My first blog post for 2018 will be about Venice! This is a region that so many Americans want to visit, and I was there recently with a group of six, the D'Andrea Family. We had a great two week trip together that started in Rome,went north through Tuscany and ended with two nights in Venice.....
We arrived to Venice via train from Florence. The group all agreed the train ride was more comfortable than their airplane ride was to get to Italy in the first place! Upon arrival at the Venice train station, I had a classic wooden "taxi" boat waiting for us, and we were whisked off along the Grand Canal to their hotel.
So far, we've spent our short time in Venice eating and ticking the classic adventure of a gondola ride off our list. But now, we need a little education. Venice has a deep history and fascinating stories worth hearing. So after a good night's sleep in our most charming of hotels, we wake the next morning ready to learn a few things on our guided walking tour.