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"Private Tour: San Polo Walking Tour - Merchants
"Private Tour: San Polo Walking Tour - Merchants Courtesans and Painters""In a city where west met the east exotic items like silk and oriental spices were traded along with copper and wood. Many of the courtesans lived in sumptuous apartments and were accomplished musicians and brilliant conversationalists. They were even secretly used as spies for the state.The second part of this tour allows you to admire the Gothic Frari church which dwarfs the eastern section of San Polo. Built by Franciscans in around 1250 it is one of the city's largest places of worship. You will admire its striking interior
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Venice Like a Local: Private Walking Tour
"A secret walking tour that will allow you to know the best preserved and authentic face of the city: narrow streets and canals beautiful squares and churches.Discover the areas of the city less frequented by the bustle of tourists and experience the authentic Venice following routes more peculiar than the classic tourist tours. There are numerous examples of places that bridges and facades.The tour departs from the top middle section of Rialto Bridge and explore the secret spots of Rialto and San Polo area. The route can be customised according to your personal wishes."""Discover the authenticity of Venice and visit those hidden pathways and secret spots like a local. Explore the city's streets during this 2-hours walking tour with the help of knowledgeable local guide.title=Highlights&1=%3Cp%3E2-hour+private+walking+tour+of+Venice%3C%2Fp%3E&2=%3Cp%3ESee+the+hidden+side+of+Venice+only+locals+know%3C%2Fp%3E&3=%3Cp%3EGet+away+from+the+crowds+to+see+authentic+Venice%3C%2Fp%3E&4=%3Cp%3EChoose+a+morning+or+afternoon+tour%3C%""
From EUR250.00
"Private Tour: Venice Rialto Market
"Private Tour: Venice Rialto Market San Polo and Frari Church Walking Tour""Your first stop on this private walking tour is the Gothic church of the Frari in the San Polo area. You'll see exquisite artworks by Titian and Bellini as well as an imposing funeral monument by Canova.Next you'll explore the famous open-air Rialto fruit and fish market where local traders come to sing shout and sell their wares. The site of this historic market between Campo delle Beccarie and the Grand Canal was established more than 600 years ago. While St Mark's Square was the political center of Venice
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a bridge on canal

Favorite thing Venice is a unique town. The canals and bridges instead of "normal" streets. Often you can see hanging laundry on the canal... I like this view, this make the specific atmosphere of Venice.

Fondest memory Canals, gondolas, bridges, many tourists, great ice cream, pizza on the street, elegant shops and restaurants... venetian masks, glass of Murano... and many more

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Sep 29, 2004

Favorite Neighborhoods

Favorite thing Venice is divided up into sestieri, or neighborhoods. Try to get lost (if you have the time!) --you will know where you are by the piazza you are standing in. Our favorite neighborhoods are Cannaregio, San Polo, Castello, and we always ended up eating at Campo Santa Margherita at Antico Capon for pizza. Don't ask for directions, because you will not find an address by "house number and street". Instead, look for the sestiere or campo (square) to figure out your whereabouts. Oh, and the signs with arrows pointing you to Rialto or San Marco may not help, either. We saw arrows for Rialto pointing left and right--go figure!

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Oct 08, 2003

Shopping on the Rialto

Favorite thing It can be a major tourist trap, but this is THE place for buying all kinds of souvenirs to take back home. I was able to buy glass pens with small ink bottles for less than $10. I also found black and white postcards of a fire at La Fenice theater (which keeps burning down!)
In the morning you can buy food at the markets here, which has been here for ages!

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Oct 15, 2003

Strange position for the 4th Bridge

Favorite thing In my opinion the construction of Calatrava's Bridge is not so useful. The fourth Bridge is placed not far from Scalzi's Bridge, the Grand Canal is long about 3,8 km and I think other zones needed a bridge more than Piazzale Roma... btw, the bridge has a style which - imho - doesn't combine a lot with Venice... If you want to see how Venice will be with the fourth point, just Click here!

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Mar 03, 2004
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The Construction of the Fourth Bridge

Favorite thing Probably you don't know that in Venice they are building a new bridge on Grand Canal, which name will be "Ponte Calatrava" ( Calatrava's Bridge).

The new bridge will connect Piazzale Roma, the city when you leave your car, with the opposite side near the railway station.
The name "Calatrava" is about the owner of the project.

Actually if you go to Piazzale Roma, you can look how the costruction goes on...

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Mar 03, 2004

Rialto Bridge

Favorite thing Rialto Bridge is in the commercial and one of the oldest and busiest areas of Venice. The bridge was completed in 1588 and became the only way of crossing the Grand Canal until the Academia Bridge was built in 1854. The three-lane bridge has shops in the center lane where you can buy linens, Murano glass and other tourist items. You actually use up and down stairs to traverse the bridge. It’s a great spot to take your photos of the Grand Canal and at night it’s a great spot to see the twinkling lights of the city.

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Mar 21, 2003

Venice.. is it really romantic?

Favorite thing This thought was always in my mind while we were there...And I think I know the answer..
YES there is something magic about this place!!
But you have to be in-love and everything is magical then anyway!!!
Every step of mine was romantic and full of love because I was next to that man...
It couldn't be a better gift (except the whole trip there)!!!

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Mar 12, 2003


Favorite thing Before i forget, if you ever get the chance to visit this famous bridge in the off season, sometimes if you are very nice and they are in a good mood you may be able to actually walk across the bridge of sighs without a guide and explore the Doge's palace at your own pace. Ask at the palace ticket office, you never know, it might be your lucky day. (Please go to must see activaties) for photos of the bridge.

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Jan 11, 2006
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"Wandering around Venice with Suvanki"
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"Amore eterno per Venezia la Serenissima :-)"
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"Venice – the City of Art"
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"Vacations in Venice"
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Three Bridges Alone Arch the Grand Canal

Favorite thing Venice has only three bridges that arch the Grand Canal: the station bridge near the rail station, the famous Rialto midway along the canal, and the last-added Accademia Bridge, so named for the nearby art academy. The last bridge seems almost a replica of Rialto except that instead of stone it is composed of wood, which makes it seem a little more old-fashioned than the former. The views looking east from the Accademia Bridge encompass Santa Maria della Salute and the mouth of the lagoon.

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Feb 04, 2003

Rialto Bridge

Favorite thing The Rialto stone bridge, 48 m long and 22 m wide, offers one of the most beautiful views of the Grand Canal, Venice’s main water thoroughfare, with an uninterrupted series of palaces and churches facing the canal along its entire 4-km length.

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Apr 15, 2007

The inside of the Rialto Bridge

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Not the usual way to see the Rialto Bridge. Normally you see the outside of the bridge, but this is the inside. The bridge has three walkways: two along the outer balustrades, and a wider central walkway leading between two rows of small shops, which you see here on the photo. This is a busy area of Venice, lots of tourist shops, restaurants and of course.... tourists :-))

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Jan 11, 2004

Venice Italy has about 455 bridges

Favorite thing Yep that many! Make sure you take a Gondola tour (little pricey but worth it!, make sure also you talk the price down, they do it!!, pretend you are living if they don't, they will call you back), because it's pretty amazing watching the "Gondolieri" bend down under each one of them...that's gotta take lots of practice :-)

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May 18, 2010

Things to Do Near Venice

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San Polo District - Sestiere San Polo

The church of San Giulian, commonly called San Zulian in Venetian dialect, is situated on the Merceria, the main shopping street of Venice. Originally it is structure from the 9th century but...
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Ca' Pesaro

This is one of the many museums in Venice. Ca'Pesaro is the International Gallery of Modern Art and Oriental Art Museum in Venice (although I was not so much intrigued by their oriental collection...
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Canal Grande

this will be my pictures foe the night view of the grand canal The Grand Canal is the main artery of Venice that splits the city rougly into two halves and of which 4 bridges cross the grand canal at...
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Campo Santa Margherita

Piazzas are the happening centers here and there throughout the city. Some have less activity than others. This one was quite busy. I think because it was near the schools for the kids. We noticed...
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Palazzo Grassi

The "Punta della Dogana" building has now been restored by the French billionaire François Pinault. A new museum opened on June 6, 2009 as new centre of contemporary art displaying artists from the...
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Ca' Rezzonico

The baroque palazzo Ca' Rezzonico at the Canale Grande - with its striking facade of white marble - is one of the finest examples of Venice city palaces now open to the public. It was built in the...
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