Tonight the event in Venice was definitely in Piazza San Marco, with a DJ carrousel, a live boom camera, 3 jumbotrons in the Napoleanic courtyard, and a giant Bellini booth giving away special 2011 bottles of that special Venetian delight...To everyone. It was packed.
Live video, with dad and kid in front. They moved on...
In front of Florian's, with crowd ooching to get in.. Only those with aspirations for hot chocolate and Veuve Clicquot need apply. We went back to cash in on the free Bellinis.
It was a battle to get to the bar here, but it was worth it, we got them just in time to scoot to the edge of the piazzetta for the fireworks display over the Bacino di San Marco.
Looking back to the Campanile with its falling snow flakes.
Now the real action, as the municipality gets is guns loaded: