Arrivaderci Italy!! On the dock in Venice waiting for the speedboat to the airport. Venice, Italy. On the ITALY Tour. October 17, 2014. STAY TUNED FOR LONDON & PARIS. BEGINS TOMORROW!

The day begins with a view of the Bridge of Sighs, connecting the court with the prisons. Venice, Italy. On the ITALY Tour. October 16, 2014.

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The view from the courtyard of the Royal Palace, or Doges Palace. Venice, Italy. On the ITALY Tour. October 16, 2014.

From inside the Bridge Sighs. This was the last view of freedom many prisoners had and so they would sigh. Venice, Italy. On the ITALY Tour. October 16, 2014.

The ferry oriental looking, 1000-year-old interior of St. Mark’s Cathedral. Venice, Italy. On the ITALY Tour. October 16, 2014.

And it’s off on a gondola ride. Venice, Italy. On the ITALY Tour. October 16, 2014.

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The stunning St. Marks Cathedral. Venice, Italy. On the ITALY Tour. October 16, 2014.

Creme Caramell and a light Chianti. The perfect end to a perfect dinner. At Trattoria alla Scala. Venice, Italy. On the ITALY Tour. October 16, 2014.

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After our fantastic farewell dinner at Trattoria alla Scala. Tomorrow is homeward bound. (And day after tomorrow the LONDON & PARIS tour begins!) Venice, Italy. On the ITALY Tour. October 16, 2014.

The 500-year-old Rialto Bridge over the Grand Canal. Venice, Italy. On the ITALY Tour. October 15, 2014.