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A battered cell door A bouquet in an entryway on a canal A busy canal A calm side canal A fancy window on the Doge's Palace A fashion shoot in front of the two pillars A fruit stand next to the Church of Santa Maria Formosa A gondola goes by our hotel A good view of the two pillars at St Mark's Square A holding cell in the prison A huge yacht A knight's armor A local restaurant with outdoor seating A lot of the bell towers in Venice are leaning a bit A mosaic above a door into St Mark's Basilica A pretty water taxi A shop selling fresh pasta A shrine at the Ponte Pasqualigo e Avogadro A slot in the wall to pass messages A statue on the corner A vaporetto (water bus) stop A vaporetto full of people A view of the canal from the Bridge of Sighs A view of the courtyard below A view of the waterfront from the Armory A water taxi and a gondola An antique gondola An old cabinet An old fresco uncovered during remodeling Another battle painting Another view from the Bridge of Sighs Another view of gondolas and Church of San Giorgio Maggiore Another view of the Campanile Arsenale di Venezia Astrological calendar in the Senate Chamber Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute Busy canal Campo Santa Maria Formosa Caprese salad Carved cabinet door showing an assassin Chamber of the State Advocacies Chandelier in the breakfast room Chiesa di Santa Maria del Rosario Chiesa parrocchiale di Sant'Elena Imperatrice Chiesa San Giorgio dei Greci and Chiesa della Pieta with Swatch billboard Church of San Giorgio Maggiore Cocktail time at the hotel Crab linguine Detail of a ceiling painting Eloise and June at dinner Eloise and Linda peruse the menu Eloise and Livingston watch Venice go by Eloise is shopping for a purse Eloise, June and Linda in the Council Chamber Eloise, June, and Linda in the water taxi from our ship to our hotel Eloise, Livingston, Linda, and June in the Square Entrance to St Mark's Basilica Entrance to the Basilica and two huge bronze well heads Even ambulances are boats Gold ceiling in the Council Chamber Gold mosaics inside the Basilica Gondolas docked in a row Gondolas go right by our hotel Gondolas next to a wall with flower pots Gondolas Gondoliers waiting for some business Handcart deliveries through the narrow streets Interior of the Basilica June and Linda June is shopping for earrings June on the Bridge of Sighs June and Eloise Linda and June at the doorway to a cell Linda takes a photo of June and Eloise Linda watches from her balcony Linda's hotel room Linda, June, Eloise, and Livingston with the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore in the background Livingston and June in the Chamber of the Council of Forty Livingston next to a monument Livingston tries some Venice Beer Livingston, June, and Eloise at the bridge to our hotel Looks mean Lots of bell towers at dawn the next day Lots of boats Lots of metal on this door Lots of pikes, swords, crossbows, and arrows Melon with prosciutto Mmmmm More detail on the roof of the Staircase Mostly empty Off to explore Old shacks One of the zillions of canals One outside view from inside the Palace Our hotel sign Painting of a battle Painting of a Doge bowing to Jesus and Mary Parrocchia San Nicolo di Lido church Part of Venice's flood control gates Past St Mark's Square Past the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute People at the beach on Lido Island Pete and June at the shops Pete and June Pete and Livingston in the water taxi's back seat Pete gawking at the intricate decoration Pete taking pictures Pete, June, and Eloise Pete Prison courtyard Punta Sabbioni lighthouse with Dolomite Mountains in the background Restaurant window decorated with bread figures Restoration work in progress Something in Latin about secrets and the occult St Mark's Basilica outlined by an archway St Mark's Basilica St Mark's Square and the Doge's Palace St Mark's Square is almost empty early enough in the morning St Theodore slaying the dragon Tables in the Square The breakfast room at our hotel The Bridge of Sighs The Campanile in St Mark's Square The Chamber of the Council of Tens The Chamber of the Great Council 1 The Chamber of the Great Council 2 The chandelier above the reception desk at our hotel The courtyard inside the Doge's Palace The Golden Staircase The grass airfield for tourists on Lido The Procuratie Vecchie The Renaissance wing of the Palace The Rialto Bridge The route for this vaporetto The Senate Chamber The skyline is getting fancier as we approach Venice proper The Victor Emmanuel II Monument The water landing for the hotel The winged lion of Venice There are lots of boats This clock has Roman numerals from 1 to 23 This is Livingston's first time in Venice This is our hotel This room housed an appeals court Time for dinner Time for lunch at the Antico Pignollo restaurant Time for something to drink at St Mark's Square To our hotel Tourists are pouring into the Square Under the Bridge of Sighs View from the other side of the Rialto Bridge View of the Grand Canal from the Rialto Bridge We can see a gold angel on top of the Campanile We take a water taxi to a van for the airport We take the vaporetto to Rialto We take the vaporetto to St Mark's Square We travel down the Grand Canal Wedding pictures Wooden beds in a prison cell Zukerberg! Tchao!