Day 14: Venice

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Venice is a cluster of 117 islands which has no roads, save for a section near the causeway. The only way to get around is by boat or on foot.

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With prohibitively expensive prices for the waterbus – €7.50 for a single trip, I chose to get around by foot.

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And so did many others. The pathways are smooth enough to walk. The only thing which may tire you out are the numerous bridges along the way.

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You’ll cross a canal every 5 minutes or less.

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A fruit market along my walk.

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Part of the Grand Canal.

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Another small canal with gondolas ready for service. Care for a ride? It’s €80 for the first 40 minutes, and that’s the daytime price. A more romantic ride at night will set you back €100 for the first 40 minutes.

I continued my self-tour on foot.

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Piazza San Marco, or Saint Mark’s Square.

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Looking out to San Giorgio Maggiore Island.

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More gondolas.

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Rialto Market.

Maybe I was too cheap to explore anything that needed to be paid for, but I managed to walk the typical tourist round of Venice in 3 hours. Not the most inspiring city I’ve been to in my life. Luckily, I didn’t have to pay extra for train tickets to here as compared to an immediate interchange at Milan.

I headed back to the railway station area to rest my legs for a while, before I explored Venice’s only rail-based transit system.

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