The trip to Venice was definitely one of my favorite experiences from the trip. After the boat ride across the Adriatic, we were all eager to explore the new city and see what it is so famous for. Unfortunately, as the boat docked, a rainstorm began and by the time we were standing on land, it looked like the streets were slowing turning into canals. However, the team made the decision to have a positive mindset and to make the best of the day.
I split off from the big group with three of my friends, Noah, Wyatt, and Marty. We had a wonderful day exploring Venice and seeing what the city had to offer. Initially, we went to a wonderful pasta restaurant that had authentic Italian cuisine. After the delicious meal, we went to the Rialto Bridge and decided that it was necessary to invest in a Gondola ride to truly experience Venice’s famous canals. This set the group back about 80 Euros, but it was well worth it in the end. Finally, we spent the rest of the day roaming around the city, voyaging up the bell tower, and popping into high end shopping stores.
On this one day excursion, it occurred to me that traveling his always enhanced when you are doing it with people that you enjoy. It is fun to have a variety of perspectives and to be able to have fun discussions about the various things that you see. Overall, Venice will be beautiful for anyone who visits; however, friends are a necessary packing essential.