Venice..time to get caught up
Trip Start Oct 09, 2008
12Trip End Nov 01, 2008
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We were in Venice very briefly on Sunday, October 19th. We took a train from Rome to the Santa Lucia train station in Venice. Let me tell you, Venice is a happening town! We left some of our luggage at the train station, and I'm glad we did, because the water busses (vaparettos) are very crowded, and you have to pay for each piece of luggage as well...
We finally located the place to get our free shuttle to the Hilton, as it was across the canal (and believe me, that was the only free thing in Venice, you even have to pay to use the restroom in most public bathrooms)
The Hilton was the most beautiful one we'd ever seen, a separate bathtub and shower, even a bidet. We ate in the restaurant, and though it was expensive (5 euros for 1/5 of a liter of coke, we spent 20 euros just on soda for dinner), the food was absolutely wonderful, worth the price, definitely.
We left for Switzerland the next morning, but we spent a few hours in San Marcos Piazza (St. Mark's Square). It is really gorgeous, we were in awe of all the buildings and churches, both in the square and elsewhere.
We can't wait to go back, our time there was way too short.