The meeting takes place on a particular street, in front of a large building with an elegant entrance. The building seen in the background is the grand opera of Venice, called Teatro la Fenice. This is actually the back of the opera, as the main entrance can be reached by foot from the other side. This entrance seen in the film, is only accessible by gondola and appears not to be in use anymore.
Teatro la Fenice is one of the most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre and was opened in 1792.
Bond, M and the minister are coming down the street called Fondamenta Fenice, which runs along the canal Rio de la Vesta.
- Minister of Defence to M -
Bond hands over the poison to M, who unofficially lets Bond continue his assignment without the minister's knowledge.
"- 007, no slip-ups. Or we're both in trouble!"