Way back in 2008, my family and a group of friends of ours decided to roadtrip it from Florence to Venice, crossing northern Italy from west to east. It was a complete change in scenery to say the least, going from the warm shades of Tuscany to the humid canals of Veneto's capital.
We found that besides walking, going around the city by public transport is fast and efficient. In other cities this would mean a bus or metro, but here it's a water taxi, or vaporetto. Not that we complained, as we bobbed along the famous canals and enjoyed the sights.
... and encountered Venice's version of a traffic jam:
After watching a slight struggle as the gondoliers pushed this way and that, we arrived at the Piazza and the enchanting Duomo, in all its intricate detail.
In the next post, we go extremely cliched and ride a gondola! And visit islands! Stay tuned and tell me all about your own Venetian adventures :)