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Kristin's Blog: Day 6: Venice
Today we awoke to another gorgeous morning in Italy. Our luggage needed to be outside of our room by 8:30am as we were headed to the City of Venice. We had a lovely, relaxing breakfast outside at our hotel before departing on our bus at 9:15am. Our destination was the Florence Train Station.
This is where the story gets interesting. Upon arriving at the Florence Train Station, we had an hour of free time to walk around and shop. After about a half hour of being there, Alexa asked that we all come quickly to our meeting spot. We were then informed by Korey that our train was still in Rome and was experiencing engine difficulty. As Adventures by Disney® always has a "back up" plan, our bus driver, Max, was still waiting in the parking lot. He was not planning on departing until we were on the train chugging off into the distance. Thank goodness he was still waiting to guard against the unexpected, because the unexpected did happen with us! So our guides quickly handled out our lunches and we were back on the bus within a half an hour and on our way to Venice. We played games and again got to stop at amazing gas stations for food and candy. We loved all of our gas station stops!
Upon our arrival in Venice, we took a quick monorail ride over from where the bus dropped us off. Then we took a short walk and boarded our gondolas -- this was the most special part of our Adventure. There were Italian singers onboard too! After exiting the special gondola ride, we walked around Venice. Upon our walk we "stumbled" upon Marco Polo. :) Marco did a quick little scavenger hunt with a few of the members of our group, and then we were handed our special pins for that day.
We then took our own private water taxis to the hotel, Hilton Molino Stucky, in Venice. We had dinner on our own that evening. A few of us decided to visit the rooftop pool as it was ranked number three in the world. Afterwards we had a relaxing dinner in the lobby of our hotel.
Tink's Tip: Pack dramamine in your luggage! You never know when you might need it (for windy roads or canal rides!)