We took our first daytrip to Venice last weekend. A 1-hour train ride dropped us off right at the Grand Canal. It was quite an experience for both of us, since neither of us had been to Venice and we really didn't know much about the city. There are absolutely no cars in the city. The only way to get around is by boat or by getting lost on foot in the narrow streets. This trip was the first of many and we are psyched to explore the hidden gems of Venice over the next few years.
The Vaporetto (water bus)
Piazza San Marco was a bit crowded, we thought. This was a cold, hazy day in the off season. I can't imagine what it must be like in the high season.