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    will kearse
    5 Jul 05, 2014

    Went over the Acadamia bridge today and saw all the love locks on the railings, thought I'd add to them with one for me and my girlfriend Jemma. Thought it would be nice to show her when I go home to her

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  • Venice
    Irfan Rizvi
    5 Jun 28, 2014

    "It's like stepping into a fairy tale."

    Consisting of hundreds of small islands, bridges and canals, Venezia has always fascinated it's visitors. I promise you there is no place on earth quite like this.

    Tip - jump onto a vaporetti and cruise up the grand canal just before sunset. Then watch the vivid hues around you blend into a breathtaking collage.

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  • Venice
    Manuela Nadin
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    5 Jun 22, 2014

    Maybe it is my favourite city! It is unique and completely different from wathever I could find elsewhere. It is a romantic and crowded city, with many interesting places to visit, from churches to museums. Also a simple walk always turns in a fantastic experience, among water, fantastic buildings. Venice is always beautiful, even with fog. In this case it becames really mysterious. There are plenty of beautiful hotels, restaurants and shops. Also the islands around are worth for a daily trip. murano for glasses, Burano for the coloured houses and laces, Torcello as the first settlement of the lagoon, Lido for its beautiful beaches and international cinema exhibition in september.every time I go I found out something new.

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    5 Jun 19, 2014

    This beautiful city, with its art an incredible architecture, is sinking quickly. There have been 10 floods over 140 centimeters since 1950, and the city treats flooding as routine these days.

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    Eva
    5 Jun 10, 2014

    I love love love Venice! One of my favorite cities in the world. Romantic, historical, amazing, lovely!!!! The downside is that its one of the most expensive cities in the world and yet it is ao crowded woth people everytime. But i stll love it!

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    5 May 11, 2014

    Lovely and very romantic city. You can enjoy it with your partner but also with friends and family.
    You must trip on gondola along canals

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    5 May 21, 2014

    One of the most beautiful cities that I have ever visited. The winding canals, the cool sea breeze, the pathways that lead you around as if you were in a maze, the light, and who could forget such an amazing history!? Did you know that Venezia was a Democrat Republic for a thousand years, until it was conquered by Napoleon in 1797? Venezia, if you haven't been, you need to go!

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    5 Apr 03, 2014

    One of my favorite European Cities to stay. The canals, the buildings, the art, the quiet, the history, unmatched magic!

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    Travel Cocktail
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    5 May 21, 2014

    La Serinissima. Always filled with tourists yet loses none of its romantic charm. Throw away the map and get lost.

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  • VenicePro 2014
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    5 Jul 03, 2014

    I've already been to Venice like a hundred times, but still it doesn't get old or boring. Not at all. Venice is such a beautiful city! Unfortunately it's very crowded with tourists, but you also can stroll through all the tiny alleys with their small canals and bridges, where it's more quiet.

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  • VenicePro 2014
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    3 Feb 27, 2014

    Venice is unlike anything you have ever seen. Stay away from the tourist restaurants. Eat where the locals eat. Put your walking shoes on and just explore. Avoid the hot summer where the smell is at its highest.

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  • VenicePro 2014
    Alea G.
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    5 Jan 06, 2014

    Venice is quite a remarkable city. It's absolutely gorgeous. It's one of those cities where it's almost impossible to take a bad picture. Beyond its beauty, Venice is also a fascinating city to explore. I love getting lost in narrow streets of Venice and trying to figure out where to go. There's nothing quite like it. The city also has a very rich history. There are also a lot of great art museums in the city. Really, there's so much to explore there.

    Try the local seppia/cuttlefish dishes. They're quite amazing. But remember, like many very touristy cities, the best restaurants in Venice are the ones tucked away in alleys you wouldn't normally think to explore.

    It is kind of a pity though that the heavy traffic of tourism and the influx of cruise ships is taking a toll on the city and local environment.

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  • VenicePro 2014
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    5 Dec 20, 2013

    The best part of Venice? not the gondola rides, not the water taxis, not really even the architecture (although that's up for debate), but getting lost in its maze of alleys and corridors…and then finding yourself in an amazing unknown courtyard.

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  • VenicePro 2014
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    5 Nov 27, 2013

    It might be a bit of a stretch in ten days, but Venice is one of the most unique places on earth. You could train there from Florence or Rome easily enough. If you want a cheap place to stay, you might want to try Craigslist. Also, when you're in Rome you can frequently find apartments in which to stay at Termini train station. People with rooms to rent wait for tourists to come to town.

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    Chuck Nguyen
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    5 Mar 24, 2014

    I didn't get to go to Tuscany, but I did a tour and spend 2.5 days each in Venice, Rome and Florence. All three are different and AMAZING, but Venice was the most unique and my fav city in the world. Florence is all full of art and culture and fashion. Rome is the obvious history, gladiators, half vintage half modern. I say all 3 are musts. Milan I heard had the beautiful Duomo and fashion.

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  • VenicePro 2014
    Lauren Baker
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    5 Nov 07, 2013

    Venice is magical. Postcard perfect bridges span the serene canals, lined with gorgeous and historic buildings. The architecture is unique in Italy due to the Byzantine influence on the city. Great museums and restaurants, and don't miss the gelato!

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  • Venice
    Zora O'Neill
    4 Jul 05, 2014

    I only spent a day there, and maybe don't need to spend more time, but that one day was pretty spectacular. It was November, just after the Biennale, so relatively quiet, and we just wandered around and got lost, and took the ferries out to the various islands. I'm honestly not sure what else we would have done--it is fundamentally a tiny place to see. I think the only way I'd go back would be if it were deep winter and empty and moody.

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  • Venice
    AndrewDThorpe
    5 Oct 16, 2013

    A unique city-break experience. There really isn't anywhere that is quite like Venice. We stayed in private rented accommodation in the San Toma sestiere, and really enjoyed the experience, particularly the calm before and after the day-tourist hordes arrived. The prices everywhere were very high, presumably due to the costs of transporting goods across from the mainland.

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    5 Oct 13, 2013

    It's hard to describe a city like Venice that apart from being incredibly beautiful and romantic, is a city like none other. Given cars and bikes are not allowed and cannot circulate for that matter makes boats, gondolas and vaporettos the only way to get around - via Venice's lagoon comprised of 118 islands. It is truly a poetic city of rich history, art and culture, one that was the only Republic in the Middle Ages. Take a ride on the gondolas for a true Venetian experience! Most tourists only visit for the day. If you plan to stay overnight, for cheaper accomodations, head to Treviso or Mestre, up to half an hour by train. And come prepared, Venice can be very expensive!

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  • VenicePro 2014
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    5 Oct 04, 2013

    The first city I ever visited in Italy, Venice is picture perfect, and a joy to explore on foot or by gondola. A definite once (maybe twice) in a lifetime must.

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With hundreds of water canals, 17th century stone building on top of boat garages, narrow cobblestone streets and nary a car in sight, Venice is without a doubt one of the most enthralling cities in the world. Built on 117 islands, this Italian city was once a major center for trade and military power. While the full-time population has shrunk to around 60,000, the historic island sees 50 times ... read more
that number in annual visitors. Venice centers around the attraction of St. Mark’s Square, a large piazza where seagulls and tourists jostle for space (especially come July and August). The piazza's basilica is extensive and known primarily for its extensive and lavish mosaics. Take an elevator to the top of St. Mark’s Campanile, offering 360-degree views of the city. Gondola rides have become almost synonymous with a Venetian vacation, but the vaporetto (water bus) is a less expensive option. Venice isn't known for its restaurants, but hotels along the Grand Canal are worth a splurge. Make your visit to Venice soon – this UNESCO World Heritage Site is literally sinking.

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Aliases: Venise, Venezia, UNESCO Venice and its Lagoon, Veneza , Venedig