The yellow bottomed boat is the one we took over to Venice. I didn't think we would all fit but it's roomier than it looks.
The wharf where the tourists disembark from a menagerie of different types of boats, as well as the area where some of the Gondolas are located.
The scenery is spectacular.
We toured St. Mark's Basilica. It was beautiful but to be honest, I was pretty much Basilica-ed out at this point in the trip. They all started to look the same.
It was a beautiful Basilica with a lot of gold adornments.
I got more sidetracked with less opulent beauty like this series of arches.
The paintings were quite stunning to be sure.
We were so excited about the Gondola ride! It met our expectations for fun as well as for beautiful scenery.
It was quite crowded, as you can see.
Mom's laugh is quite contagious!
In the narrow canals, we looked straight up the walls of the homes and businesses that lined them.
This shot was actually from one of the bridges and not from the Gondola. Pictures don't do it justice. Venice is definitely a charming place.
It was an amazing trip!