We reached the Venezia Mestre railway station at around 3:00PM. This train station is a bit far from the Venice main island and the way to commute to the Venice island is through Water Bus, also known as Vaporetti. A single ticket would cost €7.5 and would be valid for 75 mins from the start time of the journey. There are also a variety of travel cards available. Ex: A single day travel card costs about €20, similarly there are 2- and 3-day cards. Since this was our 1st day in Venice, we didn’t want to book the day card, hence we went ahead and purchased a single ticket. The ride took approx. 40-45 mins and we reached the Venice main island at around 4PM. The scenic beauty of the place could simply be defined with one word, RESPLENDENT.
We had pre-booked our hotel/room in Venice and hence, we walked around the lanes of Venice to find it (Thanks to Google Maps these days!). The lanes of Venice are quite tricky for the first time and you might circle around and reach to the same spot. Even sometimes the maps aren't able to find out the exact spot, since the lanes are tiny and confusing. However, after circling around for quite some time, we reached our room. It was a nice place with a beautiful decor and it had a unique touch of the Roman architecture.
We unpacked our bags, freshened up and within an hour and half headed out to the streets of Venice. The sun doesn't set here till 10PM in August and hence it was feasible for us to wander around the lanes. We crossed some nice and colourful boutiques on the way and reached the famous Rialto bridge of Venice.