After Rome, we were supposed to go to Venice, but as I mentioned; Italians are terrible when it comes to transportation. Two years ago I got stuck four hours in transit, and this time the train to Venice was delayed, delayed, delayed and finally cancelled. We buckled up with no backup plan, and when I randomly saw a train to Firenze, I thought why not. And so, we ended up in Firenze for the night. The next day we got to see a littlebit before continuing our jurney, hence the first picture above of the breath raking Santa Maria del Fiore. I didn´t really get the time to fully suck in the impressions, but what little of Firenze I saw was as beautiful as the rest of Italy so far.
We arrived in Venice in the afternoon, and after leaving our luggage at the hostel, we did what we´ve done the whole time; strolled without any perticular plan. No wonder this city is so cramped with tourists, it´s beautiful! Actually top three of the trip; Budapest, Rome and Venice. All the channels, the tiny streets covered in cobblestone, local shops with jewlery and handcrafted glass - amazing. We got to know a Venician, and he told us that the tourism is causing the locals to move elsewhere due to the high prices. It makes me sad that to travel the world can cause such bad reactions, when it also is many countries main income. Capitalism is all I guess.
This was our final night before the 40 (!!!) hour train ride back home, and so we took advantage; Wine, delicious dinner, drinks, all by the Grand Canal with the famous Ponte di Rialto. If you seek happiness, do exactly that and I will guarantee a big stupid smile on your face. It was the perfect ending to our month of interrail, and I am truly grateful to have the opportunity to do what I love the most.