René Seindal of Venice Kayak jumps in to comment here from time to time, shedding some light on things not only from the perspective of someone living in Venice, but also from the unique angle he views things...seated in a kayak.
Here's a photo of René (which I shamelessly swiped from his facebook page), it's a great shot, which appears to have been taken in Burano.
This expert on Venice-from-a-kayak also rows alla veneta, as is mentioned in my post "Kayaker Wins Sandolo Race" from last year.
Photos and commentary can be seen on his blog in the "End of Season at the Diadora" post.
Happy birthday René!
Keep paddling...and rowing.