Venice Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Venice

  • 1. Back Street Canals

    The Schiavoni is Venetian name for Slav inhabitants, who had become so numerous and influential by the end of the 15th century that they could afford to built "Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni",...

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  • 2. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 5. 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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  • 6. Isola Murano

    I decided to take the excursion from the cruise ship to Murano to see the glass factory. I thought my grandson might like to see it. The glass manufacturing was moved to an adjacent island from Venice...

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  • 7. Churches

    The Chiesa di Santo Stefano is actually at the northside of Campo Santo Stefano. the church is built in the 13th century, rebuilt in the 14th century and last modified in th 15th century. It is built...

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  • 8. 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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  • 9. 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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  • 10. Tourist Spots Still!

    Generally the streets are dominated by a church or palace that draw all the visitor's attention. In the centre of the square, discreet, there is always a well. Why? Signing the ancient struggle for...

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  • 11. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 14. Brunetti family’s home (book and TV series)

    Fans of Donna Leon’s Commissario Brunetti – attention! Donna Leon writes about her city and she says that she works the daily life she sees every day into her...

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  • 15. Where Commissario Brunetti works (TV series)

    Fans of Donna Leon’s Commissario Brunetti – attention! The books have been adapted in a German TV series since many years. Since I love her books and the TV...

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  • 16. La Questura di Commissario Brunetti (book)

    Fans of Donna Leon’s Commissario Brunetti – attention! Donna Leon writes about her city and she says that she works the daily life she sees every day into her...

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  • 17. Hidden restaurants

    There are plenty of small and very pictoresque restaurants in Venice, hidden in the labyrinth of channels all over the town. To some of them you can approach...

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  • 18. Casa di Tintoretto

    At number 3398, in calle dei Mori, is the house of Tintoretto, right next to strange caryatids that protrude from the buildings.Late Renaissance Venetian...

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  • 19. Villa Malcontenta

    Visit Villa Malcontenta one of the best Palladian Villas, From May 1 to October 31 (unless otherwise indicated) on saturday and tuesday mornings from 9:00 am to...

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  • 20. Teatro Italia

    Address: Campiello de L'Anconeta, VeneziaI liked the building very much so I took a picture. I tried to find some info on when it was built etc. but I couldn't...

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  • 21. 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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  • 22. 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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  • 23. 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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  • 24. 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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  • 25. 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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