I'm hurting today. After about 3 hours sleep I am feeling pretty seedy. We managed to grab some rolls from the breaky hall as we took our bags to the bus. It was going to be a long day. We had a group photo as about 10 people were leaving the tour. Then it was off down the road. After a 7 hour journey we arrived at our campsite for the next 2 nights near Venice. We were allocated our Chalets then made our way in to Venice for an orientation tour where we would spend the rest of the day. Salvation came near the start of the tour when Tim, our awesome tour leader, took us to a great pizza place. With a slice of pizza the size of my head in my belly I was set to enjoy the beauty of Venice. And yes it is just as you imagine it. There is no place like it. It is all foot traffic in the city as cars and bikes are banned. Water taxis and gondolas cruise the waterways. We wandered through the seriously narrow streets before arriving at the Grand Canal. This is the most iconic part of Venice so we all stopped for photos. Then it was up and over the 16th century Rialto Bridge and on to Piazza San Marco. It was late afternoon as the group split and Jac & I joined Janet (US) & Jack (Aus) sitting on the waters edge out to the other islands. As light started to fade, giving Venice another beautiful side, we wandered back through the streets to the bus station and finally home. Great day in an amazing city, much better than the way the day started out.