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Venice's Sweet Delights

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Venice feels like it really shouldn't exist, but it's rather wonderful that it does. Every corner you turn presents an enchanting new vista, and you quickly lose count of the number of bridges you've crossed. It's busy though - the canals were getting close to gridlocked in places.


The tranquility of having little in the way of motorised transport was broken today by a number of helicopters circling above - the Pope's in town. We'd caught a glimpse of Il Papa at the Vatican, and heard that he would be travelling down the Grand Canal at 12.30pm, but after waiting around on a bridge for half an hour to see if he'd pass by in a specially converted Pope Boat, we got bored and went for lunch.


On the subject of food, seemingly every other shop has a display piled high with sweets, pastries, cakes and chocolate, and we couldn't resist taking a picture...


Next stop is Budapest, on an overnight train that leaves tomorrow evening - only €5 to reserve. It means we get an extra day in Venice, and save on accommodation costs for a night. Sweet!

Posted by shoestring 09:41 Archived in Italy Tagged buildings venice boat landscape italy canal gondola pope

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Hello ello, looks like u are having an amazing time .... just went to Budapest last weekend! you should go to the Basillica and to the markets and avoid the Goulash - its gross! The Gellert baths are nice, lots of big pretty buildings and spicy sausages, have fun xxx

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