The Cathedral in Milan was breadth taking and so impressive. on the way to Venice, our bus took a ferry and we were able to enjoy the ride on the boat as we entered the city.
we also enjoyed glassblowing and the wonderful glass and lace in Venice. we took the obligatory gondola ride at a fraction of what the tour group wanted since they charge by the number of people on the boat, not pe person. Appreciated the lovely scenery through the canals and the buildings and architecture all around.