Street vendors, restaurants, and tourists line either side of the Canal. A bit overwhelming though exciting.
I was on the lookout for one of the gorgeous boats like used in the Clooney, Amal wedding last month. Bingo! Complete with handsome Italian.
another.... a piece of art in itself.
The best part of Venice is off the Grand Canal to the smaller tributaries entering residential dwellings and small shops.
and ofcourse... a gondola with young lovers.