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  • 1. Back Street Canals

    Travels in Italy: Doing the math……Venice/ Venezia According to Venetian official statistics approximately 16 million people visited the province of Venice in 2011, with increases projected for...

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  • 2. Scala Contarini del Bovolo

    Scala del Bovolo literally translated means "snail-shell stairway". The marvelous open stairway is the reason for the Contarini family palace to be called Palazzo Contarini dal Bovolo. The palace...

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  • 3. Isola Burano

    The second stop on our cruise was the island of Burano, which is located about 8 km north of Venice. If Murano is known all around the world for its glass production, Burano is almost as famous for...

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  • 4. Isola Murano

    We were scammed. Marco Polo pulled a switch, sending us an inferior vase to the one we purchased--similar but obviously not the one (I took pictures.) So we payed $2500 for maybe a $500 factory second...

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  • 5. Campos

    This large and open Campo is my favorite. It changes character throughout the day. It is open with some benches and a few trees. It is surrounded by cafes’ and residences. It is a wonderful place to...

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  • 6. Churches

    From the original, 10th century church of San Canciano, just the door and the bell tower left today, all other have been removed in many restorations. San Canciano is fairly nondescript construction...

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  • 7. Lido di Venezia

    After seeing the similarities between Venice and Murano, I was expecting something alike in Lido. What a surprise! Lido is a modern continental neighbourhood, more Mestre than Venice. Even the...

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  • 8. Tourist Spots Still!

    This is my favorite photogenic spot in Venice, till now. The shape and position of the canals, the location of churches and bridges, living boats, and the people, all merged to compose a wonderful...

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  • 9. Ghetto

    Th Ghetto area really dates from 1516, when the Ghetto Nuovo became the Jewish quarter of Venice (and it is the Venetian ghetto which originally gave the word to the rest of the world). At night, the...

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  • 10. Other Islands

    SANT' ERASMO This was one of those 'accidental finds' I was looking for 'cheap' accommodation for my last 2 nights in Venice. Il Lato Azzurro came within my budget, but I wasn't sure where Sant...

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  • 11. Isola Torcello

    The last stop on our cruise was Torcello. It is believed that this island was the very first island in the lagoon to be populated, probably around the 5th century A.D. It once had a population of over...

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  • 12. Isola di San Michele

    If you have a couple of hours to spare take the vaporetto 4.1 or 4.2 and go to the Monumental cemetery of Venice on the San Michele island. Several famous people are buried here, and it is an...

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  • 13. Arsenale

    The quay east of San Marco is a quiet and open space to walk, with the gorgeous views of St Giorgio Magiore, Salute and Giudeca in the opposite islands. Statues and palaces line the walkway that...

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  • 14. Vecchia Pescheria

    The attractive building of Vecchia Pescheria, the Old Fish Market, is facing Canal Grande and beautiful Ca' d'Oro which stands right on the opposite side of the...

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  • 15. La Casa dei tre Oci

    This building is located in the Giudecca Island and it has been recently restored and devoted to photography exhibits. It has a very interesting architecture...

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  • 16. Venice in Moscow

    I (and you) may refresh our memory about Venice even without leaving Moscow. We should go to the Main Building of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and see...

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  • 17. The statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni

    The statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni is erected on a pedestal in the Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo. I was happy to see it in Venice because from my childhood I know...

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  • 18. Giudecca- Womens Prison

    GIUDECCAVAPORETTO_Palanca GiudeccaI was only aware of there being prisons on Venice (Apart from the former famous one adjoining the Doges Palace) after seeing a...

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  • 19. Castle Conegliano

    My Italian friends suggested me to visit the castle at Conegliano telling me it is a must see. They knew how much I like medieval castles, taking any chance to...

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  • 20. Liceo Scientifico

    Santa Giustina is a church building in sestiere of Castello but it no longer functions as a church. The church was built in the second half of the 15th century...

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  • 21. Fondaco dei Tedeschi

    Fondaco dei Tedeschi (or Fontego in Venetian dialect) used to be the headquarters and restricted licing quarters for the German merchants, residents of Venice....

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  • 22. Coffee Museum in Conegliano

    The Coffee Museum is a unique for the wealth of exhibits and the completeness of the historical path – teaching organized inside.Conegliano is a lovely little...

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  • 23. Palazzo Zenobio – Collegio Armeno (I&V)

    Palazzo Zenobio is one of the most beautiful edifices of Venetian late Baroque style. It was designed by Antonio Gaspari, Venetian architect, Longhena's pupil,...

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  • 24. Off the beaten track - in Venice?

    Yes! My sister told me that if you want to see Venice properly , avoid the crowds. She then said that all you have to do is leave a busy street and get lost in...

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  • 25. Stra-Villa Pisani

    An absolutely fabulous palazzo with construction starting in 1720 by architect Frigmelica, and finish design by Preti due to the death of frigmelica. It was for...

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