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Venice Tourism: Best of Venice

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HOTEL CONDOR - Jesolo (25 Km from Venice)
The town of Venice has an elevation of 1 m (3 ft) is located in the county of Venice (VE); has as Patron saint St. Mark the Evangelist and the Saint day is 25 April. The town is divided in parishes: Chirignago, Favaro Veneto, Mestre, Marghera, Murano, Burano, Giudecca, Lido, Zelarino. Residents of Venice has the demonym of "Venetian".

In Venice there are 1080 accomodation. You may visit 97 places of interest. Venice is a Blue Flag for its water quality and safety and for the beaches quality and cleanliness. For these reasons is perfect for a seaside holiday.
Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

The very first step on the Grand Canal was a boat bridge built in the twelfth century by the same architect of the columns on the Piazzetta San Marco, Nicolò Barattieri. The name of this bridge, called Ponte della Moneta, was due to the presence of the Mint, which stood at east, toward San Marco. The economic and commercial life of the city in this era was focused here, in the area known at the time Rio Alto. At... continue


VILLAGGIO TURISTICO ADRIATICO - Jesolo (33 Km from Venice)
The Adriatic Tourist Village lies in a particulary lovely stretch of the Lido di Jesolo coastline: JESOLO PINETA.
Guide written by the community written by Cedric Mills

In the second half of the sixteenth century Antonio da Ponte ordered the construction of new prisons, which were built in 1600 by Antonio Contin. Up to this time, Palazzo Ducale had hosted, in addition to the apartment of the Doge, the seat of the government and the courts, even prisons. These were located on the ground floor, right and left of the Gate of Wheat. The construction of these new prisons, connected to... continue


Guide written by the community written by Cedric Mills

Its appearance is the result of projects more and more consciously by the City itself over the centuries. Here was located the high power for over a millennium. At the same time, it was the meeting point between different people, sharing the history of the Serenissima. This is the largest and actually the only Town Square; by definition, the squares of Venice are called "fields" (campi). The Piazza San Marco was a... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

There is no definite information of how it was this building that stood in place of the palace, but it was a kind of fortress with massive walls and towers. It was isolated by a canal and there were public post offices, the courthouse and the prison, the residence of the Doge, stables, armories, and more. The structure we know today was built during the fourteenth and fifteenth century and today the building is the... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

The main waterway is the Cannaregio Canal, which e connects the Grand Canal and the lagoon. It is the only channel inside the old town, over the Grand Canal, where the boats can pass. And it is only crossed by two bridges, of which one is the Ponte dei Tre Archi, the only bridge with three arches remained in Venice. But also the other is very interesting, the Bridge of the Spires. From a " covered-porch" at the foot... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

In the Fall of 1750, following the decision of the Senate, the Academy opened its doors to the prestigious school with 36 teachers, which were chosen each academic year for the four core subjects. These were "figure", "sculpture", "portrait", "landscape", to which it was added in 1768 "perspective and architecture." The purpose of the institute was not only to train 'professional' artists at the highest level but... continue


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The first church of Santa Maria Gloriosa and the adjoining monastery formed the Franciscan friars in the 13th century, having reclaimed the land. At that time it was a small church; in a hundred years it has expanded twice to accommodate the faithfuls. So Campo dei Frari was also built, the place where today stands the Church and also a well of fresh water. The construction work ended at the end of the... continue


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It was built for Marino Contarini, son of Antonio Contarini, Procurator of St Mark in the first half of '400. The previous building was partially demolished and incorporated into the new one. Ca'd'Oro is a very small but beautiful building, another example of Venetian Gothic and Byzantine motifs that typically shows the east. The owner's son, Peter, had to divide the building among his daughters and so the troubled... continue


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If you have a chance, you must visit Venice during their annual Carnival and have your photo taken with these interesting carnival characters. The Venetian Carnival, or Carnevale, is Venice's response to the Mardi Gras.For ten days before Lent each winter, tourists throng the city to join in the merry-making and participate in the equally many pageants, commedia dell'arte, concerts and masked balls... right until... continue


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Perched at the mouth of the Grand Canal, the great white-domed edifice has occupied a pivotal point on the Venetian skyline for more than 350 years. Santa Maria della Salute was built in 1631 to fulfill a pledge made a year earlier by the Venetian Senate. The vow promised the building of a church in honour of the Virgin should she deliver Venice from a plague that claimed more than 45000 lives - around a... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

The history of Venice is not all about romantic canals and evocative gothic and renaissance art; it has its not so pleasant moments. The former Jewish quarters centered around Campo del Ghetto Nuovo is regarded as the world's first ghetto - in the original sense of the word (not in its present, crime-and-grime associated context). This is where the city's Jews were relocated and locked up at night by the dominant... continue


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Since 1097, fish and other fresh produce have been sold at this very exchange, known as il Mercato di Rialto. Little has changed since ancient times, for the market receives the hustle and bustle of locals and tourists alike, even if only the locals are there to make a purchase. The location of the market, overlooking the Grand Canal in the area also known as Rialto in the San Polo sestiere, is due to the fact that... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

A mini Venice complete with its own Grand Canal, Murano is a separate archipelago of islands located about 10-15 minutes by boat north of Venice. Historically, it was a separate town, but in modern times it merged with the Venice commune. Although inhabited since ancient times, Murano did not emerge until 1291, when Venice forced all of its glass manufacturers to move there due to the high risk of fire. The town... continue


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One of the best ways to see the wonderful palazzi along the grand canal is to take a vaporetto ride. Grab a seat with a view near the end of the line and enjoy a ride up or down the length of the canal. The ticket will cost you 6.50 Euro, if you don't have a pass, and is a great way to relax and see the sites. Give yourself a second treat and take the same ride at dusk or after dark for another perspective of the... continue


Guide written by the community written by Andrew adams

One of Venice's most famous bridges, il Ponte dei Sospiri, known in English as the Bridge of Sighs, connects the Palazzo Ducale with the Prigione Nuove, i.e. the new prisons of the Doge's Palace. Its name derived from supposed sighs of the criminals who traversed the bridge on their way to the ruthless prisons across the canal. The bridge was built in the 17th century using Istrian stone, carved in a Baroque style.... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

Piazza San Marco is the heart of Venice. It provides the setting for two of the city's foremost buildings - Basilica San Marco and the Doge's Palace. The piazza's most distinctive monuments are the two columns near the waterfront, brought from the eastern mediterranean in 1170. One is topped with the lion of San Marco while the other with St Theodore, one of Venice's patron saints. The area between the pillars... continue


Guide written by the community written by Dave Mitchell

Visiting Venice is always an incredible experience for any traveler: there is no other city in the world able to give you such sensations and suggestions as Venice is. When I went in Venice for the Carnival, unique show of elegance and refinement, the atmosphere I breathed left me astonished: magic and mistery together with history and tradition are the elements that make Venice Carnival a unique in the world event,... continue


Guide written by the community written by Dave Mitchell

Visiting Venice, how many opportunities for a single trip! Carnival, shopping, relax, a honeymoon or a romantic getaway. A trip to Venice offers endless possibilities of tourism, each of them thrilling and exciting! Piazza San Marco is undoubtedly the most famous symbol of Venice in the world, the beating heart of this magnificent city. Great and magnificent, Piazza San Marco remains forever in the memory of those... continue


Guide written by the community written by Dave Mitchell

For lovers Venice has always been a destination of particular charm: which better setting of Venice to crown a love? Venice is in fact an excellent choice for those wishing to spend romantic days between divine streets and monuments that are the perfect stage for any love story. Venice is unique in many ways and certainly will create a framework of unforgettable moments. Numerous monuments, churches and museums,... continue


Guide written by the community written by Dave Mitchell

The Venetian Arsenal has been the very first big ship factory of the city, an extended part of Venice since it was built (around 1200) when many small manufacturing factories were united in one complex. The Arsenal has been very important in the history of Venice: the Republic managed in fact to defend itself militarily with the weapons produced there by the thousands of workers working at the army projects. Today,... continue


Guide written by the community written by Dave Mitchell

Venice is a city in Northern Italy known both for tourism and for industry. Venice is also known as "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Water", "City of Masks", "City of Bridges", "The Floating City", and "City of Canals" and is undoubtedly a symbol of romanticism in all heads. We arrived at the train station in Santa Lucia and took from there immediately the „Vaporetto“ (the public transport system they use in Venice... continue


SANT'ANGELO VILLAGE - Cavallino (22 Km from Venice)
200,000 sq. meters just for families! Where the Adriatic Sea meets the Venetian Lagoon in Cavallino stands Sant’Angelo Village: a four-star tourism resort with 20 hectare surface area. The private beach, the excellence of the services offered, the refined ...
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