Viva Venezia!

2 Posted by - August 6, 2014 - Bike Tour, Italy, Pedal, Sights, Travel
"So, what's your plan?" We get asked that question a lot. Because local knowledge is invaluable--and, let's be honest, because we don't have a plan--we typically answer with, "What do you recommend?" It hasn't led us astray so far. In fact, it's taken us to the gorgeous mountain town of Garmisch, Germany, and through the heart of the Dolomites, which was some of our favorite riding ever. It was during dinner in the Dolomites that we were asked the question again by a friend of our host. "What do you recommend?" I auto-replied. "Have you been to Venice?" she asked, originally from the city, herself. We hadn't, but we'd read that it isn't bike-friendly, so we thought we'd steer clear. She looked grief-stricken. "You have to go," she urged. Plus, it wasn't that warm of a summer and the smell was tolerable, she told us. So we went. 20140728-DSC_9968 Over the next several days, we made our way to Padova, where we left our bikes at a hotel and took a cheap bus to Venice. 20140728-DSC_9831 20140728-DSC_9976 It was beautiful. 20140728-DSC_9972 20140728-DSC_9965 20140728-DSC_995520140728-DSC_9952 20140728-DSC_9948 It was crowded. 20140728-DSC_9927 20140728-DSC_9913 20140728-DSC_9886 And it didn't smell too bad. 20140728-DSC_9878 20140728-DSC_9873 20140728-DSC_9861


  • Jimmie p August 10, 2014 - 6:40 pm Reply

    Love your pics…justin has more of a European look than you … You guys are full of wonders!

    • b_puliti August 14, 2014 - 10:10 am Reply

      Is that so? 😉 Italy has proven very photographic!

  • Tasha Hall August 14, 2014 - 2:34 pm Reply

    so jealous and happy for the two of you

    • b_puliti August 15, 2014 - 8:23 am Reply

      Aww, no reason to be jealous–this pedaling thing is harder than it looks! Pack up the family and meet us in Croatia! 🙂

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