Venice

Yesterday we arrived in Venice and saw the first rain and cool weather of the trip.  The chilly weather didn’t last long, though, as we woke to sunshine on Wednesday.  Our hotel is just a short walk from the Piazza San Marco, which is a large town square and central point.  The tower of St. Mark’s Campanile and St. Mark’s Basilica are at the end of the piazza.

We enjoyed a gondola ride while listening to Italian songs played by a accordion player and sung by a very good singer.  The evening will end with a fine meal at a nearby restaurant, undoubtedly with more wine.  I’m getting used to this lifestyle.