Venice, Italy - Apr. 2, 2004
Venice is nicknamed "city of water" and one of the world's most unique and beautiful cities
The Rialto Bridge spans the Grand Canal. It is the oldest bridge across the canal
Italy; pizza, of course
Venice is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Venice was sinking but now some experts believe it is no longer sinking
Shopping is interesting, but very expensive
We never missed out on Italian ice cream
Jordan, Layla and Nikki
St Mark's Square, is the principal square, central landmark and gathering place for Venice
Napoleon calls the Piazza San Marco "the drawing room of Europe."
It is the only European city where human voices prevail over the sounds of traffic
Piazza San Marco is extremely popular with tourists, photographers and pigeons.
The Piazza has always been the focus for many of Venice's festivals.
It was the location of all the important offices of the Venetian state
It has been the seat of the archbishopric since the 19th century.
St Mark's Basilica is the most famous church of Venice
Venice, Italy - Jul. 21, 2002
In 1989 Pink Floyd played a concert on a floating barge in the middle of the Grand Canal
The Grand Canal is the most important waterway in Venice
Payback to Dana
These same birds were here again in 2005
The Rialto Bridge is one of the most famous city landmarks
Lots of street performers
The canals are the "street" of Venice
Dana and Michael on our 2002 tour
St Mark's Basilica is one of the best known examples of Byzantine architecture
View from the Grand Canal
St Mark's Clocktower houses the most important clock in the city, St Mark's Clock