Maybe the Venetians would have been happy to hear that, given the fact that the majority of them actually voted to secede from Italy in March, 2014. This sentiment has been brewing for a very long while, but has increased drastically in recent years because they pay billions of Euros to Rome in taxes and don’t believe they get back what they are due.
The Bridge of Sighs was completely different than I expected, but it was still really cool to walk across it and look out the tiny windows that the prisoners often caught their last glimpse of the outside world through.
I really wanted to experience this when we were in Venice, and on our last day there, we did. The city is a finely tuned machine when it comes to getting the pedestrian walkways set up quickly, and the vendors waste no time in setting up their stands with plastic baggies to put over your shoes. The water made it all the way into St. Mark’s Square, although it was not nearly as deep as it often is.
Coming up next…our excursions to Padua and Bologna!