Thursday, July 19, 2012

Leaving Verona, Venice, and Italy

We woke up early on Monday to take the train from Verona back to Venice where we would catch our flight back to England. Things went quite smoothly since we had packed most everything the night before. We were able to eat a light breakfast and hit the road by 7 a.m. Our first stop was the Verona train station. We saw some last sights along the way.

Walking to the train station let us see the canal that bypasses the downtown loop of the River Adige.

Canal Camuzzoni (taken from a bridge)

Canal exit (the sign is wrong, it's not stairs, it's a ladder)

We also saw an impressive but unidentified church near the train station.

Church on the way out of town, not sure what style(s) it is built in

The train ticket was easy to get though no one on the train ever checked our ticket. I guess the threat of a 50 euro fine makes everyone behave. Speaking of well behaved,  the children were fine on the long train ride, enjoying the views and the electronic entertainment we had brought along.

In Venice we had to switch to a bus to get to the airport. Luckily our wait was very short. But not too short to stop Lucy from getting one last gelato before departing. She was nice enough to share some with me.

Getting through Marco Polo Airport also went smoothly, though I was selected for a more invasive search. The guy doing the search said I was randomly selected and it was my lucky day. I smiled and submitted. It actually wasn't very invasive and it hardly slowed us down. I guess cooperating with a minor inconvenience keeps it as minor as possible. The flight went well and we made it home with plenty of happy memories of food, art, architecture, bridges, and tortellini. We can't wait to go back to Italy, though maybe in a cooler month.

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