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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

By car (incl. parking) Tips (13)

The Garage San Marco

Parking car in Venice might be a huge problem, so many visitors arriving here in cars and very limited space. One can wait more then one hour for free parking place in Park S. Andrea, as I did, and...
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Sep 07, 2004

Parking in Venice

No cars are allowed in Venice proper (the islands); thus, if you drive to Venice, you have to park in certain areas. The only place on the islands themselves that you can park is at Piazzale Roma,...
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Jul 29, 2007

Parking Garage Reservations

If you are arriving in Venice by car in the summer it would be advisable to make parking reservations ahead. You can make the reservations on-line. We park at the Piazzale Roma Garage and find it very...
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Jun 16, 2005

Piazza Roma Car Parking Venice

We booked this on the web. Staff were helpful and spoke good English. We left the keys with the car, car was protected and at Euros 20 for 12 hours in the centre of Venice we considered this good...
May 19, 2007

Driving to Venice

We have driven to Venice for a couple of our visits, and found that it is extremely easy to just park at Marco Polo airport. From there, you can either take a water taxi directly to your hotel or take...
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Aug 07, 2006

Auto Ferry to Lido and beyond

It maybe easier and cost less money to leave your car at ports on the mainland, then take the boat bus to Venice and tour Venice and all the islands by boat.But if you prefer, the auto ferry will...
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Feb 22, 2003

Venice by car

The majority of visitors to Venice all arrive by car. Quiet a problem since the "streets" of Venice are all waterways. Hence after you have crossed the bridge from the Italian mainland in Mestre it is...
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Nov 03, 2006

Driving to Venice & Parking on the mainland

If you happen to be driving to Venice like I just then do I have a tip for you. Park your car on the mainland (Mestre), it is much much more cheaper and almost as convenient. There is a large parking...
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Aug 26, 2002

Car. Most definitely. Some...

Car. Most definitely. Some of my friends go on the train but I find convenience is my main deal. There's a huge parking garage right when you get over the bridge call the Tronchetto. Costs about...
Aug 24, 2002

Reconsider renting a car

I would really reconsider renting a car. You will spend more time, energy, and money dealing with the logistics of "the car" than you will enjoying Italy.I have been to Venice then onto Rome 7 times...
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Sep 27, 2012

Drive to Venice

Venice is an island and it is connected to the main land by a approximately 5 kms long bridge. The city from where the bridge starts is called Mestre. Mestre is connected to two motorways; one going...
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Apr 17, 2004

By Road

Italy has an excellent network of motorways (autostrada), the main north–south link being the Autostrada del Sole – or A1 – which links Milan with Reggio Calabria in the toe of Italy. Speed limits on...
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Jan 13, 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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