"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."

Beautiful Venice

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.

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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.

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So we started our trip and headed straight for the Venice.

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It was about 130km away. Not much to do than to go only straight.

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We used the toll road which was nice and not that expensive too.

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The sign says there's a huge traffic ahead. It's a shame we didn't notice that while driving.

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The road itself was really boring. Seriously - not much to see around.

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Still a long way to go.

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And there's the traffic.

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On our way we decided to visit Verona as well.

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Even by driving around and looking at it from the car it looks terrific.

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No idea which way to go.

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Small cute streets.

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So great views.

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It really does look like a real Italian city.

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We've cruised around for some time and continued our journey towards Venice.

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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..

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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.

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It was the first time I was driving in a two story train.

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And here we are, at the train station in Venice.

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The first thing you see entering Venice.

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Streets are full with tourists and locals.

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People at work.

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Small cute shops and streets.

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Unfortunately even in this amazing city you can meet lots of "black" people selling fake stuff.

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Lots of beautiful bridges all over Venice.

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All buildings are indeed floating on top of the surface of the water.

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I visited Venice in March and there were thousands of tourists. Can imagine how it's like there during summer period.

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You can just love every part of it.

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If you wish you can take a city tour in one of the thousands boats there.

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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.

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All house numbers are totally mixed up and make absolutely no sense.

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Very cute bookstore with tiny models.

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Our guide for the Venice.

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Some views are really amazing.

Venice

Mercato di Rialto, Venice, Italy

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Mercato di Rialto - market on the bridge. Market sells fruits, vegetables, groceries and fish.

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Souvenir shop.

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Real Italian style.

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Basilica of San Marco.

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Doge's palace.

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San Giorgio Monastery.

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Taking some photos of us.

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Some photos in Venice.

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Beautiful souvenirs.

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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.

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..and our signatures.

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Small cute restaurant signs.

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And these guys again.

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Something like a bus station, only on water.

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San Giorgio Monastery, Venice, Italy.

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Literally every second street is connected with a small bridge.

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Back to the train station.

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Some last photos in Venice.

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On our way back to Bergamo we spend some time in Padua which turned out to be very nice place.

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The same Italian style streets as in Bergamo.

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Looks like Italians are real patriots.

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Beautiful Padua.

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