We stopped into Bologna on our way to Venice to go to the Ducati museum. This is as far as we got. Apparently you need to make a reservation at least a week in advance to stand a chance of getting in there. Who would have thought it would be so hard on a weekday?
So off to Venice we went. Some people love Venice, some people don’t. I could take it or leave it. Admittedly we were only there for a day. There are lots of places away from the main tourist area that looked like they would be interesting to explore if we had more time.
Come on guys, I could get a boater hat… Most of them didn’t look that happy anyway.
Our main fun of the day was impersonating gondaliers and tour group leaders (most of the real ones had bright coloured umbrellas they were holding up in the air). It was just one of those days when the pushing and shoving of the crowds made us all a little silly.
For me the most interesting part of Venice was watching the non-tourist boats go about their daily business of getting around town via water. I wondered what life must be like to live in a place that is constantly flooded with tourists.