Getting there ..... I flew with a friend from Dublin to London to Trieste in N Italy. We had no plan, we just went outside the airport & took a taxi to the nearest train station, the 1st train was the one we were taking & it was going to Venice , bello.
I remember our heads out the window of the train crossing the bridge out to Venice in excitement , we had to Q for 1+1/2hrs in the train station to try to get a hotel for the night, in the Q we met 2 really nice English girls & we all stayed in the same Hotel.Leaving the train station we were blown away getting outside into the city, a water taxi to the hotel & then out for dinner & Venice at night. We had a ball , its a quiet city, very romantic , beautiful , but we still managed to find a night club etc , the 1hr walk back to our hotel at sunrise was one of the nicest things I have ever experienced , we arrived not expecting anything & left feeling we had been in a film , another world .