The next day after Bergamo, we've taken a car and headed for the Venice. This was my first time in Italy so Venice was one of my "must see" places.
We started our trip to Venice from Bergamo city airport, where we rented a car. The car I had booked was Ford Fiesta or similar. Only I didn't know that in Italy a "similar" car could mean a huge 7 seated Dacia.
So we started our trip and headed straight for the Venice.
It was about 130km away. Not much to do than to go only straight.
We used the toll road which was nice and not that expensive too.
The sign says there's a huge traffic ahead. It's a shame we didn't notice that while driving.
The road itself was really boring. Seriously - not much to see around.
Still a long way to go.
And there's the traffic.
On our way we decided to visit Verona as well.
Even by driving around and looking at it from the car it looks terrific.
No idea which way to go.
Small cute streets.
So great views.
It really does look like a real Italian city.
We've cruised around for some time and continued our journey towards Venice.
At one point we decided to drive off the main road and changed navigator for the shortest rout. Which was a mistake. We ended up in some rural place with the speed limits of 40km/h..
At the end we left our car in a small city of Padua, 30km away from the Venice and decided to continue our journey by train. This was a good idea since car parking in Venice are extremely expensive where the train ticket from Padua to Venice will cost you only 3.5 euro.
It was the first time I was driving in a two story train.
And here we are, at the train station in Venice.
The first thing you see entering Venice.
Streets are full with tourists and locals.
People at work.
Small cute shops and streets.
Unfortunately even in this amazing city you can meet lots of "black" people selling fake stuff.
Lots of beautiful bridges all over Venice.
All buildings are indeed floating on top of the surface of the water.
I visited Venice in March and there were thousands of tourists. Can imagine how it's like there during summer period.
You can just love every part of it.
If you wish you can take a city tour in one of the thousands boats there.
If you wish to take one of these boats - gondolas, it will cost you a 100 euro a ride. Not the cheapest thing to be honest.
All house numbers are totally mixed up and make absolutely no sense.
Very cute bookstore with tiny models.
Our guide for the Venice.
Some views are really amazing.
Mercato di Rialto, Venice, Italy
Mercato di Rialto - market on the bridge. Market sells fruits, vegetables, groceries and fish.
Real Italian style.
Basilica of San Marco.
San Giorgio Monastery.
Taking some photos of us.
Some photos in Venice.
We decided to take a large circle through the Venice. So this point was like something of a middle. Now we headed back but using totally different route.
..and our signatures.
Small cute restaurant signs.
And these guys again.
Something like a bus station, only on water.
San Giorgio Monastery, Venice, Italy.
Literally every second street is connected with a small bridge.
Back to the train station.
Some last photos in Venice.
On our way back to Bergamo we spend some time in Padua which turned out to be very nice place.
The same Italian style streets as in Bergamo.
Looks like Italians are real patriots.
Beautiful Padua.comments powered by Disqus