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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 🙂

I have not updated a blog in a couple of days, as it was a little slow..
Our last day at lake como we took a long hike.. One cool thing we saw was a cemetery with the view

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Some more from the hike

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The next day we drove to Milan to pick up our friends.. And later to lake Garda.. The views around the lake are very cool

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Some more from the city

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Today we drive from lake Garda to Venice… Witnessed a race between a Ferrari and a 911 turbo.

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The Ferrari won.. We went about 132mph, still could not catch up

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We arrived at Venice.. Lots of things to see..

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Also went to the top of a St. Marks campanile. Great views of the city

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More from Venice tomorrow