Winding alleys, lively squares

Monday, June 7, 2010

 After packing our things, eating a light breakfast, and boarding the bus that we could never figure out how to pay for, we headed to the island in search of our next hostel.  I was amazed to find out that it was located right on the Grand Canal.  I don't think the location could have been any better.  Venice is different from other cities in that there are not a hundred sights to see but the city itself is one big sight.  Just walking along the canals without fear of cars and getting lost in the winding alleys that make up the city was something I could do forever.  I do not know what it is about the city but it almost forces you to relax and move slowly.  No one is in a rush.  We loved to get lost in the alleys only to turn a corner and find yourself in a square with 30 restaurants around the edges with children playing, dogs frolicking, and musicians entertaining.  Of course there is also gelato everywhere and it is very hard to go wrong when you are surrounded by gelato.


Grand Canal

wine in "our square"

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