Venice

The City on Water

The City of Venice and its lagoon was founded in the 5th Century and spreads over 118 small islands. It is situated in the Veneto Region of Northeast Italy. The entire city is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece with works from the most famous artist like Titian, Tintoretto, Giorgione and much more. The City on Water is a city unlike any other. Canals, bridges, churches and palaces galore, can get you lost in centuries of history. And let’s not forget the gondolas! Some of the most impressive buildings not to be missed when in Venice are:
- Il Campanile de San Marco – This magnificent bell tower erected in 1514 stands in the middle of Piazza di San Marco and when at the top will give you the most extraordinary views of the City.
- Torre dell’Orologio – An extraordinary clock which displays the time of day plus the Zodiac sign and current phase of the moon.
- Ca ‘Pesaro – A Baroue palace which houses The International Gallery of Modern Art Museum
- Basilica di San Marco – Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Piazza di San Marco is the Roman Catholic Church of Archdiocese of Venice
- Galleria dell’Accademia di Venezia – This is one of the most amazing museums in all of Italy

The city of Venice and the lagoon have retained their original integrity for the last 600 years and is now part of the UNESCO Heritage.

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Hotel Antiche Figure

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San Clemente Palace

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Novecento Boutique Hotel

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Abbazia Hotel Venice

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Hotel Giorgione

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Bauer Il Palazzo

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Concordia Hotel

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Hotel Danieli, A Luxury Collection Hotel

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Hilton Molino Stucky Hotel

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Boscolo Venezia, Autograph Collection

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Venice Q&A

Ventus Sep 30, 2015 at 6:58 AM

The city of Venice doesn't actually offer a proper free WiFi service over the city and the bars and restaurants that has free WiFi access provides a really slow connection. My take: a MiFi charterer might be the best solution. I'd suggest ExpressoWiFi: all good reviews on their FB page and I didn't have any issue while I rented one of their device.

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    leics Sep 30, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    But most cities, whether in Italy or elsewhere in Europe (and the US?), do not offer a 'proper' (i.e. free, public) wifi service? Venice is certianly not unusual in that respect. I have not personally found Italian bars etc to offer slow connections so perhaps you were just unlucky?

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Trekki Jun 25, 2015 at 11:08 PM

Notice about Venice's Naval Museum, taken from the Website of Venezia Unica Pass:
veneziaunica.it/en/content/n...

From 24th May 2015 the Naval Historical Museum of Venice will be only partially accessible due to renovation works.
You could visit the SHIPS PAVILLON - Rio della TANA, Castello 2162c - every day from 10:00am to 5:00pm

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goodfish Aug 10, 2014 at 4:32 AM

Good news for the ambiance and preservation of Venice: starting in 2015, larger cruise ships will be banned from St. Mark’s basin and the Giudecca Canal, and those of some other sizes severely restricted:

telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne...

It looks as if solutions for alternative cruise routing is still under discussion.

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    goodfish Aug 10, 2014 at 7:34 AM

    I need to go in and update all the state museum photography rules now that those have changed too. You watch; I'll change 'em all and then they'll revoke the privilege 'cause people made nuisances of themselves!

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    Trekki Aug 10, 2014 at 7:36 AM

    Oh yes, true!! Oh dear... people can be something ... as if there is nothing else to complain than the former no-photo policy...

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oriettaIT Mar 20, 2013 at 8:01 AM

For those interested in photography there is a great exhibitions:
Gianni Berengo Gardin en.venezia.net/venice-gianni...
It is in Dorsoduro area at the Casa dei tre Oci. The location itself is worth the visit as it has fantastic view over San Mark, the Salute church and Vencie in general

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