13 July 2016

8 July - Venice

Today we put the hills and mountains behind us for a bit and rolled towards Venice.  As we left the elevation, we left the protection from the heat of the lowlands.

Before leaving Colorado, we booked all of our hotels,  For the most part, all of them have been excellent. Today was the exception. This place set a new bar for us in low-quality lodging, but I'll spare you the details.

So, after dropping baggage and changing clothes, we made our way across the bridge to Venice, which was only about 5-10 minutes away. They have made a new island just outside the city, just for a big parking garage, right next to where they dock the cruise ships.

We spent most of the day just wandering the narrow streets and walkways, climbing over the waterway bridges, and just taking in the sites.

Gelato was consumed.  You may notice we got a bit hotter as the day went on, until we got in the boat to return back to the bike...

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