Venice to Florence

Today we're heading to Florence, but first Suzanne and I decided to take one last, early morning walk around Venice. The Sun was finally out and we wanted to see the sunny version of Venice. We walked into the Cannaregio section which, if you consider that Venice is shaped like a fish, it's up toward the head of the fish.

The neighborhood is where most of the natives live. We saw shopkeepers getting their store ready, the garbage men were cleaning up the streets, and lots of kids were walking to school.

Grand Canal Morning

Grand Canal Morning

Sunny Alley

Sunny Alley

Stillness

Stillness

Venice House

Venice House

We only had about an hour to roam before we had to be back at the hotel. After breakfast, we all headed to the train station. Took the number 2 vaporetto to the train station and looked for our train, due to depart at 10:43.

The trip to Florence takes about four hours, with only a few stops. The largest city we pass through is Bologna.

On the Train Again

On the Train Again

Tuscan Countryside

Tuscan Countryside

No sooner had we wheeled our suitcases along Florence's cobblestone streets to the hotel, than it started to pour with rain. There was even a little thunder and lightening.

We walked around after the rain, but we took advantage of the rainy weather to catch up on sleep too, giving us full tanks for tomorrow.

Laundry Art

Laundry Art

Russian Orthodox Church

Russian Orthodox Church