The gondolas and speed boats making their way through the grand canal by the Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy. April 26, 2017

View of the Grand Canal from the Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy. April 26, 2017

Gondolas parked at a canal in Venice, Italy. April 26, 2017

Gondolas doing their thing in a canal in Venice, Italy. April 26, 2017

So how much gelato can one eat? As much as one can consume, as John and I will attest to as we sample the gelato of Venice, Italy. April 26, 2017

The views of the Grand Canal from the Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy. April 26, 2017

The Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy. April 26, 2017

Venice is 124 islands with 423 bridges. This bridge is a private bridge. Can you imagine having your own private bridge to your own private home in Venice? All I can say to that is, lovely. April 27, 2017

Alice, John and I took a Free Venice Walking Tour today and just enjoyed the residential, back lanes and zero cruise ship crowd of Venice, Italy. We’re staying in a two bedroom apartment we rented through Airbnb. April 27, 2017

It’s cloudy overhead but this is Venice! April 27, 2017

A restaurant, with my name attached to it, in the Cannaregio district of Venice, Italy. Cannaregio is the northernmost of the six historic districts of Venice. April 27, 2017

Another back street canal in Venice, Italy. April 27, 2017

Good night for now from Venice, Italy! April 27, 2017