We left Cinque Terre, sadly, with our trusty Garmin by our side and the shortest route to Venice programmed in. Unfortunately it seems that the shortest route is over what felt like the Italian alps with switchbacks, narrow roads, and sheer drop off It probably added two hours and took two years off our lives, but no worries, we made it and all was good- or so we thought.
We got on the wrong water taxi. Who knew there was more than one? We ended up on the other side of Venice with all of our luggage and about a mile walk. Over cobblestones. Crossing 7 bridges.
FINALLY we arrived, So, the moral of the story is- marry the right man. Otherwise you'll end up in an Italian jail for attemped murder with a cheese knife. :)