During the day long drive back to Italy and to Venice we discussed the big question — should we relax and wind down for a couple of days or should we tackle Venice?
We were still not sure quite what we would do when we approached Venice and its well known fragrance assailed our senses — that was not a pleasant smell. We had been warned about this olfactory assault in advance — but to experience it full on was quite nauseating.
This did not lessen as we approached our destination for the next two nights — the rather grandly named Hotel Villa Marcello Giustinian. After checking in and talking to some other guests it was clear that at this time the hotel was downwind of Venice itself and Venice was the place to be.