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    Venice - Italy
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    the firehouse---all quiet
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    Well
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    Parco Savorgnan di Brazza (I&V)

    by Zvrlj Updated Jan 24, 2008

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    Most of the tourists gets the first impression of Venice as a place without grass and trees. It is not really like that. There are several very nice parks in Venice.

    Parco Savorgnan di Brazza, in the Cannareggio area is kind of a secret garden, hidden between Palazzo Venier, Palazzo Savorgnan and Palazzo Zeno. Part of the park once belonged to Palazzo Savorgnan, now a school. Although park has children playground it is still calm and peaceful place. Park can be entered from Fondamenta Savorgnan and from Campo San Geremia, opposite of the church of the same name.

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    Giardino Papadopoli (I&V)

    by Zvrlj Updated Aug 10, 2007

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    Giardino Papadopoli

    Most of the tourists gets the first impression of Venice as a place without grass and trees. It is not really like that. There are several very nice parks in Venice.

    Giardino Papadopoli is nice and calm park close to Piazzale Roma and the car parks. Park was built on the site of a demolished convent, the property Corfu-born entrepreneurs, and that is why it has the Greek name. Extravagant parties for the nobility held among exotic flowers and rare animals had been taking place in it during 19th century. The park was reduced in size when the Rio Novo canal was excavated in 1933. Giardino Papadopoli has children playground.

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    Giardini ex Reali | Royal Gardens (I&V)

    by Zvrlj Updated Aug 10, 2007

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    Giardini ex Reali ��� Royal Gardens
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    Most of the tourists gets the first impression of Venice as a place without grass and trees. It is not really like that. There are several very nice parks in Venice.

    Giardini ex Reali – Royal Gardens is probably the best known because it is near Piazza San Marco, behind Procuratie Nuove and Libreria Marciana – National Marciana Library, and just by vaporetto station and info point. Knowing all that, it is very strange that park is almost tourist-free. Although not so calm and peaceful as some other parks iv Venice, Giardini ex Reali is very good place to hide from San Marco crowd.

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    Firehouse - Vigili del Fuoco

    by Rhondaj Written Feb 18, 2007

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    The only traffic (stop your boat) light on the Venetian canals can be seen on Rio di Ca Foscari. If riding on the grand canal you can look down this side canal and see the light. It lies between the San Toma vaporetto top and San Samuele. From San Toma towards San Samuele, it would be your first side canal to the right.

    If in the Dursodoro neighborhood you can cross over the ponte Foscari for a good view of the boat bays. This bridge lies in the area between Campo S. Margherita and the grand canal.

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    Market S Barnaba

    by solopes Updated Mar 5, 2014

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    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 spot in a zone where we were just passing by.

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    Wells

    by solopes Updated Jun 1, 2012

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    Well

    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 potable water, the wells are a presence of history, reminding us the difficulty to get fresh water, when you're surrounded by... water.

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    Everyone has seen countless...

    by eitakorlando Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Everyone has seen countless photos of Piazza San Marco, but actually standing in the middle of the square is inspiring. Expensive cafes and boutiques line the colonnade. Vendors selling birdseed to tourists anxious to feed the thousands of birds are out in force. The queue line to enter St. Mark's is daunting. I consider that I only came to Venice to buy beautiful Murano glass and have a few beers. I forgo cultural activities in favor of shopping for pretty postcards, losing myself in the alleys (and getting some fantastic pictures), buying Murano glass picture frames and drinking a warm beer with a nice salad in a non-touristy café.

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    Not of the beathen path but...

    by vysnaite Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Not of the beathen path but next to St.Mark square- Doge's Palace loved the place , too much to tell about it! amazing sight.Other things to see: Bridge of sighs (called so because it leaded to prisons and prisoners had to cross it), Rialto bridge (here in photos), Basilica of the Salute- and all the Venice, take your time there!

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    It's not really far or off the...

    by Pierre_Rouss Written Aug 24, 2002

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    It's not really far or off the beaten path, it's really inside Venice itself!!!
    Why I say it's off the beaten path is because I didn't know or remembered what this building was. I know now that it's the innercourt of Doge's palace.
    Venice is a beautiful maze, you would miss a lot if you stayed on the beaten path and limit yourself to the touristic places. Follow the little alleys, turn right or left and get lost. Take your time finding your way again and enjoy looking around.

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    The small but very friendly community

    by Patricialuv Updated Feb 24, 2005

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    Venetian community

    All around Venice, if you walk through the small streets and walk over the tiny bridges, you will find many, many small stores that sell everything from brand name clothes, jewelry, and accessories to small bakery and meat stores. It 's a cozy atmosphere to be in.

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    Gellatto

    by marie&ariel Written Jul 20, 2006

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    You can have gellatto everywere in Italy but having it in Venice while you are sitting in front of St Mark Cathedral was extra special.

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    The best position to take some pictures!

    by Magvictoria Written Feb 3, 2003

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    Climb up the Campanilla (tower) on Piazza St. Marco! Actually, there is an elevator!!!
    You will find the best veiws of Venice!

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    The Doge's Palace housed...

    by zys1 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Doge's Palace housed Venice's rulers for more than six centuries. It connects to the adjacent Prigioni Nuove ('New Prisons') via the Bridge of Sighs.

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    I like this picture very much....

    by Patricialuv Written Aug 24, 2002

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    I like this picture very much. You can see the Piazza S. Marco while standing on the gondola....Love it!

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