Well, we were meant to get to Vivaldi's floating city on Friday, but things got a bit confusing with flight delays and alternative arrangements. Anyway, here are some highlights of our first day.
The exotic Venetian terrain.
Canals. Venice has loads.
The Rialto Bridge, where Shakespeare's Shylock got his gossip. 'What news on the Rialto?' It's details like that that made our Will such an epic playwright.
Flowers grow in abundance across Venice. These blossoms release an unbelievable scent.
The Venetians maintain the water levels of their canals by the traditional use of eco-friendly wind-powered technology.
St Mark's Square by evening light.
The Campanile, Venice's greatest landmark, rebuilt after collapsing in on itself through boredom.
The Doge's Palace. What actually is a Doge? We never saw one.
The Bridge of Sighs. Gondolas, as far as the eye can see.
But maybe things were a bit confused.