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What to do and see in Venice

Visit to the Piazza San Marcos:

Brief description: without doubt the most famous place in Venice (and consequently the most crowded with tourists). It is curious to see it in Spring or Autumn when the tide rises so much that it completely floods the square twice a day. Ask at your hotel about tide times, as they constantly change. Disembarking from the vaporetto, turn left and cross the first ...

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Visit to the Palazzo Ducale:

Brief description: situated in St. Mark´s Square itself, this gothic palace was the residence of the dogues, the seat of government and of the court of justice and prison of the Republic of Venice. How to get there: in St. Mark´s Square (on the left as you get off the vaporetto). Cost: 17€. We recommend buying your entry tickets in advance on the museum´s ...

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Visit to St. Mark´s Basilica and the bell tower:

Brief description: in St. Mark´s Square, if you wish, you can go and see the basilica although its real charm lies in its exterior facade (remember-no entry allowed if you are wearing sleeveless tops or shorts or with a backpack ? there is a cloakroom where you can leave backpacks). Opposite the basilica you will find the campanile (Il Campanille), used for years as ...

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Visit to the San Polo area (Ponte Rialto):

Brief description: this district has a very touristic part, the one which is around the market and the Rialto, and another with far fewer people but equally interesting. We recommend starting the day in the Rialto area, and visiting the fish market. Then walk towards the Plaza San Polo and from there to the Plaza San Rocco. Places to have a bite to eat: in Venice ...

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Visit to the Dorsoduro area:

Brief description: one of our favourite areas. Places of interest: the Campo de Santa Margherita, Campo San Barnaba, the Accademia Gallery and finally the Church of Santa María della Salute. The best of all, however, is to lose yourself among the alleyways. Places for a bite to eat: Cantinone Gia Schiavi by the Ponte de San Trovaso, not far from Accademia. Try the ...

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Visit to the Santa Croce area:

Brief description: one of the prettiest areas although it does not have any great tourist attractions to visit. Begin by the Campo de San Stae and then continue towards the Campo de San Giacomo dell Orio. Places to eat: Muro (Campiello dello Spezier, speciality in pizzas, 15-20€ per person), Al Nono Risorto (Calle della Regina, speciality in mussels (coze), ...

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Gondola ride:

Brief description: gondolas are no doubt one of the most iconic symbols of Venize. Nowadays they are just used by tourists, and prices have become quite abusive. Gondolas allow you to see the city and its bridges from another point of view, but the experience can be quite slow and touristic. If you still want to do it, follow the tips bellow. Where to start the ...

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Before you leave Venice:

There are a few places that we have not covered on our route, although we do not consider them to be as interesting as the other places mentioned. This morning, we recommend that you go back to the place that you have liked most and take a walk or, if you prefer, try out somewhere new. Other spots to visit in Venice are: Murano Island: Murano is Venice´s most ...

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