Before we got to Italy, people had warned us that there wasn’t much to do in Venice. We had heard that Venice was beautiful but crowded with tourists, expensive, and somewhat boring. They were absolutely right. On our first day there, we waited in a LONG line so that we could tour St. Mark’s Cathedral. After that we headed into the Doge’s Palace and spent 4 hours going through it with one of those dorky audio guides (which I love btw). Other than climbing up the bell tower, there wasn’t much more for us to see in Venice.
Becuase of this, on our second day we decided to take a day trip to Murano, a nearby island famous for its glass-blowing artisans. I liked Murano 1000x more than Venice. It still had the novelty of being a town connected by canals instead of roads but it was quaint, quiet, cute, and not packed with people. If you are planning on going to Venice anytime soon, definitely check out Murano. It’s only 45 minutes away by Vaporetti (the water busses)!
Here I am in Murano on one of the many bridges.