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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

Pickpockets, etc Tips (18)

Beware of Pickpockets

being the most sought destination in Italy, Venice is one of the pickpocket haven in Europe due to the tens of millions of visitors it gets per year and the crowded areas in Venice like in Piazza San...
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Mar 22, 2016

Pickpockets - how to foil them

The best advice I ever got as a tourist was from the Rick Steve's guidebook, which I took to Venice in 2007. He says to NEVER put valuables in tote bags, purses, or pockets in any country you visit (...
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Apr 06, 2014

Pickpocketed in Venice

Just came back from holiday in Italy and during a day visit to Venice I was pick pocketed within 5 mins. My gut feeling is that it happened on the Bridge of Sighs just before St Marks Square. The...
Jul 18, 2012

Pickpockets in Italy - defence not offence

I strongly advise against carrying pepper spray and similar. Only very low doses (10%) are currently legal in Italy and they are more likely to enrage a thief that disable him (or her). Furthermore,...
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May 09, 2011

Effective pickpocket trick on italian train

We are two Australian Police Officers on holiday through Europe. We are aware of the dangers of pickpockets and thieves but this trick was a new one to us.We were seated on our first class Italian...
Apr 16, 2011

Graffiti's also in Venice.

Graffiti's, a sign of barbarians, are now also found in Venice what was not the case ten years ago.Here a photo of graffiti's on the Rialto Bridge.Maybe it is time to reopen the prisons of the Palazzo...
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Jul 28, 2010

My method of despinsing with pickpockets...NOW!!

Whenever I travel through areas here or overseas that I'm not very familiar with, I wear cargo pants WITHOUT exception! I'm a photojournalist and need spare pockets for camera accessories. The cargo...
Jul 07, 2010


This is just a tip about pickpockets in general. Recommend wearing cargo pants that have at least 4 pockets in front. Double safety pin each one... on pin on each side of the button or velcro patch....
Jul 07, 2010

Pickpockets and Pigeons

Venice is not a dangerous city so you can walk safely by its canals and campos, just be careful with pickpockets, they use to stay near to the main places and attractions, keep your belongings on...
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Sep 09, 2008

pick pockets

make sure you dont hold anything in your pockets as you wont find it there when you get back to you hostel!I got pickpocketed in venice in a very crowded alley but luckily I never carry anything but...
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Jun 22, 2008

Waterbus Pickpockets

While travelling on a overcrowded waterbus between Academia and Rialto my friends camera and purse were stolen while caught in a crowd rushing toward the embarcation ramps. When on a waterbus filled...
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Mar 08, 2008


Our visit to Sorrento began with a train from the Naples Centrale Termini called the Circumvesuviana. This is a local train serving all of the southern suburbs of Naples on to Sorrento. It seemed so...
Aug 25, 2006
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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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