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Santa Croce Rio Marin 877, Fondamenta de Rio Marin o dei Garzot, Venice, Venice, Italy
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The Bridge of Sighs, in May 2010The Bridge of Sighs, in May 2010

People waiting at a traghetto stationPeople waiting at a traghetto station

Memorial of The Holocaust Campo Ghetto NuovoMemorial of The Holocaust Campo Ghetto Nuovo

We and the DogeWe and the Doge

Forum Posts

venice bridges

by dickbenke

how many bridges are there in venice, italy (including murano and lido)

Re: venice bridges

by bekerovka

The islands are a part of Venice, bridges are always 431

Re: venice bridges

by TexasDave

Does that include the new Calatrava bridge?

Re: venice bridges

by bekerovka

Yes, also that obscenity!!! We hope that it collapses when there are both Calatrava and Cacciari on this s**t!!!

Re: venice bridges

by puerto_lover

LOL

Re: venice bridges

by domenicococozza

I witnessed this eyesore being manoeuvred into place.
It goes very nicely with Mc Donalds in San Marco. They were made for each other.

Re: venice bridges

by mccalpin

Hey, why doesn't Venice send the Calatrava Bridge to Dallas, Texas? We spending big bucks to build one here (http://www.trinityrivercorridor.org/html/trinity_bridges.html), and maybe getting one already assembled would save us a lot of money, and make the Venetians happy, too...;-)

Bill

Re: venice bridges

by Mikebond

I have only seen the Calatrava bridge on tv, as I still haven't been in Venice after its inauguration (but I haven't done so on purpose). I think that modern architectures aren't ugly themselves, if only they fit the location they are put into. This bridge in Venice is a real eyesore, I agree.

Travel Tips for Venice

St. Marks Basilica - Book Ahead

by candert

If you plan on going to St. Mark's, and you definitely should, save yourself the hassle of lines and prebook entrance. Go to:

http://www.alata.it/eng/booking/sanmarco.asp

This webiste allows you to preplan your time to view this great church. It's free. All you do is pick the time and print off the confirmation. Bring it to the guard at the front of the long line, and they'll wave you in.

Enjoy the Architecture

by zrim

A page out of the history books. Traveling down the canals of Venice one does not feel a part of the 21st century. Immersed in the splendid glory of the palazzos it feels as if it could be the 16th century. The droning din of the vaporetto is easily blocked from consciousness as the magnificent old buildings float on by.

CAMPO SAN BARNABA
This quiet...

by SirRichard

CAMPO SAN BARNABA
This quiet channel is not very crowded and will bring back memories to cinema lovers. Here was shot, as long as I remember, Holidays in Venice (Where Katharine Hepburn falls into a channel), Raiders of the Lost Ark (the church where they find the X on the templar tomb)...

The Venice Carnival

by viddra

The Carnival celebrations officially begin on 17 January.

Venetian craftsmen developed their characteristic forms of carnival mask, and today these remain 1 of the principal symbols of the city.

People who wear masks over their faces no longer belong to the everyday world, but are symbolically shifted to a different, spiritual world, returning only when the mask is removed.

Until the mask reveals their face, they live in the underworld through a personal transformation and regeneration.

It's symbolic that the carnival's celebrated in winter, when life itself is to be found underground, renewing itself for spring.

CARNEVALE: All For One & One For All!

by Krystynn

The 4 Musketeers and my little sister (braving the chilly wintry weather) here in Venice during the Venetian CARNEVALE.

The history behind wearing a masquerade during CARNEVALE dates back to the 1700s when the festival and merry-making began on December 26 and lasted right up to Ash Wednesday. Mask-wearing and other unofficial activities still do continue well into the spring.

According to history books, all these non-stop partying and gambling... and general irresponsibility actually led to the eventual decline of the once-mighty Venetian Republic, which had begun to lose its wealth and power with the rise of Dutch and British trade in the 1600s.

After Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Venice in 1797, the Republic was finished and so were the desultory remnants of the Carnevale.

Moral of the story: Too much partying and merry-making is bad for your health and for the country.

Fast forward to modern times: If you're heading to Venice for the Carnevale, and if you're like my little sister who absolutely abhors cold & chilly weathers, please bring along a super-thick winter coat. However, for people like me - who thrive better in colder temperate climates vs tropical climate - I merely brought along a slightly thicker trench coat. And survived to write share my story ;-)

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