I spent a delightful 3 days in Venice and the weather was warm and sunny enough for me to discard my coat. What a wonderful feeling sitting in the sunshine in the piazza having a coffee and taking in all of the sights. I managed to walk around a large area of Venice without getting too lost as the maps are not very straight forward. However, I think this was the fun aspect to it. Again I was overwhelmed by the historical aspects of Venice and to tour the basillica and palace which date back to the 15th century is intriguing and amazing. Imagining the poor prisoners being sent to the cold dark dungeons as they crossed the Bridge of Sighs and viewed civilization for the last time was quite spine tingling. I spent another day taking the water bus out to the island of Murano where they make the wonderful glass. I toured the museum and wandered along the canals and admired the artistic and colourful creations. Glenn will be very pleased that I did not purchase anything. The next island of Burano is famous for it's lacework and extremely colourful houses. The bright colours add to the charm of this village and I enjoyed having lunch at an outdoor cafe with an ice cold beer to quench my thirst as the temperature was about 25deg. My days in Venice were so enjoyable with so much to see and take in. I hadn't realized how large it is and it is fascinating seeing how this city deals with everything on water eg water ambulances & rubbish collection.