|The Rialto bridge|
|The Grand Canal|
We had tried to get a hotel within walking distance of the station and by and large achieved that. although we might have done better with 2 light bags to negotiate the intervening bridges, rather than one larger bag between us. At least I would have felt less guilty as George lugged the bag up and over every bridge. Although it was on wheels, the uneven pavements weren't ideal for the clearance we had!
|Mansion with frescoes|
As it was lovely and sunny, we decided to stop on the boat to the end of the line, going all the way to Lido - a good move as the weather closed in and a prolonged shower made the rest of the day a bit damp, to say the least. It was great to get out into the lagoon and get a view of the famous city skyline.
|Building in Venice: barge-born concrete mixers (Gritti Palace)|
|More external art work|
|Campo Sta Margheritta|
We then spent the rest of the day touring the streets enjoying the nooks and crannies we found as well as all those magnificent buildings and views, with the odd stop-off for a coffee - or later on the almost obligatory Campari Spritz... when in Italy...!! Later in the afternoon we took the boat to Murano and wandered through the glass-making area admiring the fantastic art glass work on display - way beyond my budget.
|Classic Venetian view from St Marks Sq.|
|Doge's Palace with Venetian Lion|
|The Campanile in St Mark's square|
|Corner statue of (?) Mayans? - St Mark's.|
|One entrance to the palace|
|External arcade of Doge's Palace|
|Torcello - "High Street"|
|Torcello: Basilica maintenance|
|Burano: the leaning tower|