We had arrived in Venice via plane early that morning and after a quick nap and some supper, we decided to explore Venice at night. Music was playing everywhere in St. Marks Square and we got a gelato and just drank in the atmosphere. It was late May and the air had cooled a bit, just enough to make it a delightful time. We walked deep into the Venetian alleyways and discovered that the city turned into an almost magical place after dark. The shops along the narrow streets were teaming with people and all the gondolas available for rides were filled as couples rode into the Venetian night. Truly a magical night!