As we arrived in the predawn morning, the residents of Venice were just beginning to stir, but it was already evident that the cold morning would give way to an equally cool day.
After a quick shuttle launch from our port, we passed along the Canale Della Guidecca, passing by residences, hotels, palaces, and ancient churches...
Just past the Palazzo Ducale the Piazetta San Marco opens up as a large square. Towards the rear of the Palazzo is St. Marks Basilica.
Venice is famous for it's beautiful and intricate glassware. The links below will show you a glassblower make a delicate glass vase and a horse.
The end of each day provides opportunities to return to the ship, relax, prepare for the next day with a tour talk, take in special presentations on the culture and history of the areas being visited, visit and meet new people, and EAT!
Sorry, I nearly ate all of the caviar before I remembered to photograph it!