Today was a very busy day.  We arrived in Venice from the night train at ~9am.  After checking into the hostel, we started exploring the island.  Our first stop was St. Mark’s Square.

At St Mark's Square

The nearby bell tower looked like a good way to see the city and it had a short line, so we went up.

Matt on the belltower at St Mark's Square

We found some lunch along the coast and continued wandering around Venice until dinner.

Grand Canal in Venice

We ate dinner at the hostel and went on their Night Tour of the city.  This involved walking around the town after dark and stopping at bars and pubs.  One of the bars had flaming drinks.  So we tried one of those.

Bartender lighting my drink on fire

We have one more day in Venice before heading down to Florence.