Things To Do In Venice

 

Me standing in the Molo San Marco with Isola Di San Giorgio in the background

Me standing in the Molo San Marco with Isola Di San Giorgio in the background

PIAZZA SAN MARCO

Visit the Piazza San Marco and the Molo San Marco early in the morning when most tourists are still sleeping and only dedicated photographers are out and about.

Corner of the Doge's Palace at sunrise

Corner of the Doge’s Palace at sunrise

Winged Lion detail on the Camponile's gate

Winged Lion detail on the Camponile’s gate

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Ponte della Paglia, the bridge from which you can photo the Bridge of Sighs

Ponte della Paglia, the bridge from which you can photograph the Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs

The Arcade at the Palazzo Ducale.  The only time to see this area without throngs of tourists is very early in the morning

The Arcade at the Palazzo Ducale. The only time to see this area without throngs of tourists is very early in the morning

One of the beautiful mosaics on the Basilica San Marco's facade.

One of the beautiful mosaics on the Basilica San Marco’s facade.

TOUR THE PALAZZO DUCALE

Some non-flash photography was allowed.  Impressive paintings, Doge’s apartments, the Grand Council Hall, council rooms, Senate hall, rooms of armour, marble fireplaces, the Golden Staircase, and of course the Bridge of Sighs to the prisons.  It is a full agenda.

Apollo and Neptune at the top of the Giants' Staircase.

Apollo and Neptune at the top of the Giants’ Staircase.

Painted ceiling, Trial Chamber of the Council of Ten, Palazzo Ducale

Painted ceiling, Trial Chamber of the Council of Ten, Palazzo Ducale

Juno Bestowing her Gifts on Venice

Juno Bestowing her Gifts on Venice

Mercury and Minerva

Mercury and Minerva

Armor for horses in the armory

Armor for horses in the armory

The Bridge of Sighs from the backside, as seen from a window in the Palazzo Ducale

The Bridge of Sighs from the backside, as seen from a window in the Palazzo Ducale

Looking out through the window in the Bridge of Sighs, towards the Grand Canal and San Marco Canal

Looking out through the window in the Bridge of Sighs, towards the Grand Canal and San Marco Canal

TAKE A GONDOLA RIDE

The gondolas (500 in Venice) seem to run constantly.  We took our gondola ride at dusk.

Augie and Teresa with Gondolier Nicoli.

Augie and Teresa with Gondolier Nicoli.

Me with the Rialto Bridge in the background.

Me with the Rialto Bridge in the background.

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The Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute

The Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute

After the gondola ride, we walked back to the apartment, stopping for dinner along the way.  I ordered Sea Bass.  I should not have been surprised to get the fish, head, tail and all, instead of a filet.  This is the local way to serve Sea Bass.  I must admit to being a bit wimpy about it, but did my best with the meal.

Sea Bass Venetian sytle

Sea Bass Venetian sytle

 

 

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2 Responses to Things To Do In Venice

  1. Rich says:

    Beautiful pictures, Laura! Keep posting. I hear that George Clooney is heading your way.

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