After checking in we had a half day to explore the city We took a water taxi to San Marco plaza. The cathedral is beautiful and topped with artifacts that were taken either through conquest or as a payment to enter the city. Frank always enjoys looking for a new tie and in this case he acquired 6 new ones. Roman thought the pigeons were fun though I was surprised he didn't chase them around. Venice isn't Venice without a walk to the Rialto bridge. There we found a restaurant and got our selves a pizza. I must mention though it is our third time there we forgot that they charge you a fee to sit down and they have additional taxes that they add on the bill. So be careful because we were a little shocked when the bill came. We should have gotten pizza in the hand which is just an individual piece that is wrapped for you to take as you walk. With the heat and the crowds though I wanted to sit. It was really crowded more so than any other time we have gone. I think is is better on a week day when there aren't 4 cruise ships sitting in the harbor which adds an additional 12,000 visitors.