St. Marco's Cathedral was my favorite church (sadly, no photos allowed). There was so much Christian History in all of Italy, it was really mind blowing. When we first arrived, it had rained all night and the tide was high. We were astonished to find that most of the entire city was under water. Apparenty in the winter it is much worse than the summer months, but two and three feet of water covered most of the streets. In the Cathedral, water was even into the vestibule. This is just a way of life in Venice, the water rises! There is no solution, so the water just comes into the buildings. Crazy right!? Joe and I were in awe of how the city just puts these platforms all over the place and people just walk on the platform to where they want to go- that, or you just wear galoshes, which many people do.
Here are some of my favorite photos from Venice- and I should have mentioned yesterday many of the photos from our trip that I am blogging Joe took. Love it!