It looks as though the Eurovelo 8 follows the Italian cycle route number 2, the Via del Po e delle Lagune.
Venice: It would be good if I could once again visit Simone. I stayed with him on the Eurovelo 5 trip when he was living in Pavia. He is now living in Venice however. Very convenient!
Pavia: The symbolic crossing point between my two great European cycling journies! I stayed overnight in Pavia with Simone (see Venice, above) in 2010.