Saturday, November 15, 2008

Piazza San Marcos in Venice

The ride on the Vaporetto cost 6 Euros each which is equivalent to approximately $7.50 in US dollars. The vaporetto took us to Piazza San Marcos in English Saint Mark's Square. The Venetian pigeons are always looking for a hand out. I was greeted by one and she did not stay long at all since I had no food to give her. It was a nice surprise and she minded her manners.

Piazza San Marcos was crowded with tourists and vendors and fussy locals. One scolded Cliff who grabbed some crackers from a trash can to feed the pigeons.

While on the Piazza we saw the majestic St. Marks Basilica and Palazzo Ducale di Venezia (The Doge's Palace, home of the Doge which is the word for Duke.

The exterior of the basilica is adorned with mosaic murals and life size angel's statues.
Palazzo Ducale di Venezia

We walked the narrow streets and in each corner encountered wonders. It was so nice to be in a place with no cars around us. That is what is so neat about Venice. It is the ideal place to take walks.

All the walking made us hungry and we stopped in a tiny restaurant tucked in one of the alleys.

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