Things to do in Venice and the Northeast

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  • 1

    Piazza San Marco

    165 reviews

    The main square in Venice is Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square). It is flanked by St. Mark's Basilica, along with an array of shops, cafes, offices and alleys. It's a tourist trap with a lot of history. The Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio) was completed in 1499. Lions are featured throughout the square as it is one of the most ...

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    Basilica di San Marco

    94 reviews

    This church was built to commemorate an outbreak of plague and is a prominent fixture on the Venetian skyline. Located at the mouth of the Grand Canal it has its own Vaporetto stop.

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    Rialto Bridge

    95 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

    81 reviews

    Looking out at the Grand Canal from the Ponte all'Accademia - one of the most stunning views you can get of Salute and the canal itself.

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    Bridge of Sighs

    69 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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    Gondola Service

    55 reviews

    Riding in a gondola is definitely a at least do it once while in Venice experience. Taking pictures of these gondola is definitely a do it every time you get a chance when the lighting is good experience…and it is free to take pictures.

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    43 reviews

    If you have enough time, take a tour trip to the surrounding islands, specially Burano, as this provincial town is filled with charm by her multicolored houses and simple way of live. Eventhough there is no particular attraction or entertainement, it is highly recommended for photography lovers.

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    Canals of Venice

    35 reviews

    There's no chance you can miss the canals of Venice, since they're everywhere :D and that's what makes Venice as remarkable as it is. I love the atmosphere with all the canals, the bridges and the old houses.

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    Palazzo Ducale

    36 reviews

    Ever since Venice was founded, up to when it became a Republic, the Doge's Palace, hosting the doge, the Venetian leader, was constructed as the political, religious and cultural heart of the city. The spectacular Palazzo was always intended to impress its visitors upon arrival unto Piazza di San Marco, given it's a splendid combination of Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance ...

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  • 10

    Peggy Guggenheim Collection

    29 reviews

    I absolutely loved this gallery! Created from her Venetian home and still housing so much of her mid-century art collection, it was wonderful to wander through and discover each piece. Modigliani and Henry Moore are among the pieces you'll find there. It's right on the Grand Canal, easy to find and, I think, employees young Americans so no problem with ...

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  • 11

    Casa di Giulietta

    31 reviews

    Romeo and Giulietta were really existed and Shakespeare was made a story based upon true story. It is touching to stand giulietta's balcony

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  • 12

    Al Vaporetto

    27 reviews

    We arrived in Venice via Vaporetto...Joining us were business men and women carrying briefcases, shoppers with their shopping carts, and students going to school....There are no cars here, so boats are the required mode of transportation. There are no taxis, firetrucks, ambulances, or police cars on the island...Instead, there are boats....everywhere.

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  • 13


    23 reviews

    Visiting Venice cannot be compared to visiting any other tourist grory!

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  • 14

    Rialto Markets

    27 reviews

    It's best to arrive early if you want to see the Erberia (vegetable market) and Pescheria (fish market) in full swing. The barges start arriving at dawn, and the vendors are bargaining with customers by 08:00. The wholesalers and most of the retailers close up shop by midday, so stock up on fruit and photo opportunities before lunch!

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  • 15

    Arena di Verona

    21 reviews

    L'Arena è un'anfiteatro romano situato in Piazza Bra che attualmente viene utilizzato per eventi e concerti.

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    Ponte dell'Accademia

    23 reviews

    The Accademia Bridge is located in the final loop of the S-shaped Canale Grande, just before the canal feeds into St. Mark's Basin. It connects the sestiere of San Marco with Dorsoduro, and it's convenient if you're on your way from the Piazza San Marco to the Galleria dell'Accademia, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, or the Santa Maria della Salute Church.

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  • 17

    Lido Island

    15 reviews

    This long and thin island closes the Laguna of Venice together with Pellestrina island. It is th beach of people from Venice. There are twomain town, Lido and Malamocco. At the beginning of the century it was a very chic and cool place where very rich and important people spent their holiday. There are many liberty villas and it is ...

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  • 18

    Caffè Florian

    15 reviews

    I did the typical tourist thing and sat in the Piazza San Marco with a glass of wine and nibbles from the Cafe Florian while listening to the band playing. A wonderful experience. I didn't go inside the Cafe, though. But the service was fine.

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  • 19


    15 reviews

    This historic shipyard and armory is great for a quick stop, although I personally didn't spend much time here. As with the other buildings from this time period, the structure is both imposing and beautiful. Great pictures here!

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  • 20

    Piazza dei Signori

    15 reviews

    I veronesi la chiamano piazza Dante

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