Ashley Head of Project Management, independent, curious, observant

Best travel experiences

when I get to dig into the culture of a place, usually by spending significant time there - living in Costa Rica and Mexico are the highlights.

Ashley's Perfect Days

A Laid Back Day In Venice

    • Morning
      • Vaporetto Linea 2

      • Take a vaporetto ride (water taxi) through Venice's grand canal. Get to see the city from the water, and cut down on your walking time to get to the Ponte Rialto.
      • Ponte di Rialto

      • Don't spend much time here...it's just a bunch of shops along the bridge, but what a great view the bridge has. Take in the city and wander the trinket stalls before heading for a less crowded area where you can grab lunch in a little cafe with delicious seafood.
    • Afternoon
      • Piazza San Marco

      • Take the ride up the bell tower (campo) to get a birds-eye view of Venice. The city spreads out before you, a sea of terra cotta tiled roofs and snaking canals.
      • grab gelato for an afternoon snack

      • Pick your favorite flavor and wander the labyrinth of alleys for a laid-back afternoon. Stop in a little piazza and people watch, read a book, or kick around a soccer ball with local kids.
    • Evening
      • Murano Glass

      • After dinner, pop into one of the many shops selling murano glass, a Venetian treasure from nearby Murano Island.
      • View on Foursquare
    • Night
      • I would stay at: The Westin Europa & Regina, Venice

      • Situated right on the water, this hotel is class all the way.

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