all of the good food and bar stops to avoid eating reheated rubbish. Other Recommendations:
The oldest paper store in Italy:
Have a tiny glass of wine and the local tapas called cicheti.
Drink an Aperol Spritz, it was invented here.
The theme of our trip was walk, drink, eat, repeat. The only bad part about Venice was leaving. When can I go back?