Flooded St. Mark’s Square. Pretty, but problematic for strolling around. You can see the line up of people trying to get to the basilica. The annoying thing was that people would get to the entrance to be told they had to go somewhere else to check purses. Then there would be two way traffic on the one way walkway. Now why someone couldn’t have been at the start of the walk way to explain this is beyond me. Kinda an Italian thing I guess. Many people were supremely not impressed! Another funny thing is that the Basilica advertises itself as “free.” But once one gets inside there are payments to be made to see different areas. Now if one has checked their purse in a different building and has no money as a result – well what can it says? The annoyance level mounts! Seriously? I was quite happy to sweetly explain to the various ticket sellers, “oh so sorry, I can’t support the repair to your church, my money is in my purse and my purse is else where.” Smile. The Italians are know for being disorganized – I agree.