Can you believe it? Venice, yall!
We arrived by vaporetto, a water taxi.
It was a great introduction to the city.
I loved the colors,
and window boxes that dotted the grand canal.
Venice is a city for lovers.
And for tourists...
doing what tourists do!
I wouldn't say it was a quiet city.
But I would say it was charming nonetheless.
The main square draws thousands a day, and for good reason. It's magnificent.
There are plenty of cafes in this area but we learned a trick long ago. If a restaurant offers an English or "American" menu, it's usually best to keep looking.
Because if you do, you will likely stumble upon something more authentic. And undoubtedly more fun. What's not to love about trying to order in a different language?
As a bonus, there's a good chance you will find yourself in quiet areas away from the hoards of tourists with selfie-sticks.
Dennis and I learned another trick after a few days in Venice.
At sunset, the cruise ships leave and everything becomes a little more quiet.
The light softens.
And everything appears more beautiful.