|our breakfast on the train served in our cabin
|the train station in Venice
|the first view as you exit the train station
|walking away from the train station as we try to find our hotel
|the view down the canal toward our hotel. We are standing on top of the bridge across the canal
|Danny and Brian watching the canal traffic
|the brown building in the middle was our first coffee stop in Venice
|a very tasteless hot chocolate. hot chocolate here is very thick but this tasted like warm instant pudding that was made with skim milk.
|we walked by this church several times as we went back and forth to the train station but never went in.
|we found out later in our trip that this is NOT real gelato. It's made with a mix.
|tall skinny coke cans
|Carbonara...my first and it was delicious
|pasta with bolognese (meat sauce)
|Sara Beth's tortellini...also delicious
|Danny's gnocchi in cheese sauce.
|a vegetable vendor
|the super narrow streets of Venice. Danny was surprised that there were so many streets. He thought it would be mostly canals.
|wash on the line
|yummy gelato stop
|this probably isn't the "real" stuff, but it sure was good
|Santa Maria Formosa Church
|Asking for a coffee will get you an espresso. Asking for an "american coffee" will get you an espresso with hot water added to it to thin it. This stuff is strong!
|one of many cisterns throughout the city that once collected rainwater for the city's water supply
|Rialto Bridge...the oldest bridge across the canal
|a bit of graffiti demonstrating their distaste for the cruise ships that dump people into the city.
|wonderful chocolate shop and the smell when you enter is heavenly
|our dinner spot
|Brian's sesame seed coated Tuna
|Danny's Sea Bass
|Sara Beth's scallops and gnocchi
|Steak with a red wine sauce..looks nasty, but it was really good. That's a lot of sauce!
|delicious gelato. Don't know if this was real or not, but it was really good.