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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

Venetian Masks (carnival etc) Tips (54)

Carnival masks

We all know that Venetian glass is on most people's shopping list as they come to Venice. Besides the glass, be prepared to see a lot of masks. You can find carnival masks made out of paper mache...
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Dec 27, 2004

All Over Venice

Everyone knows that Carnivale in Venice is absolutely amazing and unlike sister celebrations anywhere else in the world!! Of course it makes sense then that there are tons and tons of masks...
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Nov 23, 2004

Don't hesitate!

I had to have a Venetian mask but not from some touristy shop. It needed to have a personal touch. As I walked down a previously unexplored calle, I spotted an elderly woman, hand painting a mask in...
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Aug 01, 2004

Hidden Faces

We actually bought our masks on the Island of Burano (see my Burano page), They make the masks in the shop & they couldnt have been nicer people, they played with and entertained freya the whole...
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Feb 20, 2004


Masks for Carnival are selling in every moment of the year. It's a typical product of Venetian people, by the way Stanley Kubrick wanted venetian masks for his last movie "Eyes Wide Shut". High cost ...
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Feb 15, 2004


Venetian masks are world famous and all over Venice you will find shops and art galleries who sell Venetian masks. They come in papier mache, in plaster, in porcelain or in ceramics. The decoration is...
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Feb 15, 2004

Any shop that sells masks

I had decided to take home just one mask, but sigh, I had a hard time trying to choose one! Finally I got home with a mask that shows 3 faces, happy, angry and thinking. I paid about 10 € so I didn t...
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Oct 20, 2003

Mask Shops

There are mask shops around ever corner, and it doesn't have to be carnival time, either, for masks to be available. This shot was taken in a back room of one shop. You can see the molds from which...
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Oct 15, 2003

Eeer... cannot remember?

Venice of course is known because of the Carnival of Venice and the Commedia dell' Arte. Must have been strange walking through the narrow streets of foggy Venice in the centuries before the 18th...
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Sep 07, 2003


Masks are very popular in Venice because they symbolize the Venetian carnival. There are some very skillfully made masks, but also a lot of rubbish, cheap stuff! Have a close look and just decide if...
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Sep 06, 2003

Many shops, very many

There are very many mask shops in Venice. They are at best very special items which cost all the way to 200e+. They are mainly for the Venice Carnevals but there is also other uses. The mask in...
Jul 30, 2003

La Venexiana

One of the most respected and reknowned masks shop in Venezia. Remember the Eyes Wide Shut movie with Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise? well, the masks were from this shop. Any mask... the usual big nosed...
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May 25, 2003
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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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