"One of the most special places I have ever been to."
When I came to Venice for the first time I was blown away with everything around me. How can people live with no cars was one of many questions whirling in my head. The answer is simple, you get used to it. As to anything.
Best way to explore is to go on a boat. Hesitating between traditional gondola or a speed boat was quite easy - speed boat. Our captain took us all around the Venice and we really enjoyed it. Freezing cold air right before Christmas made this vacation even more special.