Again, greeted by lots of people -
Yes, this would be our view from the terrace - we can almost see St. Mark's square - well at least the Campanile (bell tower) and it is in the square.
Proscecco will definitely make things look better. Then it's time to head out for some night sights.
Gondoliers along the canal route.
Or if you like you can hire private boats to get you here and there.
Venice's sleek black Gondolas are a symbol of the city. With about 500 gondoliers joyriding amid the vaporetti, there's a lot of congestion - looks like an accident waiting to happen, to me.
DHL delivery Venetian style.
Coming into the Rialto Bridge vaporetti stop - time for some walking.
Constructed in 1588, it's the third bridge built on this spot. Until the 1850's this was the only bridge crossing the Grand Canal. With a span of 160 feet and foundations stretching 650 feet on either side, the Rialto was an impressive engineering feat in its day. Earlier Rialto Bridges could open to let big ships in, but not this one. Now much of the Grand Canal is closed to shipping.
The finished product.
After you leave the demonstration they make you exit thru their very pricey showroom - "no pressure, no pressure" - next thing we know we are being escroted upstairs to a private showing - again, "no pressure, no pressure". A half hour later we were still trying to leave - explaining to the gentleman - "we really need to sleep on the decision to spend $12,000.00 on a piece of glass and that we would be back tomorrow". ARE YOU KIDDING ME? No pressure my ass!
Last night here, - Arrivederci Venice