I must admit I was a little bit nervous traveling into Venice in the summer heat. Since this was my first time in Venice, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect- I had heard of both nightmarish experiences and love stories from the city. Despite the sun beaming down and the 38 degree heat, I have to say the latter turned out to be true for me. Venice was absolutely amazing! Then imagine what it would be like during the cooler, less crowded seasons. Before arriving we had done absolutely no research on what to do or where to go. The only thing we did was wander around the streets, over the bridges, along the canals. Once we felt ready to go back home, we turned to google maps to find our way.