The Pont Vecchio -- Florence's famous two story bridge across the Arno River.
The lower level is lined with businesses. The upper level was used as the
"prince's passageway", which city leaders could use to escape in times of attack.

A closer look at the Pont Vecchio.  Note the little motorcycle models on - the wall next to Bill.  They were on sale at the booth he was standing near. There was lots of foot and bicycle traffic on the bridge. Looking east up the Arno River.  The Uffizi Gallery is on the left. Our next destination -- Venice! - San Simeone Piccolo Church -- atop the dome Saint Simon - waves The Scalzi Bridge across the Grand Canal. - That's Bill up there in the blue jacket.
Sestier de San Polo -- a nineteenth century church - that also has a museum of Venetian works. The museum entrance and bell tower One of many small Venetian canals that run throughout the city. We stopped for drinks as we passed through the Venice fish and produce market. A view of the huge Rialto Bridge from the market
The view of the Grand Canal from the Rialto Bridge Wandering through the narrow streets of Venice Another one of the small canals.  You can see a couple of the famous gondolas on the left. One of the main streets leading to Piazza San Marco -- Saint Mark's Square Saint Mark's Basilica -- Venice's famous cathedral on Saint Mark's Square

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