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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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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
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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%""
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Carnival Tips (35)

A MASK IS A MUST

Carnevale di Venezia ( Carnival of Venice ) is a must visit at least once in your lifetime, and to get into the spirit of things, a mask is a must. Venice has seen some form of mask going back to the...
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travelgourmet
Apr 09, 2015

The carnival in Venice.

It is said that its origin comes from a victory of Venice in the war against Ulric; Patriarch of Aquileia, in the year 1162.During the 18th century it fell into decline. It was revived in 1979.At...
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Maurizioago
Jul 22, 2014

The illusion of being someone else

The whole city becomes colorful and spectacular when the citizens celebrate their Carnival.The Venice Carnival is one of the most famous celebrations, not only in Italy but worldwide, it has nothing...
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csordila
Feb 17, 2010

ITALIAN SONGS

I WAS FORTUNATE TO FIND ON A FEW NIGHTS AS I WAS EITHER GOING TOWARD ST. MARKS OR COMING FROM ST. MARKS ...THIS SMALL RESTAURANT WITH PEOPLE DANCING AND SINGING OLD ITALIAN SONGS..IT WAS SO MUCH...
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Onedragon
Jul 02, 2008

Carnival days and nights

There are so many important events in Venice during the whole year, but the Carnival is probably the most famous one. It is the time of the year when locals shows the other side of their characters,...
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croisbeauty
Dec 23, 2006

Carnevale di Venezia

This is a wild, enjoyable festival. Carnival has ancient origins and originally lasted for a long time: from December 26th to Ash Wednesday.In the past Carnival played an important social function: it...
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draguza
Jul 17, 2006

The Venice Carnival

The Carnival celebrations officially begin on 17 January.Venetian craftsmen developed their characteristic forms of carnival mask, and today these remain 1 of the principal symbols of the city.People...
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viddra
Dec 24, 2005

of couse Carnival

the most beautiful mask will be on display, a tradition of Venice dating back many centuries.you have to plan your visit for year in advance, the City bursting with Tourist.should you have bad luck...
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LOHRER
Dec 02, 2005

Venetian Carnival

The Venice Carnival lasts for 12 days, from the Saturday before carnival weekend until the following Sunday. The main events take place over carnival weekend itself, which usually is sometimes between...
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tini58de
May 16, 2005

Masks

The symbol of Carnival is definetely the mask, the mask of Comedia dell'Arte, the Neapolitan mask, the one created today with inspiration and iimagination by skilled craftsmen.Masks were already used...
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croisbeauty
Mar 31, 2005

Carnival

You can see the importance of the Carnival all the year for the lots of fancy dress stores you will find all along Venice.Lots of religious fancy dresses, mask of all kinds ... all with a great art...
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diageva
Jan 25, 2005

Road Artists

Expecially in Carnival's time (but not only), lot of places have people who represent a comedy or something similar. It's good that if you are satisfied at the end of the show to give them a little...
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rich77
Feb 15, 2004
 
 
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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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