Language- Italian

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Good bye- Arrivederci or Salve Ciao

Thank you- Grazie

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Venice, Italy – (April 2018) this was the second stop on our mother daughters trip- we spent 3 days in Venice- we stayed at an Airbnb a 10 min train ride outside of Venice- as I was planning I didn’t understand how to book an Airbnb in Venice cause of the water – I got confused- I wasn’t sure if I needed access to a boat or private transportation but now I know it’s easy to get around – Venice is a magical floating city – with bridges and canals and water ferries- to access areas on foot you will need to use the bridges or you can hop on and off the water ferries – the ferries are flat boats only for foot passengers-we payed for a day pass so we could hop on and off and check out the other islands if we wanted- on the train going into Venice we met a local who showed us how to use the ferries, read the train right to get back to our Airbnb and restaurants with good food not tourist food and prices – he was so nice and helpful

Murano & Burano Island- You can get a half day pass or full day pass for the ferries – I would say do a full day and check out the islands – do a day by foot and do a half day – it’s a far walk to the plaza so the ferries helps so much- on the full day we checked out Murano – we meant to go to Burano as well but spent a lot of time checking out all the glass blowing and eating all the gelato in Burano

Gondola Ride– Of course we had to do a gondola ride through the canals- it’s not cheap- but it’s so worth it- I think we paid $150 for an hour and a half – they are everywhere so ask around about prices and find the person you like the most – Venice is super busy anytime of the year- we went in April and it was totally doable- I hear in the summer it is way too over crowded- I have heard people say they didn’t like Venice- i found it hard not to love- I have never experienced a city like this before- it has its own vibe with the canals and water and I was loving it

St Mark’s Basilica– located in the Plaza – it is a church so knees and shoulders should be covered- it’s free to go inside – but cost money to enter the museum- there was always such a large line when we walked by – and there are pigeons everywhere!!! So if you let a local put bird food in your hand remember you will have to pay- when traveling don’t let anyone put anything in your hand or you will have to pay – I think Rhonda only had 5 bucks on her and gave it to him- he wanted more -don’t let anytime intimidate you especially when you already paid a good amount