Verona to Venice, despite stops in Vicenza, Padua and Venezia Mestre, takes only 1 hour and 12 minutes.
The city already feels crowded. Tourists are walking around everywhere. We bought a vaporetto pass for 7 days then squeezed onto the vaporetto and headed to our apartment.
The apartment is on Campo Santo Stefano, nicely in the central area, not too far from St. Mark’s Square.
The apartment is on the second floor, third by North American descriptions, with no elevator. Its floors are kind of wonky with high and low spots. It reminds us of the hotel we stayed at in Venice in 2007. The kitchen is small but modern with the luxury of a dishwasher. There are cute exposed bits of old wall.
The campo contains lots of restaurants in the campo. We had a good seafood risotto.
From there, we stocked up on groceries for a week long stay. We managed to navigate to the supermarket with barely a misstep. Past experience suggests this won’t continue.
The apartment also has a washing machine which we immediately used.
Sadly, we were supposed to be meeting up with our son and daughter-in-law but severe dental problems have kept them at home. We are all disappointed and we felt deflated about on our Venice plans.
For dinner, we went to another restaurant in Campo Santo Stefano, Terrazza Aperol. They are very big on Aperol Spritz as the name suggests and serve small plates of food and cicchetti, Venice’s small bites.
A little passeggiata, or evening walk, in the area: