3 Days in Venice / by Michelle Linden















After Florence, we took the train up to Venice, with a stop to see the Ferrari Factory. Unfortunately, we weren't able to visit any of the new buildings... but C was pretty excited to check out the museum.
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Venice was awesome. It was pretty much my favorite place... and to be honest, I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. I've heard that Venice is a bit like Disney World... and well, I suppose it can be. Sure, there were tons of crowds around the top sites, but once we ventured off the beaten path, we really felt like we were visiting a place where actually people live... Which is probably a bit strange, since hardly anyone lives in Venice.... but still.
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I think that our perspective of Venice was probably a bit different since we were lucky enough to visit the Biennale while we were there (more on that tomorrow). In addition to being a welcome relief from all of the ancient buildings and statues, the Biennale is located in a great part of Venice that we probably would not have visited otherwise. Add to that some great weather, and it was a perfect 3 days. Other than the Biennale, the only real 'touristy' thing that we did was visit St. Mark's and the Calatrava bridge (which was just ok).... we spent the rest of the time just wandering the city. Now that the rain is starting here in Seattle, I'm already looking back fondly on all of the sunshine and warm weather!
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