Well my first impressions of Venice were like it was straight out the movies. You would have the streets filled with canals filled with water instead of roads. So if you want to get somewhere the best option will be to catch the sea taxi which is a boat that charges a few dollars to get to your destination. During this leg on my trip in 2012 were my three good friends Jarrod, Andrew and Lee. We had booked an apartment with a hostel company on the second floor which we now believed to be haunted haha there was definitely some paranormal activity or it was all that wine getting to our head.
The actual town itself was pretty boring after we did do some exploring. Riding the Gondola’s was a fun experience as it was something that I always wanted to do. They would make some pretty good coin during the holiday season I think they charged somewhere around 80 euros for about 45 minutes so you do the maths! As for the night life there was none so we had to resort to playing cards and drinking wine in our haunted apartment. There was this one restaurant at the bottom of our apartment which we fell in love with. Some authentic ass pasta for 7 euro a plate, we ate there at least twice a day followed by some ice cream a few doors down!
My advice for anyone travelling there don’t book more then three days, especially if your a group of four males at the age of 23, you will get bored at night and have to resort to watching the olympics at a bar in all it was good seeing another side of Italy.