|Good morning Venice!|
After lunch we headed for the Doge's Palace and took the tour. Of the museums we saw, this one was one of the best - laid out as a tour of the palace, it winds through all the rooms, and you go over the Bridge of Sighs and back through the prison as well. The doge was like the emperor of the city so obviously had some pretty good living quarters.
|The golden staircase|
|The view from the Bridge Of Sighs|
|So happy in Venice!|
|View from the Doge's Palace|
Our tickets also got us into the Correr museum so we went there as well, but it wasn't nearly as interesting so we just took some more pictures of St. Mark's Square.
Rick Steves (have I mentioned him enough on here) had a section in his book about a vaperetto tour down the Grand Canal, so we did that and just enjoyed the scenery.
|The EU flag, Italian flag, and Venice flag|
For dinner my friend Blakeley (who studied abroad in Venice) recommended heading outside of the San Marco district and into the San Paolo area for a delicious dinner. There was even an autographed picture of the late Ted Kennedy with the owner - apparently he was a fan of the restaurant!
|The quieter side of Venice|