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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

More Off The Beaten Path in Venice

Stra-Villa Pisani gardens

The garden design was by architect Guilermo Frigmelica de Roberti in 1720. He also was to desing the villa, but died before, so only the work in garden is his. It is one of the most fabulous in...
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BruceDunning
Apr 04, 2011

Stra-Villa Widmann

The main building and Barchessa and chapel were constructed in the late 1719 by Scherimann family. It was a cube shape structure with a big farmhouse and chapel. They had Persian heritage and got...
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BruceDunning
Apr 04, 2011

Stra-Villa Widmann gardens

The gardens were a real disappointment. They were run down and the grass not even growing, and bare spots. Further, some statues had been vandilized and turned over, but no one had re-erected them on...
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BruceDunning
Apr 04, 2011

Stra-Villa Pisani-more garden pictures

Guilermo Frigmelica designed the garden area in 1720,and before he could design the villa, he died. Building of the garden was complete before villa construction. There are many great sights and...
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BruceDunning
Apr 04, 2011

Scuola di S. Giorgio degli Schiavoni (Carpaccio)

When Giuseppi Cipriani, founder of Harry's Bar named new cocktails and appetizers after famous Venetian painters he did not realse that his thin slices of raw beef in a spicy mayonnaise sauce, named...
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hquittner
Apr 04, 2011

Squero di San Trovaso

Squero in venetian language means boatyard. It is the traditional place where boats and gondola were built. There are not many left in the city center and they are always hard to find in the maze of...
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oriettaIT
Feb 11, 2011
 
 
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Scuola dei Calegheri

SAN POLO AND SANTA CROCEVAPORETTO - SAN TOMAIn Campo San Toma, at the opposite end to the church, look out for this red brick building.This was the shoemakers guild. If you look below the bas relief,...
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suvanki
Jan 08, 2011

Tour around the Lagoon's islands

Besides Venice, there are dozens of small islands located in the lagoon. Most measure less than one square mile and are rather sparsely inhabited - some have even been deserted altogether, but their...
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Jefie
Sep 13, 2010

Incredible wood sculptures

If you're in Dorsoduro or even if you aren't you should check out this studio. Loris Marazzi carves wonderful sculptures in wood like nothing you have ever seen. Some are whimsical, some funny, some...
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merockwell
Aug 29, 2010

Bocca di Leone - Lions Mouth Post Box

DORSODUROVAPORETTO -ZATERREOn my previous visits to Venice, I'd meant to look for this 'Lions Mouth' post box which is to be found to the right of the facade of Chiesa Santa Maria della Visitazione...
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suvanki
Jul 23, 2010

NOVE, ITALY Not too far from...

NOVE, ITALYNot too far from Venezia is NOVE. The ceramic capital of the north. This place is a favorite for americans too because they produce ceramics for many famous american companies (Williams...
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sargentjeff
May 21, 2010

Ponte Arsenale

CASTELLOMy first view of this bridge was during my visit at Christmas 2006, I'd been surprised to see a funfair all lit up on the Riva degli Schiavoni, and had wandered onto this bridge to take some...
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suvanki
Nov 03, 2009

Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel (I&V)

Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel is one of Venice's the nicest and the best preserved Gothic houses. It was built in late 15th century on the site of an earlier building in Veneto-Byzantine style. It is...
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Zvrlj
Sep 21, 2009

Santa Apollonia, Museo Diocesano (I&V)

Convent of Santa Apollonia, now Museo Diocesano d’Arte Sacra – Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art, is one of Venice "hidden treasures" – hidden although it is located just behind Basilica di San Marco....
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Zvrlj
Sep 12, 2009

Top Hotels in Venice

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Calle dell'Aseo, Cannaregio 5768, Venice, Veneto, 30131, Italy
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Santa Croce 686, Venice, Veneto, 30135, Italy
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Dorsoduro 111, Venice, Veneto, 30123, Italy
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Campo Santa Maria del Giglio 2467, San Marco, Venice, Veneto, 30124, Italy
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S. Croce 2063, Venice, Veneto, 30135, Italy
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Dorsoduro 979/a, Venice, Veneto, 30123, Italy
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Top Things to Do in Venice

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Gondola

this will be my things to do tips for the gondola. I will have a separate transportation tip for it. If you are like me who view the Gondola Ride as a Priceless Experience and would nit mind the cost...
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Palazzo Ducale - Doge's Palace

The Doge's Palace is a very impressive building. It has a lot of pointed arches on the ouside with several statues . Inside the building you've got some imposing rooms with paintings. You can easily...
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Piazza San Marco

I really enjoyed visiting Venice and all the beautiful buildings and musea. The piazza san Marco is the central square of Venice. On the square you'll find the entrance to the Doge's Palace and The...
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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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Basilica di San Marco

It is really one of the must of Venezia. It is one of the most beautifull cathedrall i have ever see. When you are at the outside of the cathedral it is verry impresive. There are a lot of...
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Rialto Bridge

this iconic Bridge of Venice is one of the most copied and imitated around the world of which you can find faux rialto bridge and Campanile San Marco and faux grand canals at the Venetian in Macau, in...
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croisbeauty

"Venezia"
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suvanki

"Wandering around Venice with Suvanki"
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Trekki

"Amore eterno per Venezia la Serenissima :-)"
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Zvrlj

"Venice – the City of Art"
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sandysmith

"Vacations in Venice"
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