By Eileen Ogintz

VENICE, ITALY (DAY ONE)  – Our Uniworld River Cruise in and around Venice got off to a rainy start but never let a rainy day spoil your fun. Get out and take a walking tour and see scenes like these (all photos taken by Andy Yemma with a Nikon D3400 SLR digital camera):

Uniworld's River Countess docked in Venice Italy
Uniworld’s River Countess docked in Venice Italy
St Mark's Square on a rain day
St Mark’s Square on a rain day
Family boarding gondola
Family boarding gondola
Clocktower in St. Mark's Square
Clocktower in St. Mark’s Square
Souvenir Shop off St. Mark's Square
Souvenir Shop off St. Mark’s Square
Looking out from the Bridge of Sighs
Looking out from the Bridge of Sighs
Where medieval Venicians could rat out their neighbors
Where medieval Venicians could rat out their neighbors
Fun with pizza dough in a shop window
Fun with pizza dough in a shop window
Locals fishing in the rain in Venice
Locals fishing in the rain in Venice
Communinistas! Actually more like a drinking society
Communinistas! Actually more like a drinking society
Entering the Doges Palace
Entering the Doges Palace
Clock in the Doges Palace that measured time by the amount of daylight
Clock in the Doges Palace that measured time by the amount of daylight
The huge, ornate governing room in the Doges Palace, where Venice was governed for hundreds of years until Napoleon ruined it all
The huge, ornate governing room in the Doges Palace, where Venice was governed for hundreds of years until Napoleon ruined it all

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