After a full day of taking the subway, the bus, the plane and the train, we finally arrived in Venice. Check in time at our hostel had passed so we scrambled to find a place to lay our heads to rest. Using my trusty Rick Steve's guide to Italy, I secured a vacancy at a hotel near the train station, and even bargained down the price. Here are some pics of Venice...

St. Mark's Basilica

Gondola riders

Seafood pasta dinner

We got majorly ripped off at the Venice train station. Long story short, the lady sold us two tickets leaving from a station elsewhere, departing 5 minutes ago, with the printed price on the tix less than what we paid. I didn't go without putting up a good fight. But it was a costly lesson: watch your back, and look at your ticket very carefully before leaving the window.