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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
From EUR37.00
 
Skip the Line: Best of Venice Private Tour Including San Marco Doges' Palace and Gondola Ride
"See the very best Venice has to offers in one day private walking tour. Explore historic sites including an extended visit to St Mark’s Basilica with our very knowledgeable English-speaking guide. No queuing and VIP treatment all the way with this exclusive package. You will be immersed in Venetian culture as you meander through Venice perhaps Venice’s most famous landmark. Here you can admire the magnificence of the Doge’s Palace and with 'skip-the-line' tickets you will soon be inside discovering the beautiful ceilings with frescoes by Tintoretto and walls adorned with paintings by V Venice’s famous lover and writer was imprisoned in one of the palace attics before managing to escape? Next is the highlight of the tour; the spectacular Basilica San Marco. The guide will point out how eastern architecture and western design have come together to create the Basi some made in the city and others plundered during the crusades. Of particular interest are the 11th century mosaics some of the few treasures that have survived the Basilica’s floods and fires over the centuries. This carefully designed guided tour includes many other famous sites includingCampo San Giovanni e Paolo
From EUR760.00
 
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

Islands of the lagoon Tips (31)

Murano

If you're at all interested in Venetian glass, you probably already know that the nearby island of Murano is the place to go. This is where all the glass factories were moved centuries ago, when it...
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JetlagCity
Jan 24, 2005

Burano

To the north-east of Venice, about 10km from Saint Mark's, four little islands make up Burano. Canals, narrow houses painted in pastel colours or decidely contrasting with the single shades of the...
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croisbeauty
Mar 29, 2005

San Giorgio

San Giorgio or the island of the Cypresses is situated opposite the piazzetta of Saint Mark. In 982 it became the site of a Benedictine monastery by order of Giovanni Morosini. The earthquake of 1223...
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croisbeauty
Mar 29, 2005

Lido di Venezia

Lido lies in the lagoon, about 1,5km from Saint Mark's, forming an ideal barrier between Venice and the Adriatic. Today it is a famous and elegant bathing resort, but in the middle of the last century...
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croisbeauty
Mar 29, 2005

Giudecca Island

From the Zattere, you can take a waterbus to la Giudecca, where the main sights are the church of Il Redentore, and San Giorgio Maggiore. San Giorgio Maggiore is located at the tip of Giudecca Island,...
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nicolettart
Oct 11, 2003

So Many Islands to Explore

There many islands to explore, not just the main island that most people visit. The boat ride to Murano to see the glass factory. I visited the factory there on my first trip, but now the factory has...
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Goner
Feb 28, 2003

The Colorful Island of Burano

Burano is another island to explore. Burano is one of my favorite islands, I love the colorful houses and miniture canals and bridges. You can read and see more about Burano on my Burano page.Look for...
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Goner
Mar 08, 2003

The truth about the islands...

When we were in Venice we went on one of those three hour excursions that take you to the islands around Venice. They take you to Murano, Burano and Torcello. The one island we wished we could've...
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ctorres1979
Aug 28, 2006

Venice _ Islola di San Michele

Isola di San Michele is the island of the dead. This is the cemetary for Venice and that is all that is there, no life, maybe only the afterlife. I imagine it is very quiet there at night.....The...
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Martin_S.
Nov 06, 2003

Burano

Aaah.... the vaparetto to Burano.... I don't want to show you any pics of Burano in these general tips. Those photos are all in the 'off the beaten path' section. Hmmm, but the boatride is wonderful,...
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sim1
Oct 09, 2002

Murano when you need to escape

When Venice becomes too much and you need some space, head for Murano. It's like Venice but with a vastness of sky above it ,which on a hot June day made a wonderful change from the humidity, bustle...
claireyfairy
Jul 09, 2008

Free tour to Murano from 4 and 5 star hotels

The 4 star Amadeus Hotel in Cannagerio pleasantly surprised me with a free round trip private boat ride over to Murano with a private tour (one on one ) of one of the "furnaces" there, complete with a...
kkkitkat
Sep 20, 2006
 
 
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San Polo District - Sestiere San Polo

These two Sestieri blend into each other and offer opportunities for quiet walks in dark, narrow alleys in addition to some of the most beautiful churches - and the famed paintings inside the...
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Ca' Pesaro

Ca' Pesaro turned out to be my favourite art museum in Venice. It is housed in a beautiful baroque-style palazzo built on the Grand Canal between 1659 and 1710. The palazzo was turned into a museum at...
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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

Completed by 1772, Palazzo Grassi was the last major palace to be built in Venice before the fall of the Republic. It was commissioned by the Grassi family (from Bologna) and designed by the architect...
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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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