Venice - Day 27July 26, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C
On our last day in Venice, we went to St Mark's Basilica, a truly beautiful cathedral decorated with glittering mosaics above vast portals. We were not allowed to take photos inside but could do so from the rooftop balconies. Upstairs there were gilt bronze horses, captured treasure from the Venetian sacking of Constantinople, kept inside with reproductions on the balcony overlooking Piazza San Marco.
Michael went to the top of the Campanile, a 99 metre tall bell tower with stunning views over Venice.
After an afternoon of more wandering and shopping, we spent the evening in Piazza San Marco in one of the 18th century cafes drinking the most expensive tea and coffee ever but enjoying the live musical entertainment and the savouring the experience.Read more