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    Piazza San Marco

    4.5
    168 reviews

    Despite the crowds and all, I love waking up in Venice and strolling into the Piazza San Marco. It's so alive and so magnificent. Sitting at the cafes there at night is breathtaking. The Basilica looks almost like a painting in the dark. I highly recommend sitting down at Caffe Quaddri for some wine and Caprese salad.

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    Grand Canal

    4.5
    84 reviews

    Think of the Grand Canal of Venice, as you would think of any Main Street in any large American City. While those American cities relied primarily on automobiles to get around, in Venice, the principal means of transportation has always been the boat. The boats used in the early days were the gondolas, and about four hundred or so exist ...

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    Basilica di San Marco

    4.5
    98 reviews

    The Basilica of San Marco was built in the eleventh century, and it was the Venetian leader's (the Doge) Chapel. It was only during the early part of the 19th century that it became a Basilica serving the Venetian people. When you visit Venice and see Saint Mark's you'll notice that it is different looking from most of the Catholic ...

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    Rialto Bridge

    4.5
    97 reviews

    The Rialto Bridge was built in the late 16th century, and is rather unique in that it was designed to allow Venetian warships to sail underneath the bridge. If you want a great view of the Grand Canal, this is the place to go.

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    Canals of Venice

    4.5
    37 reviews

    One of the best ways to experience Venice is in a boat. I've done it in a taxi and in a Gondola and both were incredible. There's no other way to really see all of the architecture and beautiful decay of this city.

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    Palazzo Ducale

    4.5
    38 reviews

    The Palazzo Ducale, built in Venetian Gothic style, was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice. It opened as a museum in 1923. The regular tour of the Doge's Palace is interesting enough. Within this Complex's Gothic civic architecture, every stone, passageway and artwork seemed to evoke the power that the former ...

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    Burano

    4.5
    44 reviews

    A little fishing village located north of Venice, the town is known for it's picturesque, brightly painted houses and for being the makers of lace. Definitely worth a visit!

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    Rialto Markets

    4
    27 reviews

    This incredible market is a highlight of Venice. Everything is remarkably fresh and the market seems to go on forever!

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    Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

    4.5
    13 reviews

    This church contains some great works of art, most notably the Assumption of the Virgin by Titian, which is considered by some to be one of the most beautiful paintings in the world. Finding the church is not the easiest but well worth the effort to look at the Titian, Bellini and other paintings.

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    Bridge of Sighs

    4
    71 reviews

    "I stood in Venice on the Bridge of Sighs, A palace and a prison on each hand." - Lord Byron The bridge was given its name by Lord Byron in the 19 century. The idea being that the view from the bridge was the last site of Venice that prisoners would see before being condemned to their fates.

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    Ponte della Costituzione

    4
    11 reviews

    ponte della Constituzione is a pretty place but you need to walk a lot and you will find many branded shops and restaurants along the road.

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    Gondola Service

    4.5
    56 reviews

    We thoroughly enjoyed our Gondola ride through the winding Venetian canals. The elderly gentleman that took us around had a very sweet, soft, but talented voice. We look forward to the next excursion through the Venice labyrinth.

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    Peggy Guggenheim Collection

    4.5
    29 reviews

    A small museum with an impressive and important collection. Although it isn't one of the typical tourist destinations in the city it shouldn't be overlooked!

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    Al Vaporetto

    4.5
    27 reviews

    This is definitely the most convenient way to get around Venice, and after walking everywhere it's probably also the least expensive.

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    Ponte dell'Accademia

    3.5
    24 reviews

    Although all the bridges in Venice were unique and charming in their own way, the three bridges crossing the Grand Canal were the most impressive. This bridge is somewhat less crowded, and offers great souvenir shopping nearby.

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    Galleria dell'Accademia

    4.5
    8 reviews

    After a visit to the fascinating Gallerie Dell'Accademie carry on walking along Fondamenta Priuli till you get to Campo San Trovaso where you will find Squero San Trovaso, where you can admire gondolas been built or restored. After that carry on walking till you reach the big Canale della Giudecca. turn left and walk along the Zattere, always full of ...

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    Scuola Grande Arciconfraternita di San Rocco

    4.5
    12 reviews

    One of the Venetian schools with a gorgeous facade. Quote lovely to behold!

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  • 18

    Venice italy

    4.5
    10 reviews

    Venice, the city of water, has a unique charm and it’s famous for its art masterpieces like St. Mark Basilica and Rialto Bridge. If you would like to discover the authentic side of Venice you have two options: visit a Carnival mask atelier or visit a Murano glass factory. It may seem traditional activities, but if I told you that ...

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  • 19

    Il Ghetto

    4
    17 reviews

    A historically rich neighborhood. I highly recommend visiting and touring the Jewish museum.

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    Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore

    4
    4 reviews

    This votive Church was built in the late sixteenth century, and by votive I mean this Church was dedicated in fullfillment of a vow. In 1575 Venice was decimated by the plague, losing almost 40% of it's population. The Venice governmnent decided to build a Church for those that perished. It was built by the great Palladio!

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