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  • Piazza San Marco & Basilica San Marco

    Venice Favorites

    The beautiful Clock Tower in St. Mark's square is possibly the second most well known clock in the world; after "Big Ben". It was built in 1499. It was designed by Mauro Codussi, and decorated with an astronomic clock that shows the hour, the moon phases and zodiac signs. At the top of the tower, once an hour the bronze statues of two huge...

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  • The highlights

    Verona Favorites

    The Scaliger period of Verona is one of great political influence, economic power and territorial expansion, it was the golden age of Verona. During medieval times the fight for dominance of Verona between leading families of the area ended with the della Scala (Scaligeri) family taking control in 1277 and maintaining rule for the next 110 years....

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  • Canals

    Treviso Favorites

    In a certain way, the canals make Treviso very similar to Venezia. The old walls and the canals formed around it by the rivers Sile and Cagnan, give Treviso the aspect of a fortress. The river Sile is crossing Treviso from west to east, while Cagnan (called Botteniga until it arrives to Treviso) passes under the old Ponte Fra’ Giocondo. Once...

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  • Campi, Calle and Canale

    Venice Favorites

    Take your time and walk along the canals through the city. Also visit the alleys and canals outside the tourist area alone. Start at San Marco and just take right and left turns without looking on the map and be surprised. After every corner a new splendid view, a tranquil atmosphere, a busy canal, loads of tourists, nobody but you, laundry...

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  • The day trips

    Verona Favorites

    I have just one day, or just few hours... What is a real must see? How many time we visist a city, even deserving more, but we don't have the time to see it at the right (slow) pace. It's a pity, but everyone of us did it, right? So, if you have only a few hours, here is a guide of 4 verona walking tours, made by the Municipality site: 4...

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  • Calmaggiore

    Treviso Favorites

    Calmaggiore is the main street of "centro storico" (historic center) of Treviso, connecting Piazza del Duomo and Piazza dei Signori. Its name derives from the Latin word "cardo". The "cardo" was a north-south oriented street in Roman cities. The cardo, as integral component of the Roman city plannings, was lined with shops and vendors and served as...

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  • Markets

    Venice Favorites

    Murano & it's glass creative factories r a must but don't shop there - after seeing the factories, go off to the marketplaces in Murano to pick up the same items at MUCH lower prices. Burano is also well wotrh a visit for all the beautiful hand lace & embroidery. It is utterly beautiful from end to end - the Rialto is so buzzing - the atmosphere is...

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  • The streets & the parks

    Verona Favorites

    We saw lots of beautiful buildings as we were just wandering by. I did not photograph all of them because my hands were so cold I did not want to keep taking off my gloves, but every now and again I just could not resist.

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  • Buranelli District

    Treviso Favorites

    It was built in the XVI century for a community of fishermen coming from Burano (an island; part of Venice). Every year, on the second half of june, a feast is held in this area; for a week end. It is called Festa dei Buranelli. These days you can taste some typical food, listen to music and enjoy some other venues.

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  • Canal Grande, Palazzi (Grand...

    Venice Favorites

    Canal Grande is the main street of Venice. On each side you find beautiful Palazzos, churches, all kind of boats. Just get on one of the four bridges and enjoy the traffic, people, buildings and atmosphere.

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  • The legends

    Verona Favorites

    The house belonged to the Capulets, the powerful medieval Veronese family. From the internal courtyard, which is always overcrowded by the tourists from all over the world, you can see the famous balcony which plays such an important part in the legend. Many says it is fake love story and fake legend which never really happened. Is it important...

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  • Riva Cagnan

    Treviso Favorites

    Riva Cagnan, along Canale Cagnan, is one of the oldest part of the town. Actually, it is a canal inside the old core of the town which starts at Porta Fra Gioccondo and ends at Ponte Dante. According to many, it is the most pitoresque part of Treviso where most of the old mills still can be seen. In local Treviggiano dialect "cagnan" is a word for...

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  • Bridges

    Venice Favorites

    Venice is a wonderful boatride for many visitors, that and the shops and museums are the focus. However, I would suggest that you take time to sit on a bridge and make photos of the gondolas, the people and bring home the feel of Venice. With the usual digital cameras it is not always possible to make photos of the whole boat, but don't despair,...

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  • The Piazza's

    Verona Favorites

    Palazzo Barbieri occupying large space at Piazza Bra, it is neo-Classical structure built on the site of demolished Misericordia hospital. The palace was built from 1835 to 1848 by Giuseppe Barbieri and primarly had military purpose housing Grand Guardia Nuova. Later on the palace was home for the council offices. Inside the building hang two large...

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  • Piazza dei Signori

    Treviso Favorites

    Piazza dei Signori is the main square in Treviso. It is surrounded by some ancient palaces. Cal Maggiore; a beautiful porticoed street starts from there. The main sights of this square are the Palazzo dei Trecento; built between 1200 and 1213 to house a meeting hall for the podestà (the Mayor) and the City Council. Adjoining this building you can...

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  • Churches

    Venice Favorites

    Churches in Venice are often very elaborately decorated and have a special atmosphere inside. I found myself sitting on a bench and lighting a candle and make a wish. Candles cost from 0,50 to 1 Euro, mostly. Many churches in Italy have electric candles or other modern ones these days, simply to prevent fires. This doesn't look as atmospheric as a...

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  • The overviews

    Verona Favorites

    The west bank of the river Adige and the old core of the town. This is the real heart of the historical centre of Verona with al major spots and the most significant monuments of the town. There are five bridges across the river of Adige from this side and each one leads you directly in the centre of the town.

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  • Via Roggia

    Treviso Favorites

    The history of the town goes back into the Roman period when Treviso was Roman municipium. The town reached its greatest prosperity in the Middle Ages, it was the centre of a Lombard duchy, then the capital of a Carolingian marca and finaly, after 1389 the stronghold of the northwestern border of Venetian republic. The town is situated on two...

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  • Gondole

    Venice Favorites

    A part of each people’s imaginary, gondolas are present all over Venice. It seems that their only use now is travelling tourists for the mandatory pictures. I never used them, but from the bridges it is easy to notice something missing in the cliché: the boatmen don’t sing anymore. Well, with so many tourists around maybe that must be considered...

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  • Porticos

    Treviso Favorites

    The charm of Treviso is also given by its cobbled streets with porticos. As the locals explain, the porticos allow them to walk in the town even when it rains without using the umbrella or getting wet. And even one of the symbols of Treviso, Loggia dei Cavalieri, it is actually a square portico covered in wood.

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  • Carnival

    Venice Favorites

    Wearing of masks in Venice (masquerading) began all the way in 1268 and it had to do with the relentless moral decline of the people of Venice. From the early 14th century new laws started to be promulgated to restrict masquerading especially during the night (men used to dress as women and enter the houses of young Venetians with "immoral...

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  • Casa dei Carraresi

    Treviso Favorites

    It was originally built in 1200. In the second half of the 1300 it was used as a guest house. Today it hosts various art expositions and it is a centre for meetings. Address: Via Palestro, 33-35. Tel 0422-513 161.

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  • Islands of the lagoon

    Venice Favorites

    Glass… glass… glass. Turn north or south, east or west, and you will see… glass. But look closer: where does imagination lead us to? What are the constraints of glass manufacturing? How do they manage to surprise you next time? Because they will! While they can! Go and have a look - it's a wonderful activity, risking to disappear

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  • Campanile and its Views

    Venice Favorites

    My grandmother took me to San Marco square - she thought we'd go in the Cathedral like my cousin did earlier. But she was too impatient to wait in line - we had to get back to the ship for an afternoon tour. So we went up the tower instead. Since I was tall, it was fairly easy for me to take photos over the tops of the other people who were milling...

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  • Travel preparation, books and maps

    Venice Favorites

    Everyone has favourite websites to look at and prepare visits, also to La Serenissima. Here is my list: Tourist Board of Venezia: Turismo Venezia: This is not only for Venezia but also for other places nearby such as visits to Chioggia and Jesolo. It lists the attractions according to art & culture, sea & nature, local recipes & products and...

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  • Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace)

    Venice Favorites

    There is a legend saying that when the noblemen wanted to convict someone they were sending him to pass a test that would prove his innocence or not.The test was to walk with success from one column to the next without losing the balance and stepping the ground just in front of the columns.But as you can notice in the pic, one of the last columns...

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  • Castello

    Venice Favorites

    I suppose we all have our preferable part of Venice which we like better then the other ones. Sestiere di Castello, besides Caneregio, is a part of the town which I like the most. Being away from San Marco and the main vaporetto's lines, it is, more or less, spared of a crowd even in the pick of the season. You wont see lots of fancy palaces here...

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  • Art Museums

    Venice Favorites

    With the Venice card, access to Doges Palace, Correr Museo, with archelogical, and art museos, and a number of others are included. Price on line was 22 Euro, and Doges alone was 11 Euro, and Correr was about 8 Euro. Besides these great sites, there were four palalces that are converted to museums that are super tours. Ca Pescro, Ca, Mocenigo, and...

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  • Canareggio

    Venice Favorites

    Cannaregio is my favourite part of the town, it is definetely different face of Venice we know, less crowded by tourists and very pieceful, almost idyllic. When you have enough of endless "human river" and constant pushings around Rialto or San Marko, take direction to most northern part of the town, it is where Cannaregio is situated. Here you can...

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  • Floods!

    Venice Favorites

    good that we don't need to witnessing flood by ourselves but said by locals and a good friend of mine [lea chiaramellano], venice get hit by annually flood. it's called acqua alta where the sea level going up and create a flooding area. usually, centro mare [a government body of ocean and meteorology and its forecast] will launch a siren whenever...

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  • Concerts/Theatre in Venice

    Venice Favorites

    From the previous photo, I moved to the other side of St. Mark's Square & watching these 2 music bands, each from 2 different restaurants, rivalling each other who could attract the most passers-by ! it was really nice especially the violinists from both bands who played all the songs I know from Sarah Brightman, Andrew Llyod Webber, Russel Watson,...

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  • Belluno

    Belluno is small but very charming town in the most northern part of Veneto, and not to miss when exploring around. It has alot to show and offer, a real architectural gem with well preserved medieval structure. Belluno is almost a perfect choice for a half day trip but those who love nature and climbing will probably stay much longer. See more...

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  • What makes Veneto

    Veneto is one of the twenty regions of Italy, with population about five million which ranking it fifth in Italy. the capital of Regione is Venezia. Veneto is among the wealthiest, most developed and inustrialised regions of Italy. It is also one of the most visited regions (over 60 million of tourists a year) thanks to its rich historical,...

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  • Chioggia

    Chioggia is coloquially called small Venice, due to its chanels which remaining alot to Venice. It is not as fancy as Venice is but this place has it own charm and much more firendly atmosphere. No need to mentione, it is far cheaper then Venice is, food and drinks will cost you half of price you paying in Venice.I did like Chioggia, it is really...

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  • Verona

    Some love Venice or Florence, others love Rome, Palermo or Neaples, but I love Verona which is, besides Siena, the most beautiful Italian city to me. One dream city is composed of buildings, churches, palaces, monuments, parks, squares, rivers, restaurants, theatres and people of course. Verona has all of it and more. The city of Verona, besides...

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  • Vicenza

    Vicenza is totally underrated place, not many tourists put it in their itinerary when visiting Italy. Too bad because it is place worth of visiting, especially for those who love architecture. Vicenza is birth place of Andrea Palladio, the most inovative architect of all times. To those who may not knowing it, his palace "La Rotonda" is the most...

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  • Alternative way of seeing Venice?

    My wife and I stayed for 7 days in Lido Di Jesolo (for the same price as 3 nights in Venice itself) a few years ago.We liked the fact that we were in a beach resort with a bit of life in the evenings but with easy transport into Venice.We bought tickets for the bus/boat from a tabacconist shop (of course - how logical) for about 16 euros at that...

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  • Wonderful online videos

    After watching a much more bigger version on TV today, I just discovered there is a short online version of this TV program, showing wonderful images of Italian regions.There is Veneto, too-Not long, not complete, but the images are really wonderful, mainly taken from the air.Select Veneto (or other regions) from this page.There is also a general...

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