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 We pass a gondola as we cruise up the Grand Canal. A couple of the more than 400 gondolas with a private - gondolier you can rent for a romantic and relaxing ride. Now, we're in Milan! - Milan's Duomo -- a cathedral and museum, covered by scaffolding. - This is the fourth largest church in Europe. Close up of the beautiful spires of the Duomo
We are up among the spires.  There - is a rooftop walk open to the public. A view from the roof showing the pedestrian plaza - below and some of the figurines on the church. Some of the Milan skyline among the church spires Larry on the rooftop with a line of spires behind him. The clock atop the Duomo Museum across the street from the church.

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