Our train, which was scheduled to leave at midnight, to Venice was an hour late. Then when were looking for our couchette (sleeping compartment), we discovered that our reservation had been made for the wrong night. You know that whole Americans do the date 7/6/02 and Europeans do it 6/7/02. So we had no reservation.
The train was so crowded and we ended up sitting at the end of the train cars by the doors and bathroom. It was a very tiny, uncomfortable ride. We got off the train as soon as we could and rode other trains to Venice. We were staying in Padua, which was only about 45 minutes away from Venice. We found our hotel and had to wait an hour to get into our room, which we took a well needed nap in.
The next day we went to Venice. We saw the Rialto bridge, Piazza San Marco, La Scala del Bovolo (pretty staircase), and the Accademia bridge.
On Monday, we went to the Jewish Ghetto. The area used to be a foundry. Ghetto is the Italian word for foundry. We went on a tour of two different synagogues. Then we took a vaporetto ride to the islands around Venice.
Then we went back to the Venice train station to wait for our night train to Naples, which we had reserved a sleeping car for.