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.
As we begin our ride on the Vaporetto boat, we see San Giorgio Maggiore - Island with a tower similar to the Campanile in Saint Mark's Square. The Customs House in the foreground with La Salute Church behind it One of the many grand palaces seen along the Grand Canal Gondolas on the left, a Vaporetto on the right, with the Rialto Bridge in the distance. Approaching the Rialto Bridge

[ Europe Trip in May and June 2006 ]
(Return to beginning of this slide show.)

[ Bill & Larry's Adventures - Overseas Archive ]
(Leave this slide show and go to "Overseas" archived entries.)

[ Bill & Larry's Adventures ]
(Leave this slide show and go to our most recent entries.)

[ Bill & Larry's Home Page ]