June 22, 2014

Viva Venezia!

Gondolas moored along the Grand Canal
A traffic jam in Venice.
Ah, a classic scene in Venice...
Fundamenta Gherardini, just a few steps from our apartment.
An adorable little canal with some tiny bridges.
View from the living room of our apartment.
A perfect example of Venetian architecture. I just loved this facade.
Had to include a pic of a gelateria!
Gondolas moored along Fundamenta Zattere Ponte Lungo
Cafe chairs inside the stunning Piazza San Marco.
Basilico San Marco (c. 1063-1094, remodelled over ensuing centuries)
Palazzo Ducale (c. 14th and early 15th century)
Il Campanile (first erected 1173, restored in 16th century, rebuilt in 1912).
The famous Ponte di Rialto (c. 1591)
Wandering the market stalls near the Ponte di Rialto

Ponte dei Sospiri, the "Bridge of Sighs" (c. 1595-1605)
View from inside the "Bridge of Sighs"
Some of the alleys were mighty narrow!
So many treats, so little time...
We made up this plate for dinner one night.
Mark at the shore of the Adriatic Sea on The Lido.
This staircase in a courtyard caught my eye.
A palazzo on the Grand Canal
Another stunning palazzo...
Great view along the Grand Canal.
The palazzo home to the exquisite Peggy Guggenheim Collection museum.
A serene scene in a little canal.
One of the rooms in the venerable Caffe Florian (opened in 1720).
Mark loved these scenes of domestic life.
House of Giovanni Capoto ("John Cabot"), who landed at Newfoundland in 1497

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