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OK, so we start out by showing us as much as showing the city. But it was our 25th anniversary back in maybe we're entitled. Late May/early June was a divine time to see Venice. The walkways were not too crowded...the air was fresh...the water seemed (and smelled) clean. Leaving the train station, you get into a vaporetto and motor down the Grand Canal. Since the Hotel Flora was "at the end of the line" near the Piazza San Marco, we gaped at the sights along the entire canal...rolled our suitcases through the famous sights of the square...enjoyed a short walk over a couple of bridges to our hotel...and had a tour of the glories of Venice before even checking in!