We are in Venice for the very first time...it's something else. We did the typical tourist stuff and it was perfect.
We rode a water taxi to the Doge's Palace, toured the Palace and then St. Mark's Square. Next we took a gondola ride, and we ended our visit with a tour of the oldest Murano Glass factory in the city.
I was trying to keep my mouth closed at the Doge's Palace, but it was hard to do. I've read about the palace for years so I was just soaking it all in!
The gondola ride was great too. We had perfect weather on our watery street thru the smaller canals. The Grand Canal is big and busy, where the smaller canals are less frequented, have less traffic and no big boats are allowed.