Things to do in Venice and the Northeast

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  • 1

    Piazza San Marco

    166 reviews

    Yes, Piazza San Marco is indeed the "Drawing Room of Europe" and a great place to gaze at the Church of San Marcos, the Doges Palace (we took a tour this time around), the Clock Tower, the Campanile, and Napoleon's hand in Plaza building and the returned collared that were previously spirited away to France. Erin, Jim, Gayle and I ...

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    Basilica di San Marco

    94 reviews

    One of the most beautiful Bascillica ever. Do not miss the incredible jeweled screen behind the altar!

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  • 3

    Rialto Bridge

    96 reviews

    One interesting aspect of the iconic Rialto Bridge is the padlocks. Apparently inspired by "I Want You", the 2006 novel by Federico Moccia, this practice involves couples writing their names on their padlock, swearing eternal love and throwing the keys into the Grand Canal below. There were a lot of locks of love, when Gayle and I were there and ...

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  • 4

    Grand Canal

    82 reviews

    The views from the Grand Canal can be enjoyed for the price of a vaporetto ticket. Crossing the canal on foot also offers great views.

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  • 5

    Bridge of Sighs

    69 reviews

    Over-rated. From the outside, it appears to be just another bridge, albeit a covered one. If you miss it, you're trip won't be lacking.

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    Gondola Service

    55 reviews

    Our last day in Venice, we came upon this lovely little street called Calle de la Canonica, and we couldn't help but finally give in to the urge to get on the gondola. As you can see in my pictures, this gondola ride is a touristy one and not a practical one as others have mentioned. But this ride goes ...

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  • 7


    44 reviews

    Local legend says the houses are so colourful so the men could find their way home when they were drunk. I don't know if that's true, but it sure makes this island a lovely sight :-)

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  • 8

    Canals of Venice

    35 reviews

    The best and only way to get a real view of the city is by taking a private tour of the Grand Canal! YOu will be able to fully appreciate the luxury and oppulance of the grand dame of Italy!!!!!!!

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    Palazzo Ducale

    37 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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  • 10

    Peggy Guggenheim Collection

    29 reviews

    After our tour of the Palazzo Ducale and Lunch, Erin & Jim wanted to go inside the Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco for a closer look, while Gayle and I were itching to see the Peggy Guggenheim collection. I love historical churches too and after all, we do have plans to walk the Camino de Santiago next year (Portuguese ...

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  • 11

    Casa di Giulietta

    31 reviews

    Castello di Giulietta is a wonderful area to visit if you are shakepare reader when visit italy

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  • 12

    Al Vaporetto

    27 reviews

    Its quiet expensive, but far cheaper then any other transport of the canals!! Use it more like a boat ride/trip out. Get a ticket and just ride on the canals, its a great way to see the area!

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  • 13


    23 reviews

    romantica e splendida!

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  • 14

    Rialto Markets

    27 reviews

    The Rialto fish market is an interesting site to see - especially early in the morning. It seems that almost every possible water-based creature can be found there.

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  • 15

    Arena di Verona

    21 reviews

    La famosissima Arena, ristrutturata ed atta ad ospitare spettacoli e concerti moderni

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    Ponte dell'Accademia

    23 reviews

    The Ponte dell'Accademia is one of only four bridges in Venice to span the Grand Canal. It crosses near the southern end of the canal, and is named for the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. The bridge links the Sestieres of Dorsoduro and San Marco. Gayle and I walked over this Bridge twice, both times starting at San Marco's ...

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  • 17

    Lido Island

    15 reviews

    A cheaper option for staying in Venice. Only 15 minutes on the Vaporetto from San Marco and has the beaches

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  • 18

    Caffè Florian

    15 reviews

    Best place in Venice for coffee, drinks, and people watching.

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  • 19


    15 reviews

    The Arsenale is a very interesting area to visit, where old disaffected boat industry hangars are now being reconverted in trendy Offices and Art Exhibitions. It is advised specially if you are an interior designer or an architect, or just a lover of different kind of space.

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  • 20

    Piazza dei Signori

    15 reviews

    A popular spot with the locals, Piazza dei Signori was once the former center of power for the city of Verona. The piazza, surrounded by many historical and government buildings, is named after a statue of Dante in the middle of the square.

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