People like to complain that Venice is nothing but a tourist trap. While it's true that there's not much left here but a tourist industry in a shell of a community, it's worth seeing because there's no other place on earth quite like it. Venice is charming and romantic if you allow yourself to have the right mindset.
We started the day off with a visit to Saint Mark's Basilica, and spent the rest of the day wandering, snacking, and doing lots of window shopping.
We had a very average dinner on the waterfront, but the view was what it was all about.
Then we headed back over to Saint Mark's Square for drinks at Caffè Florian. A Venice institution that opened in 1720, Caffè Florian claims to be the oldest restaurant in the world. We listened to the live orchestra, drank delicious red wine, and we danced at midnight in San Marco Square. ❤️