On the first day we went to San Marco Piazza and walked to the top of the bell tower to get the best views of the entire city, had some friendly pigeons come and say hi back in the piazza, had our first taste of cookie of gelato and pizza, sat by the grand canal, and walked all along and found a pretty nice garden.
The next island was Torcello which was really quaint and a nice place to just take a walk for awhile.
The last island was by far my favorite: Burano. It's famous for its colorful homes. Each color signifies the different fishing families. We got to see a lace demonstration in one of the shops on the island. There was even a store named after me there!
This house is probably somewhere I could find my mom one day - it is her favorite color.
I even found something with my sister's name on it... sort of.
After this boat tour we got on another boat... a different kind of boat... a gondola! The one must-do thing in Venice. Our gondolier was fantastic and was a great source of knowledge for what else to do with our time in Venice. We couldn't believe we were actually on a gondola in Venice - that's something that most people never get a chance to do in a lifetime.
The next day we were off to Florence!