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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
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

"The Pigeons Problem" Solutions (I&V)

The pigeons of San Marco have become the symbol of Venice but they are actually a severe problem because pigeons dung is the one of the main reasons of buildings damage in Venice. Venetians use common...
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Zvrlj
Nov 11, 2008

Feeding the pigeons

It is traditional to feed the pigeons on the square San Marco. The birds are very friendly and they will come up very quickly if you have a corn, wheat or something else. Very soon you will be covered...
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ruki
Sep 08, 2007

Pigeons

This might not be a true Venetian custom but it's certainly a tourist custom; FEED THE PIGEONS! Don't worry about the overpopulation either; Venetians came up with a brilliant plan. They now mix birth...
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marie&ariel
Jul 20, 2006

Pigeon at San Marcos

A local custom is to give food to the pigeons at San Marcos Square. I don't like pigeons :) they are very dirty animals ... but I do see nice to see them in some places. Is great to see the children...
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diageva
Jan 25, 2005

Don't feed the Pigeons...

Feeding the pigeons in Venice is against the law, and carries a fine of 517 euro.The exception to this law would be within the area around St. Marks Square.I personally feel this law is 'FOR THE...
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mapakettle
Apr 21, 2004

Doves

The flight of doves in St Marks Square wishes a welcome to tourists from all over the world. An anchient legend says the doves were brought to Venice from Cyprus in homage to the wife of the Doge, it...
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ettenaj
Nov 06, 2003

Feeding pigeons in the park

Okay, well I guess this is not only a local custom, but the custom of almost everyone who comes to San Marco Square in Venice. There are as many pigeons as there are tourists. But you can see Tal and...
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Martin_S.
Nov 04, 2003

Feeding the pigeons

On Saint Marco square one can buy bird feed for 1 € .... a bit expensive in my opinion but when you have kids there s no escaping ... you gotta buy at least one package for each child....haha, only...
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nighthawk
Oct 20, 2003

Do feed the pigeons whilst in...

Do feed the pigeons whilst in Piazza San Marco. Without these birds, the place just wouldn't be the same.
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josie13
Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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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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