Getting into Venice and finding your abode in the dark is some sort of challenge. Fortunately we had a chaperone named Carlo (aka Sherpa Tenzing) who knew where to go if we hadn't it would have been interesting to say the least. After a bus ride from the airport we took a water bus from Roma to Rialto where Carlo met us. After about a seven minute walk through a maze of alleys we came to the apartment naturally enough a canal going past front window. It is in one of the main six districts of Venice this one being San Marco. Sleep can be a little hard with powered boats going past all hours of the night. Walked around the town today and saw St Marks Cathedral and went up the Basilica San Marco from which some of the photos were taken. The crowds in the alleyways are large and one Englishman was disgusted to have to pay 1.50 to go to the toilet and he wasn't even going to sit down. Not sure of that cost! Have to be careful of pickpockets as someone I met had lost his iPhone in no time. Not sure what would happen if there was a fire here probably find Captain Mainwaring and the Dads Army crew show up! Had lunch in a restaurant and you get charged for sitting down but still cheaper than Switzerland and the food more edible for myself anyway. They say you haven't been to Venice unless you get lost so have been lucky so far although we weren't quite sure where we were today until we stumbled upon a place we knew. Very noisy after dark and wifi is non existent. Will have to go to an Irish pub to post last two days as they have free wifi.