We stayed in a friend's apartment down a little lane opposite the San Giovanni Evangelista church, with lovely balcony views:
We began our first day with a lazy vaparetto ride in the sunshine, taking in the sights:
We got off at Piazza San Marco and had a breakfast of wonderfully thick cioccolata calda, Venetian pastries and zabaglione espresso with gold flakes at Caffe Quadri...accompanied by plenty of pigeons!
We then ascended the Campanile and enjoyed spectacular views across the Veneto:
We spent the afternoon getting lost in the labyrinth of streets and bridges, stopping for an ice cream (or two!) in the sunshine, before having a delicious seafood supper in a traditional trattoria.