The bad hotel experience probably started us out on the wrong leg, otherwise we might have been a bit more forgiving of the city.
Our first view of the Grand Canal Tyler crossing one of the many bridges. Gondolas with the San Giorgio Maggiore Island in the background Erik, Mom, Jessica and I taking a little rest
Tyler and I in the Piazza San Marco--there were soooo many pigeons here! (The Italian Job was filmed in this famous piazza)
St. Mark's Basilica--this church was so cool on the inside--however most of the stuff in there was stolen by merchants who then gave all their stolen goods to decorate the church
Two fancy gondolas
I think I would like to go to Venice again when it is sunny and less crowded. I think I need to give Venice a little more time than a day or two. Also it might be easier to travel with less people--or at least more than one person paying for everyone--so that a boat ride might be possible. I am glad I saw Venice and I do think it has the potential to be as beautiful as the paintings depict it (they do exclude the millions of people in the paintings).
Next up Salzburg, Austria!