Day 58 – Venice

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Me, Justin and Sam caught the 9am boat to get to Venice. We walked together up to the Saint Marco square, where there were small patches of water and apparently Venice floods every 5 years around October and they put raised pathways for the people to walk on.

Gondollas, many of them
Gondollas, many of them

The pathways just in case...

The pathways just in case...

After we separated, I took the vaporeto for the south east edge of Venice to go to the big venue of Biennale. The venue was build in 1895 and apart from its main exhibition space, it has several smaller pavilions for individual countries. The whole exhibition was rather big and I got out of it completely overdosed at around 3pm.

La Biennale it self!

La Biennale it self!

ropy art

ropy art

blue art

blue art

dead art

dead art

I took the vaporeto which went all around Venice and then crossed to Murano island up north. Murano is famous for its glass making furnaces, but to be honest that was all about it. It was very similar with Venice it self in terms of architecture and the canals and all the main streets were full of glass shops, one after the other. I wasn’t interested in buying anything that can be broken, so I went around some alleys in fast forward and then I caught the vaporeto again. I went even norther to the island of Burano. This is indeed a very beautiful island. It’s very small and quite, with only three or four canals running within it. Its main feature is the colorful houses, as each one is painted with a different bright color. Burano is about an hour away by boat, so as it was getting late I had to catch the vaporeto to Venice and then the last one to my camp site.

Murano and its glass

Murano and its glass

Burano

Burano

Colorful canals

Colorful canals

... and windows

... and windows

... and me

... and me

Sunset from the vaporeto

Sunset from the vaporeto

At the square the big cafes always play music to creat atmoshpere

At the square the big cafes always play music to creat atmoshpere

Today was very probabe one of the coldest days of my trip and as I was not cycling it was a little hard to keep warm. I am glad that about a month ago I bought a silk liner for my sleeping bag which improves the warmth a lot, as the temperature within the tent was around 9 degrees when I went to sleep.

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