We arrived in Venice by train and took the public “boat” to our hotel, Westin Europa and Regina. Since we were backpacking, we were able to take the public boat easily. To book this hotel, I used 12,000 Starpoints per night thanks to my American Express SPG Credit Card. The hotel’s location was in the middle of the city near San Marco’s Square. The hotel would have cost $500 a night without points! We took a gondola, many boat rides, and ate lots of good food. Here are some pictures of Venice.