When you get off the train in Venice, here’s what you see -- and it just gets better from there.
Here’s the little campo where our lodging was:
St. Mark’s Square is where every tourist lands up, so might as well start there. From the water, you see the Doge’s Palace first, with the two adjacent columns that flaunt the lion of St. Mark and St. Theodore, and the Campanile for St. Mark’s Basilica.
Side of the Doge's Palace:
The columns with the lion of St. Mark on the left and St. Theodore on the right:
The Square itself is best seen from above: