A restful, travelling day today. These 1st class Eurail tickets are the way to go!! Debbie seems to be finding the travelling a bit tiring - again! (see picture)
Caught the train from Genova to Milan for a two hour lunch break and then headed off to romantic Venice via Verona.
A slight language problem had me slurping on a lunchtime coffee liqueur instead of a cafe freddo (iced coffee).
As we approached venice, it bucketed down - our first rain! Fortunately, once we worked out the 'floating bus system', the skies cleared.
Venice is everything you would expect and the canals are amazingly clearn. There are boats darting all over the place, including the wildly romantic ..and wildly expensive... gondolas.
We made the most of our ferry tickets and toured the watery streets at night. As you can see, we were treated to a spectacular display of lightning in the distance which made a dramatic backdrop to the silhouetted city with its lights reflecting across the water.
Sat down for tea at a restaurant just down the road in Lido - lasagne and Greek salad!