My hostel in Venice was a 500 year old building and located just one varpetto (water bus) stop from the Rialto Bridge. Amazing location to explore a really unique and beautiful city. The best part of the location, for me at least, was the near by Rialto Market. Venice doesn’t have a lot of grocery stores (or space) so most folks do their shopping at the fish and produce market.
Each morning I would walk past and pick up fruit to snack on throughout the day. The selection is incredible. Everything is, of course, delivered by boat and one more I caught a glimpse of the special boat crane they use to move stacks of fruit crates!