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  • Day23

    Day 23: Venice, Italy

    July 13, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Today we visited St. Mark's Cathedral and Doge's Palace. Doge's Palace was pretty cool:

    1. Houses the largest oil painting in the entire world

    2. Has a "Bridge of Sighs" as the view from the bridge was the last prisoners got to see of the outside world before being banished to their cells

    3. There was always a room before the actual room. There was always a mini room that would serve as an entrance or waiting area for the following room and it was like that for pretty much every room! After you'd leave one big room, you were in the waiting/mini room for the next.

    After the tour, we went to the Cathedral and it was really nice. I forgot just how many churches there was to see in Italy, but nothing compares to the Vatican/St. Peter's Basilica.

    After our tourist touring, we grabbed sandwiches and ate them in the square. We also took a walk, found a place by the water, had a drink and then headed back to our Airbnb for a mini "spa" night and packing up. We made ourselves dinner at the Airbnb and we originally bought rice, but we couldn't figure out how to make it as it was all in Italian and turns out we actually bought Risotto, so we ditched that idea and made chicken breasts, broccoli and pasta. Turned out pretty good.
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