Saturday evening found us back on the Riva, where we had landed the day before. A cruise ship was leaving.
We dined out doors again.
After dinner we strolled and window shopped. Murano glass↓
I bought one of these mili flori pendants.
Marzipan and other goodies.
Sunday morning we did some exploring in the other direction from our hotel and found the Church of San Zaccaria, final resting place of the father of John the Baptist, and one of the oldest still functioning churches in Venice.
Campo San Zaccaria. ↓ Apparently church plazas are called Campos.
We had decided to cross the lagoon and attend a Gregorian Mass at the church of San Giorgio Maggiore. We returned to the Riva to board a vaporetto for the five minute ride.
The water was creeping up on to the Riva. Flooding happens frequently, as the land slowly sinks and the water rises.
We explored the beautiful church before the service. We took a seat in the back. Unfortunately there were only five monks doing the chanting, and since we had no idea what was going on, we did not stay for the whole service. But it was a pleasant way to slow down.
A view back toward Venice
Back into the alleys and canals, we walked in new areas, looking for a quiet place where we could sit and have lunch. As we wandered we continued to find so much beauty.
Yes, that tower really does lean.
We were getting tired, and decided to use the tickets that come with the Doges Palace and go to the Correr Museum, located in the palace buildings that surround St. Mark's Square.
This is a museum of Venetian history and art, and we saw lots of both.
And then we were done. We paid for the expensive privilege of sitting at a table in St. Marks Square and enjoying a fancy ice cream dessert.
That evening we stood on the top deck as we sailed away from Venice.