We have now spent a couple of days in Venice..
I should say this has been my least favorite city in the entire trip. Of course, the churches are beautiful, and the canals are unique, but..
It’s crowded, and I mean New York Times square in the middle of the summer crowded.. But the streets are only about 4ft wide, so walking around is miserable. The St. Marks is a total zoo.

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The tours are canned and uninteresting in general. Apparently for the good tours you have to sign up weeks in advance.
Food in subpar compared to the rest of the country.
The shops are packed with Chinese junk. The other shops are mostly american franchises.
We are leaving today, and I don’t think I am ever coming back, but here are some pics of the buildings..

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With our friends

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Inside the St. Marks basilica

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Off to Bologna today! I have high hopes for the food, at least 🙂

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