Everyone talks about the smell in Venezia. We were there at the start of winter and we were lucky enough not to have had to experience the potent aroma that others have experienced.
After our initial confusion on arriving, due to some language barriers, we found our way to the ferry. Taking in the historic architecture in the afternoon light, was a wonderful first impression. We spent three days meandering through the cobbled lane ways intersecting iconic canals, exploring its history and beauty. We took in the palace and basilicas; and visited Burano to see coloured houses and buy lace work. We enjoyed copious amounts of coffee, food and wine… and I do mean copious!
It was a great start to our Italian odyssey adventure.