Saturday, November 11, 2017


I enjoyed Venice, I am glad we went, I would go back, I wouldn't want to live there.  That being said, Venice is crowded, dirty, and expensive.  At the same time Venice is unique, charming, elegant, a real one of a kind experience.  

We stayed in Padua, why Padua?  Hotels were a fraction of the price of Venice, it was cleaner, less crowded and only about a 20 minute train ride from Venice.  The trains run every 15-20 minutes, and are relatively inexpensive.  Padua itself is a neat city - worth taking time to look around.  


  1. I've been to Italy a lot but have never gotten to Venice. It's currently overwhelmed with tourists and doesn't sound so enticing anymore.

  2. been to rome, but not venice.

  3. I probably won't ever see Venice for these reasons, alas