St. Mark's Square - Venice
San Marco Campanile, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy, 041 270 8311
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After my buddy and I got up in the way too early AM, this pic was taken later in the afternoon, after a long day of walking around all of Venice. Our plan was to hit all the hot spots sans tourists and I am glad we made that decision, for starting at 10am or so, throngs of tourists filled the tiny streets and narrow passageways. I think we grabbed a bite to eat for lunch and just sat at this cafe people watching. When we mustered the energy to get up, we planned to go back to our apartment to take a nap, so we had energy to go out at night. On our way back, we passed by St. Mark's Square and saw that the line to go up in its Campinile cathedral tower was fairly short, so we ventured on over. What an amazing view from this tower, for you not only see in all directions over all of Venice, you can almost make out the Alps off on the horizon north of the city. Until you are up this high looking down on the city, you don't realize how red orange it is from the clay roof tiles.