After staying in Milan for a few days Chelsea and I headed out for a day trip to Venice. From Milan, Venice is about a 3 1/2 hour train ride. It makes for a long day but it is so worth it! 

It was a super hot day so we walked around until we got tired enough to stop and take in the sights.

I highly recommend sitting on the steps of where the Grand Canal flows out to the ocean for this!

One of my favorite things about Venice are the textures and colors of the walls and shutters.

I could stare at the stained and distressed paint all day!

Chelsea couldn’t resist picking up a masquerade mask and trying it on!

 Every time I go to Venice I can’t believe that the guys in the gondolas actually wear the striped shirts and hats like you imagine them wearing as a kid!

One last thing about going to Italy…

If you are going there and don’t speak the language then you should check out these free language videos made by Girls4Teaching. They are funny and down right cheesy but will prepare you for some begining Italian!