Famous for Gondolas, Canels, masks and murano glass; Venice has had a long history dating back to when settlers fled to the lagoon to evade the barbarians at the fall of the Roman empire. Later, trade with the east, helped Venice become powerful and have their own empire.
We stayed in a fantistic location on the island with the Insight tour for two nights, giving me a whole day of free time to explore the town on foot.

To see pictures from my 2011 trip to Venice, follow this (link)
or click (here) for a map of Venice.

Old style Gondola

Murano glass blowing

The other side of the Rialto bridge is undergoing restorations

Bridge of Sighs

Terminator style masks

S. Giacomo dell'Orio

I passed this on route between old hotel and Rialto bridge

My old hotel near the train station

Palazzo Gradenigo gardens

Our new hotel (way better than the old)

C.Po San Gallo O Canova

These old water wells are dotted all over Venice

A police chase, the criminals all wear striped shirts

Bridge of sighs

Huge Cruise liners dwarf Venice

More restorations

Campo San Stefano

View from the Ponte Accademia

Campo San Maurizio

Campo Manin

Campo San Luca

Looking at St Marks from Santa Maria Della Salute

Santa Maria Della Salute

San Gregoria

Gardens near the Piazza Roma

View from the Ponte Scalzi bridge

C.llo d. Comare from the train station

Campo San Geremia

SS. Apostoli

Island of the dead from Fondamenta Nuove

Signs pointing the way to main landmarks

Street corner from Rialto to San Marco

S Maria dei Frari

San Polo

Masks inspired by Terminator, Preditor and Alien movies

Campo San Manin

Teatro la Fenice