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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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Back Street Canals Tips (101)

We wandered aimlessly looking...

We wandered aimlessly looking for a market and found ourselves hopelessly lost. It was GREAT! I have said it before and I will say it again... If you want to see what places are really like, try and get lost.

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simondavies7
Aug 24, 2002

Try those very narrow...

Try those very narrow pedestrian only (of course :-) streets ... you'll surely get lost but it's wonderful and surpisingly how easy it is to get away from the crowd in few seconds ... and don't care about the smell :-)

I started out my walk from Piazza Roma (bus station) and I followed the touristic indications to S. Mark's square: a very nice walk even if it isn't the fastest way to reach S. Mark. IMHO (I'll do the next time in Venice): get a detailed map of Venice and try an alternative path to go back on your walking.

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mauro_pd
Aug 24, 2002

With over 25 million visitors...

With over 25 million visitors a year, Venice is very touristy!....but its very easy to lose the crowds and go on your own little wander down some side streets and soon you'll be all alone walking around the bridges and canals!

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littlebush
Aug 24, 2002

Canale die Cannaregio

We passed the Ponte Guglia crossing the Canale di Cannaregio. Here you can also see that the waterheights can be very critical in parts of Venice.

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Aug 17, 2014
 
 
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Small canales

There is a surprise everywhere in this city. Just walk in Venice and let it fascinate you.

These small canales are in the back streets. We walked too much and I cannot give you an exact direction.

ozalp
Sep 08, 2006

Rio Marin

On the street toward San Simeon Grande you can find Rio Marin. On this Rio there is Palazzo Gradenigo, built in the 16th century by Domenico Margutti.

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Cristian_Uluru
Mar 05, 2006

More backstreet photos

So many peaceful places to lose yourself for a while,then just wander round and lo and behold...you`ve found yourself again.

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neilward
Jan 12, 2005

Venetian alley

Here is a sample of how alleyways in Venice can be so narrow. Only one person at a time can pass through.

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VinceTraveller
Jan 05, 2005
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"Venezia"
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suvanki

"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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Watch the specific art, look for the "Patera"

Look out for the typical sculptures when you travel through the many narrow streets ! Religious believes expressed in sculptures are decorating many houses, portals and walls of churches

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Luchonda
Oct 07, 2004

Canale della Giudecca

The southern part of Venice.
Take a walk on Zattere Ponto Lungo and Zattera al Gesuatti. The "boulevard" the Venice inhabitants like to stroll around.
You will find a lot of marvellous buildings

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Luchonda
Oct 02, 2004

San Polo

The San Polo area is a real rabbit warren of narrow canals and calles which suddenly open up on to large campos. It a great place for those back street canal photo opportunities.

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sandysmith
Aug 01, 2004

Side Canals in Dorsoduro

Wandering off the main tourist sight and discover picturesque side canals like this one in Dorsoduro area - near the gondola repair yard and the Ponte dei Pugni where fisticuffs used to take place.

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sandysmith
May 02, 2004

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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