Upon arrival in Venice, it becomes exceedingly obvious that you have just entered one of the most touristic cities in the entire world. A day in Venice is easily likened to a day in Disney World, and similar in both expense and novelty. Amanda and I spent most of the day just wandering around, poking our heads into random churches, taking pictures, and sampling the food. In total we probably walked across the city 2-3 times and it certainly has great personality and charm. That being said, I'm glad we were only there for 7 hours and not for multiple days. The day's highlight, however, was when a well-voiced Italian man and his accordion player cruised under a bridge on a Gondola: The music was resonating through the narrow canal and it was obvious that nothing could be any more Italian. The novelty of this experience was unlike any I have experienced and made it feel as if I were in a movie. Ultimately, it was a good but exhausting day and we were happily back on the train by 7:15PM. Today (Friday) we are going to rent mountain bikes and then spend the weekend climbing.
Below are some pictures I took in Venice.
A "Venetian Street"
"Main Street Venice"
Come on guys, can't you make a tower that doesn't lean? So far I'm not convinced....