Pulling into port in Venice, Italy is different than every other port as there are boats buzzing around in every direction. That of course seems logical as the roads in Venice are water. As there was so much to see in Venice, the two days we spent there will be split into three posts.
Our first day in Venice was the longest and most adventurous of the 22 day cruise as we mostly walked and did a little boating for 8 hours in the 90 degree heat. Instead of taking the bus ( which is a boat ) to a our final destination of the day, that being Piazza San Marco ( St. Mark’s Square ) we walked through Venice and saw the sights and crossed many bridges. As Venice is actually 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges, there are many bridges to cross.
It looked like a parade of ships had come out to greet us, but most likely is was something else as our ship was the 4th or 5th one in port that day.
There was this Australian gentleman walking around holding up a map as though he was leading a tour group through Venice. ( Only three other people in the entire world will get this joke, but that’s OK )
Even the doorbells in Venice are cool.
Two ways to travel in Venice, either by foot or by boat.
The dramatic lighting from below makes this statue look even more impressive.
An either gold or brass decoration showing angels holding up the crown. And by decoration, I mean it was three feet tall and looked quite ornate.
I think that statue is a bust of Pope Pius X.
Thinking of redoing my ceiling to look like this.
You don’t really notice this amazing view inside the Chiesa di San Rocco until you are about to walk outside.
Yes, you are in Venice, so you are going to shop in Venice.
Venice, the city of Romance.