From San Marco we meandered our way back to the hostel reception office where we had left our bags this morning. We managed to get back there without getting lost, which apparently in Venice is quite a feat!
We got our train to Milan, had a very cursory glance passport check in Milan prior to boarding our night train to Barcelona.
Remember our not so wonderful overnight train booth in St. Petersburg … We take it back it was a palace! This compartment or rather rat cage was even smaller than in Russia which we thought was impossible, and to make matters worse there was very limited baggage space, and of course we got two other people with copious amounts of luggage! Once the beds were folded out it was a little better but meant you were confined to your bed. We did manage to get some sleep – the carriage attendants look after border checks for you and we arrived in Barcelona pretty much on time.