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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

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Aug 25, 2002

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...
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Aug 25, 2002

Flooding!<br/><br/>Don't make the same...

Flooding!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...
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Aug 24, 2002

HIGH WATER!!!<br/>In winter...

HIGH WATER!!!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...
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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...
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Aug 24, 2002

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
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San Polo District - Sestiere San Polo

It's the largest campo and the 2nd largest square (after Piazza San Marco) in Venice. It was originally for agriculture use but just before the 15th Century it was paved with a fountain being placed...
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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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