We were told the sailing into Venice is one of the prettiest sights, so we were up at 5:30 a.m. Lots of little bridges and old buildings...
As we reached the cruise terminal, the sun was just above the horizon.
vaporettos to take a ride on the Grand Canal. In the background is the palace of the Duke (or Doge) of Venice and the seat of government from the 9th century to 1797.
More winged lions…
This beautiful building was part of the administrative buildings of the palace and also served as a residence for the staff of the palace, complete with concubines and eunuchs.
Oh yeah…forgot we were still looking for that supermarket. It is very easy to get lost in Venice, even with a map.
Back to the Square…seriously too many people!
Grappa. Oy…it burned all the way down. Jim and his new Polish friend, decided to outdo each other. Our waiter was only too happy to fill their glasses again. It’s a good thing they called it quits!!