Venice

Chiesa San Simeone Piccolo: a tribute to the eclecticism in neoclassical architecture. The front pediment has a marble relief depicting “The Martyrization of the Saints” by Francesco Penso
Ponte Degli Scalzi and the Chiesa
The view from Ponte Degli Scalzi
Waterways that cut across Venice
Gondolas cannot be separated from the identity of Venice. A gondola ride costs about 80 euros. A 3-day access card to ALL museums in Florence is about the same price. If you have to make a choice, make a wise one.
Vaporetto in the Canal Grande
Ponte di Rialto: Originally a wooden bridge, it collapsed in 1524. The wooden structure was replaced with an ornate stone bridge was built that still stands today.
There is also a series of shops on the bridge that sell from souvenirs to jewellery. Tip: Buy souvenirs from other places on your Italy itinerary, much cheaper than Venice.
St. Marks Piazza
St. Mark’s Basilica: one of the last bastions of Byzantine architecture in Italy
The Lion of Saint Mark, representing Mark the Evangelist, pictured as a winged lion holding a Bible. It is the symbol of the city of Venice and formerly of the Venetian Republic.
Ornate designs on the front facade of St. Mark’s Basilica
Frescoes on the Basilica
Can’t decide if there are are more people or seagulls in the piazza
The tallest structure in Venice
San Giorgio Maggiore in the distance: You would have to take the Vaporetto for this one.
Stumbled across this ‘most beautiful bookstore in the world’
Stocking books in Gondolas. Just Venice things.
There are these unique cafes where you can enjoy a gelato and coffee right by the canal side while being surrounded by books. The books may all be in Italian, but full marks for the ambience.

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