This is the most magical little town and I would go again at anytime.
The train ride from Rome to Venice was beautiful. We passed through snowy mountains and little villages which made the ride pass by so much quicker.
The first day we arrived, we unloaded our stuff at the hotel and made our way to find dinner. We ate at Enoteca Rio Martin, which is my new favorite place EVER! I wish I could eat this same exact meal over and over. The restaurant was small with a beautiful set up and wonderful service.
For appetizers, we had a caprese salad and a charcuterie board.
For my main entree, I had gnocchi made with Gorgonzola cheese and walnut. I don’t think I’ll ever find a better gnocchi dish than this!
Lastly, for dessert we had tiramisu and panna cotta. This was my first time ordering panna cotta, and it’s definitely my new favorite dessert!
The weekend we decided to go was actually the same weekend as the Venetian parade. I’m really glad we went this weekend because it was such an experience to see everyone’s beautiful costumes and of course Venetian masks!
If you go to Venice, be sure to buy an eye mask as a souvenir.
In San Marco Square, you can pay €8 at Campanile to take an elevator to the top and look out over the beautiful island of Venice and see how beautiful the water is.
Not going to lie, it was very freezing at the top and extremely windy! Excuse my crazy hair!
While in San Marco square, we also visited the Doge Palace.
P.S. – they offer a student discount!
This is an outstanding building – I loved seeing all of the court rooms and the detailed ceilings!
While you’re still in San Marco square, be sure to check out St. Mark’s Basilica, too!
Also, be sure to try Rosso Pomo Doro. It’s an amazing Italian cuisine chain throughout Italy.
I tried fried pizza – it was great, but more like a dessert. It was too savory to eat as an entree!
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