Day 96- Travel to Venice

Today we left Milan and took an afternoon train and water taxi to Venice! We actually got a hotel in Venice since it was one of the cities we are visiting that Alexander was extra excited for and since we are doing well on our budget, we thought we could splurge a little!  

Since we arrived in the late afternoon and we were excited to explore this beautiful and unique city, we threw down our bags and immediately left to see the town! By the way, Venice has zero roads- there is one road and railway that comes into the city and when you arrive you have to park your car at the massive parking garage. Within the city all transport is by boat or foot! 

Alexander took so many pictures on our evening walk that it was really hard to pick which ones to share! Each of the canals were so picturesque that we were in constant awe.  

Right in time, we were able to see the sunset behind the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. The orange haze draped over all of the buildings around us for only a few minutes, but it was breathtaking.  

Right in time, we were able to see the sunset behind the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. The orange haze draped over all of the buildings around us for only a few minutes, but it was breathtaking.  

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We also stopped in the Piazza San Marco and were blown away (for like the 5th time today) by the Basilica di San Marco! I mean look at this work of art! 

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Fun fact: There are over 400 bridges in Venice! Most of them are quite small, connecting buildings across the skinny canals. 

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While most of the “streets” are not much wider than a typical sidewalk, some are wider and quite busy! Many of them have interesting shops and pizzerias on either side. We really enjoyed looking at the glass shops, there were several of them because Venetian glass work is quite well known! 

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For dinner, we went to the restaurant nearest our hotel right on the canal! We both had pasta, naturally:)