We started the day like we ended it, with knots in our stomachs. We finally got the word that the tour company was buying us train tickets to Rome. With that settled, we sat back and enjoyed the bus ride to Padua, home of the university where Galileo taught. It is also the home of one of the oddest things I've seen, St. Anthony's tongue.
After a nice lunch in Padua, we made our way to Venice. It looked exactly like I imagined it would.
Our tour guide had arranged for us to take a gondola ride. It was one of the favorite things of my whole trip.
After some time sightseeing, we took a water taxi to our hotel. We hadn't seen our luggage since the morning we were so relieved to see it that we even took a photo of it.