Coming back to Italy and seeing Venice for the first time was remarkable. A city built on water. Literally no cars whatsoever. This floating city consists of 117 small islands, all separated by canals. How does one get around? By boat and bridges. We decided to stay on the mainland and take a bus to the city center – it’s way cheaper. However, if you plan on staying in one of the islands, then book your room with time due to high demand and prices. During your stay, you’ll have to take boats to get around, unless you want to walk everywhere using the connecting bridges. I like to think of the water boats as their “subway” system. If you go to Italy, Venice is a must. The Rialto Bridge, St Mark’s Basilica, Murano & Burano Island, and Piazza San Marco are all great sights. I personally think Venice is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve been to due to its unusual design and artistic heritage.