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 Take a close look at the beautiful detail atop Saint Mark's The Campanile -- the dramatic bell tower on Saint Mark's Square Close up of the top of the Campanile Torre dell'orologio -- the clock tower built in 1496
The Moors, the bronze men atop the clock tower, - swing their clappers to strike the bell at the top of each hour. There are more pigeons than tourists in Saint Mark's Square. The pigeons are tame and allow the - tourists to feed and handle them. A wide shot of Saint Mark's Square showing the clock tower with the Basilica on the right. The public transit system is a fleet of small boats called Vaporetti that travel up - and down the main canals.  Here you see two of the Vaporetti on the Grand Canal.

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