Worst night of the Trip/ Venice:
At about 430 am, we arrived in Verona Italy. Everyone in the bus had to get off and get on a train the rest of the way to Venice. We were too tired to care about being in Romeo and Juliet’s love land of Verona. We crawled into our train and both were dead asleep all the way to Venice. We arrived in Venice on time at about 7 am. We were so tired at this point!
We went and found the nearest café and grabbed some croissants for breakfast. We were lucky because they were actually pretty cheap, delicious and filled with jam! We then went back to the hotel and waited outside the door for the person in charge of the hostel. We got to leave our bags there and we left to explore the city. We decided that even with our lack of sleep, we needed to put on a happy face and enjoy Venice in all its glory. We bought waterbus passes, and took it down the main waterway of Venice.
We took it a few stops and got off at this big tourist stop with a big square and long line to get into this cathedral.
We decided the wait was not worth seeing the cathedral they were in line to see and instead we headed to the outer island to see the beach. Once we found the beach, we pulled out our lunches and ate some deli food we picked up earlier that morning.
|The Adriatic Sea|
|We stumbled upon a harry potter bus! Brian liked it :)|
When we headed back to our water taxi, we noticed a really cheap gelato shop. Of course, how can anyone turn down gelato, especially Brian? We ended up getting some, and it was amazing. Best gelato of the trip for sure. The guy heaped the ice cream on and then poured chocolate syrup on top. Can life get any better than this? I submit that it cannot!
After eating every bit of that deliciousness, we got on the boat and rode back to the main part of Venice. We hopped off and began to tour the city seeing all the waterways running through the city.
I have to say though..this was one point of our trip where Brian and I did not have a good experience. We got lost! We had a map, but we could not follow the map! It was totally confusing. We couldn’t find the main waterway again, and if we did find the waterway, the watertaxi could only be entered on the other side of the water! There are bridges that we could walk to, but we had to walk back into the city and loop around to get to the bridge, ending in being lost once again! sometimes the sidewalk would just...end into some water...
Finally after about an hour and a half, we found a bridge that could take us to the other side to get on the waterbus! By this time any waterbusses we were riding were cram packed and standing room only. The workers would give a constant "permiso" to move around and then start yelling in Italian and gesturing for us to make room for the huge group about to get on. Each stop I swear there were five people to get off and ten more on. How they fit baffles me. Our feet were KILLING us! We did, however, see lots of beautiful bridges while we were on the waterbus though.
We got back to our hostile about 3 pm and had a nice nap in the afternoon where we rested our poor feet from walking everywhere. While we were resting, our new roommate from France came in. He was meeting his girlfriend from the United States there that evening. They were a nice couple, and we didn't see much of them. We headed out again, roamed the city, and got dinner at a nice sidewalk cafe right next to a cool cathedral. fun clips of the night:
This ended the day well. We headed back to our water taxi that took us back to our hostel for the night.