First Impressions of Venice

by Gray Cargill on February 28, 2016

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I can’t believe it’s been nine months since I was in Venice, and I haven’t written about it yet. That is almost criminal. Let me fix that right now.

As I’ve mentioned before in this blog, I had two solo days in Venice–one before my cruise, and one after. I figured it would be plenty of time to explore Venice thoroughly and maybe even have time to take a boat out to the islands of Burano, Murano and Torcello. What I didn’t count on was arriving in Venice sick to my stomach, without my usual energy.

When I first arrived at my hotel on the mainland in Mestre, I was overjoyed to find that my room was ready so I could lie down for awhile. I didn’t actually feel well enough to head into Venice until mid-afternoon, so a good portion of my first day was wasted. But eventually, I felt a little better, so I headed across the street to the Mestre train station and bought my round-trip ticket into Venice.

Here are my first impressions: …Keep Reading!

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