Making it to the train station of the island showed us our first bit of beauty this island offers. As I write this, I know that the word “beautiful” does not do even the smallest part of Venice justice.
For those of you who do not know, Venice has no cars (or very few) – it’s incredibly quiet. For my other half and I, this was quite a change from the hustle and bustle we had found in our previous European adventures. Upon our trek across the island to our lodging, we found that dragging our suitcases along the cobblestone paths was certainly making the most noise!
The secret to enjoying Venice was very different than the other places we adventured to on our month-long excursion. Here, instead of planning out sights we wished to see and the best route to take – we got rid of the map and just started walking! You’re on an island – you can hardly get that lost. Granted – when it was time to go home, we pulled out our GPS and found our way home.
“It means just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear and not bothering.”