we must have experienced 3 different climates in venice - between the flash rain, sticky humidity to the scorching reflective heat on the zattere - during the 2 day period.
it's such a unique city and one for art lovers as everything is an expression of art. nothing is as it seems. coffee is an extragavant affair in san marco piazza. glass is the famed production of venice. and the many little alleys lead to somewhere or nowhere. you just have to try it all.
we did pass on a gondola ride. it's 70-80 euros for 45 minutes and we much preferred a splurge on a barbini so we opted for the few euro-ride on the ferry that runs along the grand canal. and it seemed meant to be as we got prime seats when the sun finally came out in its full might.
our hope is to go back one day for a full blown art tour where a docent can walk us through the intricacies and immaculate care performed to maintain the character of the sinking city.