We woke up this morning at 7:30 because my parents wanted to get an early start. Well it was more my Mom wanted to get an early start, my Dad wanted to sleep in! Anyhow we met up with them downstairs for a breakfast buffet around 8. The buffet was delicious! We came up to the rooms to get stuff for the day and then we were off to San Marco’s square again! Bryan took a nap along the way. We got to San Marco’s square and realized that the lines for both the Basilica San Marco and the Doge’s Palace were very long! So we started off by walking to the Scula Grande of Saint Roch. They had some amazing painting by this famous Venetian painter. After that we wandered around some shops and got some trinkets. After that we sat down for some wonderful lunch. The food here is amazing! Italy has the best food by far! After lunch we stepped into the Basilica San Marco and saw the golden ceilings and the famous Pala d’Oro which is this dazzling jewel encrusted gold screen. It has all real gems and stones, I mean it was amazing! After that we were off to Doge’s Palace, which is where the Royalty lived in Venice from 697 to 1797. The apartments were typical for a Royal Palace, but Italians were known for their mapmaking skills, and the maps in the Palace were amazingly accurate! The other fun thing about the Palace was that we got to go to the armory which Bryan loved and the prison! We got to walk across the famous Bridge of the Sighs that is where the prisons take their last look at freedom before going to their cells to live out their sentence! Since we had been touring around the island from 9-5pm we were tired and headed back to the hotel to rest up before dinner! Dinner we went to this little local restaurant and had some amazing brushetta! Well now its time for bed! Goodnight!