We spent 1 night and an entire day in Venice before taking the train to Mogliano Veneto (2 stops from Sta, Lucia) where we spent the next two nights in an apartment owned by an Italian/Chinese family who spoke very little English. (2 nights at this place was cheaper than our 1 night in Venice.) The apartment even had an authentic Chinese Restaurant right below which Nik and I ate at for the entire stay. We had our own kitchen, a balcony, bathroom and wifi was free! And they were so kind to fetch us from the train station. We felt so at home with Giady and her family. After spending an entire day walking around Venice, this place was heaven! The next day we took the train to Verona.
I just have to post a photo of me and Nik in the train because we had to pay FOURTY FIVE EUROS for it – EACH!!!! It’s not supposed to be this expensive but we made the mistake of purchasing a direct ticket. Instead of arriving in Verona in an hour we got there in 20 minutes and it’s only supposed to be 15 Euros!! So you have to really tell them “SLOW TRAIN.”