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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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Markets and supermarkets Tips (22)

Vegetables on the water, S Barnaba

In Venice all happens on boats on the canals, like the transportation and selling of goods. So we saw at the Campo S Barnaba this local vegetable market at the boats at the Rio de S Barnaba.

What to buy The local people bought here their vegetables like cauliflower and carrots.

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Apr 22, 2005

Seafood Markets: Feeling Fishy!?

Venice is the place to go to eat sea food - it is all so fabulous and fresh!

Whilst you are roaming around in Venice you will no doubt stumble across one of the fish markets dotted around the city. There is a large one early in the day in the Dorsoduro, and a few stalls can also be found in Campo Santa Margherita (where this picture was taken).

The main fish market or pescaria is located just near the Rialto bridge in San Polo. It has been in operation for 700 years!

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Apr 10, 2005

Fresh fruit market: Very taste and not expensive

In case you have bunch of children or you're just a fruit lover, buy fruits in Mestre or any other place in the surroundings of Venice. The prices you can find here are twice cheaper then in Venice, and the fruits are definetely fresher.

What to buy This is (see the picture) Easter offer, buy strawberry of course.

What to pay One single-box cost you 1 euro, two boxes one euro a piece, in case you buy three or more boxes, burgain the price.

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Mar 30, 2005

Public market: Fish market

"Lunghezze minime permesse per la vendita
del pesce delle seguenti qualita"
Without doubt the fish sold on the public markets is fresh.
But there are also official rules about the minimum lenght those fresh products should have

What to pay Less than average

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Oct 02, 2004
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Su_Ve: Food Store

This place is like an oasis in desert. Venice is expensive and existence of such a food store is very pleasant. You can do all of your food shopping from here at reasonable price. I remember the bottle of 500 ml coke was around Euro 0.57.

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Dec 23, 2002

Boats as stalls.

In Venice you can buy some fresh vegetables or fruit at some greengrocer's, at some stalls and even from some boats.

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Feb 16, 2007

The Pescheria

The Pescheria sells fresh fish and seafood and has been on this site for six centuries. The current structure was built in 1917.

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Sep 05, 2005

Boat Sale: Boat Sale

Guess this is a new slant on a car boot sale - on a boat instead! The Dorsoduro area of Venice has several boat shops like this - near the big Frai church I think it was.

What to buy Bric-a-brac and antiques

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Fish stall: Fish Stalls

As well as the markets of Rialto selling fish you can stumble across little stalls in the back streets - this one we passed as we crossed Canareggio towards Campo Santa Maria Nuova.

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Oct 30, 2004

Local Market: Daily local market

These markets are opened on most of the Piazzas in venice.

What to buy All the fresh fruits and vegitables.

There are no more fresh than the markets of Italy

What to pay Low prices than any supermarket.

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Jun 14, 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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