The longest day of the trip so far. We checked out on time (though at 8am, Clara was already outside our door and explaining everything to the people taking over our room) and dropped our bags at the station, ready for 12 hours of killing time until our train.
We began with a vaporetto out to Murano, the island where all the glass factories are, and home to Murano glass (obviously). I bought myself a little glass pug as a souvenir.
From there, we caught a vaporetto back to the main island and found a place to have lunch (fairly ordinary pizzas) before visiting the Accademia art gallery.
After Accademia, we spent about 2 hours in an Internet cafe (me updating this blog, him reading reviews for video games) with a smoothie break in the middle.
For dinner (this trip seems to revolve around food!) we found a restaurant between the Internet cafe and the train station and both had crab tagliatelle (fresh pasta!). The waitstaff were also very attentive - a bonus in Italy, it seems.
We headed to the station, picked up our bags and some snacks, then boarded our first sleeper train. The first thing we noticed was the train being insanely hot. Even with that drawback, at first it was still a novel experience - especially when trying to open the cupboard, or figure out how to turn off the light, and ordering breakfast off a menu.
The actual sleeping, however, was a bit of a nightmare. G was slightly too tall for the bed so this wasn't a problem for him, but I wa sliding back and forth from the head to the foot of the bed, because whoever was driving the train was driving at full speed and barely slowing down for the bends or corners. Needless to say, I barely got any sleep.