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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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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
"Private Tour: Venice Rialto Market
"Private Tour: Venice Rialto Market San Polo and Frari Church Walking Tour""Your first stop on this private walking tour is the Gothic church of the Frari in the San Polo area. You'll see exquisite artworks by Titian and Bellini as well as an imposing funeral monument by Canova.Next you'll explore the famous open-air Rialto fruit and fish market where local traders come to sing shout and sell their wares. The site of this historic market between Campo delle Beccarie and the Grand Canal was established more than 600 years ago. While St Mark's Square was the political center of Venice
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Acqua Alta Tips (35)


The phenomenon of high tides is such a common experience that the Venetians have come to accept them without any big fuss. It has been possible to see gondolas on the Square or even beneath the arcades.

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Nov 06, 2003

High Water

If you are caught by high waters, under no circumstances be tempted, even if you see others doing so, to remove your shoes and walk barefoot. As soon as possible wash your feet and shoes carefully under plenty of fresh running water because the floodwater is saline.

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Jul 20, 2003

Everyone knows that Venice is...

Everyone knows that Venice is drowing. If few years ago high water was a dangre only few times a year - now it changes for worse. Sometimes in the evening you can see water on the street that goes along San Marco place.

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Aug 25, 2002

Venice is sinking!!!!It is...

Venice is sinking!!!!It is said it sinks at a rate of about 10 inches a century! Be sure to visit!!! I doubt in our lifetime, it will be gone..but they do experience problems with flooding. In the winter ,they experience'acqua alta' or the 'high water' and the streets get flooded. When this happens, elevated wooden planks are erected to make sidewalks at the more frequented areas.

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Aug 25, 2002
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During full moon and high...

During full moon and high tide, water bubbles up through Venice sewers flooding areas including St. Marks Square. While I watched the beautiful full moon and listened to outdoor concerts, water crept silently closer to my feet.

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Aug 25, 2002


Don't make the same...


Don't make the same mistake I did, that is, waiting until the last minute to purchase gifts. I went back to town the next day, hoping to go back to some of the shops I had seen, and explore the rest of the city when it flooded! Granted, it was the rainy season, and it was a full moon, but I was not prepared for so much water! Fortunately, we found a store that was selling garbage bags to be used as boots. It worked, for a little while, but then the water became so high in some places that it was thigh-boots or nothing!

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Aug 24, 2002

In winter...

In winter (oct-jan) it's possible to see this phaenomenon:you just have to buy some plastic boots in shoeshops.S.Marco place is one of the lower parts of Venice so, when the High water comes,it's really high and often your boots are not sufficient.In this picture you can see a part of S.Marco place and you see that my boots weren't tall enough!I think it's fun for a tourist,it's so for me too!!
Lorenzoh and me.

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Aug 24, 2002


Although when we were in Venice the weather was very pleasant, I understand it can flood due to high tides. I don't think this stops the tourists but obviously it would be better to be prepared for it in case you arrived and it was flooded.

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Stinking water and slippery stairways

Be careful by the places on the shore of the sea!
The stairs are slippery and the water is malodorous and dirty.
Go not too near; it is dangerous to fall into the water!

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Apr 22, 2009

High Tide In Venice

If you are there at high tide you will find lots of the streets and piazze flooded. There are lots of shops that sell boots to wear just for this purpose.

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Sep 15, 2006

Watch out for flooding

St. Marks square has a tendency to become flooded, usually between January and March. Be forewarned and prepare yourself. I would bring some appropriate footwear.

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Jan 24, 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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