Above and below, you can see a ferry passing behind the ship as we were maneuvered out of our berth by the tugs.
As we were departing Venice, we sailed right past the entrance to the grand canal. Below is a pic of one of the many vaporetto (water bus/taxi) stands in the city. It was definitely a unique way to get around.
After listening to the song on the bus ride, we enjoyed a stroll through the old town, including a statue depicting "Volare" singer/songwrite Domenico Modugno. And gelato - a must when we're traveling with the younger daughter.
In the largest square of the old town, I took the pics below.
The pic below is of a small balcony that resembles a jungle... a little too much of a good thing.
Since much of the old town is pedestrian only, our guide was explaining how many of the residents go out of their way to keep it attractive and clean. This was made quite clear when our group rounded a corner to be met with a strong smell of bleach. It seems the grandmotherly types who live in that stretch of lovely cobbled streets like to toss out their mop water (which was now beneath our feet) to keep the stones a pristine white.