03.24.2011 - 04.24.2011
On days 3, after the end of our food tour we got on a train to Venice. The train ride took a little over an hour and dropped us off right across the water from our hotel. We stayed at the Hotel Antiche Figure. This was a nice hotel with plenty of space, nice staff, and easy to find.
On day 4 we decided to roam around the city. We purchased a 24 hour pass on the water taxi and everything worked as planned. We visited St. Marks square, went up into Campanile di San Marco, and visited Doge's palace.
We had dinner at Taverna Ciardi. The food was good and the owner was very friendly.
Overall I'm happy that we visited Venice but I think one day is enough. Even in slow season it was very busy and once you get past the wow factor it's just ok.