Venice, Italy

There is only one Venice. A city where boats replace cars and you can cross hundreds of bridges walking from one side of town to the other.  Public transport is on the water and locals cross the Grand Canal on a traghetto, a long boat similar to a gondola with standing room only. We had an amazing apartment right on the Grand Canal (thanks mum and dad!) so we had one of the best views of the city. It was awesome to sit on our little balcony watching the life of the city sail past. We walked the streets and squares of Venice, and of course checked out some of the tourist sights too. We spent a day on the outer islands of Murano and Burano, sipped Aperol spritz at canal side cafes and ate our way through the cicchetti bars of Venice.

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