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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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CArnival Stores

The carnival period for retail sales is every day. Carnival is a huge event in February that last some days. I heard the streets are more crowded than usual at that time, with locals and foriegners. If you want a souvenir, they are scattered throughout the narrow streets. It is a treat to go in and shop for something to purchase. The variety is endless. Most shops do not want you to come in and merely look at the merchandise, though. The intent is to buy something.

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BruceDunning
May 31, 2008

More pictures from Carnival 2006

IF ONE PLANS TO GO TO VENICE...BY ALL MEANS TRY TO GO DURING CARNIVAL!!!! IT IS FANTASTIC SEEING THE AWESOME CUSTOMES AND THE BEAUTIFUL LIGHTS AS THEY BRIGHTEN THE NIGHTS AT ST. MARK'S SQUARE....

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Onedragon
Feb 03, 2007

MORE CARNIVAL 2006

COULD ANYONE GET TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING . .SUCH AS THE BRILLIANT COLORS OF VENICE DURING CARNIVAL?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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Onedragon
Feb 03, 2007

carnevale

Kath and I arrived in Venice just in time for Carnevale. The place gets packed and people come from all around the world to attend this old traditional event on the Venice calendar.
Dating back to medieval times when discretion warranted the wearing of masks(dont get caught with your mistress), today, carnivale continues. The main events take place in St. Mark's Square but dont go if you dont like crowds. Venice is like a beehive.

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domenicococozza
Aug 15, 2007
 
 
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Buy a hat!

There are thousands of hats, silly and not so silly for sale. If you don't want to get into full costume you absolutely must buy a hat, or a mask, or both! Who cares if you look ridiculous - there will always be someone who looks sillier than you.

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eddilowe
Jul 12, 2005

AND MORE PICTURES OF CARNIVAL 2006

A TIME TO REJOICE THAT THERE ARE SO MANY BEAUTIFUL COLORS IN THIS WORLD ..AND ESPECIALLY THAT YOU CAN SEE MANY OF THEM RIGHT HERE AT VENICE !!!!!!

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Onedragon
Feb 03, 2007

CARNIVAL PART 10

SO MANY FACES TO APPRECIATE THIS ONE I THINK WAS SOMEWHAT ASSOCIATED WITH STAR WARS ALSO WHAT I LIKED WAS THAT THE RAIN DIDN'T KEEP PEOPLE FROM DRESSING UP IN COSTUMES !!!

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Onedragon
Feb 07, 2007

Carnaval parade

Carnaval parade
The canaval guide was saying : parade of the best costumes of the carnaval - Plaza San Marco - 16h. So among the rest of the options we had for culture and entertainment we choose that one of course

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desert_princess
Jun 15, 2005
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"Venezia"
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"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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The masks shops

The masks shops were my favorites... it is a great feeling to hide behind one of those pieces of art and walk the streets where people are watching you ,trying to guess what would you look without it ....
I went into this mask shop without intention to buy anything ,just to look around and admire all the beautiful masks . But than I saw her - the mask of masks!!! The most beautiful one I saw !!!Tried it on and just couldn't leave it back. Had to buy it !!!

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desert_princess
Oct 05, 2005

Get into costume!

If you can, get out in costume, it's a fantastic experience. People stopping you to take your picture or have their picture taken with you gives you some idea of what it's like to be a celebrity!

Here's me and my best friend in costume infront of the Bridge of Sighs.

Keep some time aside to wander around St Marks Square for a few hours in costume posing for photos.....it's a great laugh. It's a bit impractical to sightsee in costume, if you've a long dress on it will more than likely get trodden on in the narrow alleys.

It's worth waiting to get into the Florian Cafe to join all the other revellers n costume.

It's also worth forking out if you can possibly afford it to go to one of the official masquerade balls. Website meetingeurope gives a full rundown of events.

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eddilowe
Jul 21, 2005

Colombina flight

Venice Carnival

Piazzetta San Marco
h. 12.00pm
THE ANGEL’S FLIGHT
Traditional Carnival opening with the angel (Carlotta Mantovan) flying down from San Marco’s bell tower.Directed by Alessandro Bressanello

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Pierangelo
Feb 05, 2004

Carnival in February

This is a tradition linked with Venice for ages. The carnival that takes place during the weeks in February is a lively parade of masked people. The weather can be quite variable in this time of the year so taking an umbrella and something wram along is recommended. Also a lot of shops and cafes are closed but the atmosphere is fantastic.

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nina_z
Aug 15, 2006

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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