We toured the country of Italy in 10 days. It was everything I expected it to be and more. Our first stop was Venice and here are a few pictures......
These first two are St. Mark's Square. There was some kind of parade going on for boat races, not sure what that was about, but it was cool to watch.
The Grande Canal was fantastic! This picture is taken from a gondola, and you can see the boat races that were going on in the left of the picture.
This picture was taken from the waterbus. Venice was a great place for food and souvenier shopping. The narrow streets were overcome with crowds of people. It had the coolest streets you ever saw, and all the buildings were shabby with chipped paint and water damage, but all of it added to its charm.