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Day Five, Venice: a day in pictures

I loved Venice.

Loved, loved, loved it.

The guide books had prepared me for the city that couldn’t possibly live up to all the hype.  The great disappointment.  The giant wet thud.

They couldn’t have been more wrong.

Here is just a taste of the jaw-dropping wonderfulness that was my day in the city of canals, Venice.

Riding the water taxi to Venice

Wondering what a water taxi looks like? That’s what.

We weren’t the only ones on the water.

Getting ready to take the elevator in the Campanile (bell tower) to get a bird’s eye view of St. Mark’s Square

St. Mark’s Square

Venice

Venice

We also toured St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge Palace, which were simply spectacular but did not allow photography.  I encourage you to Google them to get a sneak peek.

It’s not the same as being there, of course.  That was out of this world.