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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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Market S Barnaba

This is my favorite photogenic spot in Venice, till now.

The shape and position of the canals, the location of churches and bridges, living boats, and the people, all merged to compose a wonderful spot in a zone where we were just passing by.

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solopes
Mar 31, 2016

Wells

Generally the streets are dominated by a church or palace that draw all the visitor's attention.

In the centre of the square, discreet, there is always a well. Why?

Signing the ancient struggle for potable water, the wells are a presence of history, reminding us the difficulty to get fresh water, when you're surrounded by... water.

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solopes
Jun 22, 2014

Parco Savorgnan di Brazza (I&V)

Most of the tourists gets the first impression of Venice as a place without grass and trees. It is not really like that. There are several very nice parks in Venice.

Parco Savorgnan di Brazza, in the Cannareggio area is kind of a secret garden, hidden between Palazzo Venier, Palazzo Savorgnan and Palazzo Zeno. Part of the park once belonged to Palazzo Savorgnan, now a school. Although park has children playground it is still calm and peaceful place. Park can be entered from Fondamenta Savorgnan and from Campo San Geremia, opposite of the church of the same name.

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Zvrlj
Jan 24, 2008

Giardino Papadopoli (I&V)

Most of the tourists gets the first impression of Venice as a place without grass and trees. It is not really like that. There are several very nice parks in Venice.

Giardino Papadopoli is nice and calm park close to Piazzale Roma and the car parks. Park was built on the site of a demolished convent, the property Corfu-born entrepreneurs, and that is why it has the Greek name. Extravagant parties for the nobility held among exotic flowers and rare animals had been taking place in it during 19th century. The park was reduced in size when the Rio Novo canal was excavated in 1933. Giardino Papadopoli has children playground.

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Zvrlj
Aug 10, 2007
 
 
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Giardini ex Reali | Royal Gardens (I&V)

Most of the tourists gets the first impression of Venice as a place without grass and trees. It is not really like that. There are several very nice parks in Venice.

Giardini ex Reali – Royal Gardens is probably the best known because it is near Piazza San Marco, behind Procuratie Nuove and Libreria Marciana – National Marciana Library, and just by vaporetto station and info point. Knowing all that, it is very strange that park is almost tourist-free. Although not so calm and peaceful as some other parks iv Venice, Giardini ex Reali is very good place to hide from San Marco crowd.

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Zvrlj
Aug 10, 2007

Firehouse - Vigili del Fuoco

The only traffic (stop your boat) light on the Venetian canals can be seen on Rio di Ca Foscari. If riding on the grand canal you can look down this side canal and see the light. It lies between the San Toma vaporetto top and San Samuele. From San Toma towards San Samuele, it would be your first side canal to the right.

If in the Dursodoro neighborhood you can cross over the ponte Foscari for a good view of the boat bays. This bridge lies in the area between Campo S. Margherita and the grand canal.

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Rhondaj
Feb 18, 2007

The small but very friendly community

All around Venice, if you walk through the small streets and walk over the tiny bridges, you will find many, many small stores that sell everything from brand name clothes, jewelry, and accessories to small bakery and meat stores. It 's a cozy atmosphere to be in.

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Patricialuv
Feb 24, 2005

Everyone has seen countless...

Everyone has seen countless photos of Piazza San Marco, but actually standing in the middle of the square is inspiring. Expensive cafes and boutiques line the colonnade. Vendors selling birdseed to tourists anxious to feed the thousands of birds are out in force. The queue line to enter St. Mark's is daunting. I consider that I only came to Venice to buy beautiful Murano glass and have a few beers. I forgo cultural activities in favor of shopping for pretty postcards, losing myself in the alleys (and getting some fantastic pictures), buying Murano glass picture frames and drinking a warm beer with a nice salad in a non-touristy café.

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eitakorlando
Aug 26, 2002
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"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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"Venice – the City of Art"
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"Vacations in Venice"
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Not of the beathen path but...

Not of the beathen path but next to St.Mark square- Doge's Palace loved the place , too much to tell about it! amazing sight.Other things to see: Bridge of sighs (called so because it leaded to prisons and prisoners had to cross it), Rialto bridge (here in photos), Basilica of the Salute- and all the Venice, take your time there!

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vysnaite
Aug 24, 2002

It's not really far or off the...

It's not really far or off the beaten path, it's really inside Venice itself!!!
Why I say it's off the beaten path is because I didn't know or remembered what this building was. I know now that it's the innercourt of Doge's palace.
Venice is a beautiful maze, you would miss a lot if you stayed on the beaten path and limit yourself to the touristic places. Follow the little alleys, turn right or left and get lost. Take your time finding your way again and enjoy looking around.

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Pierre_Rouss
Aug 24, 2002

Gellatto

You can have gellatto everywere in Italy but having it in Venice while you are sitting in front of St Mark Cathedral was extra special.

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marie&ariel
Jul 20, 2006

The best position to take some pictures!

Climb up the Campanilla (tower) on Piazza St. Marco! Actually, there is an elevator!!!
You will find the best veiws of Venice!

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Magvictoria
Feb 03, 2003

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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