Escape from Venice
We come to an end of our first Italy trip and choose to make it in this lovey-dovey city, Venice. As the summer days were hot, instead of staying in the crowded center around St Mark’s Square, we escaped to quieter Lido, another sister island in the Venetian Lagoon. We made the scenic route by vaporetto (water bus) number 1 that took us down the length of the Grand Canal to Lido.
Pekka booked the hotel through internet from Castiglion Fiorentino not so many days before, and by that time there were not too many good options left. However, the one we chose turned out to be a great choice for our short 2 nights stay, as it was conveniently just next to Lido’s Santa Maria Elisabetta pier.
After all the nice experiences we had seen and done in Italy together for this first time, I truly recommend train if you are thinking of seeing around the country. It’ll allow you just to sit, relax and enjoy the spectacular views – and not having to worry about all the hassles of car rental and driving on your own. Italian train system made a great impression with its convenience, good connections and scheduling. Far better than all the babbles we’d heard or read about it before.
Since this trip we’ve visited Venice a couple times more, and she has never let us down. I’ll share stories and pictures covering those journeys with you in the future posts. Please stay tuned.