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February, 2017

  • 23 February

    How to get to Venice by plane

    How to get to Venice by plane

    By plane The closest commercial airport is Marco Polo Airport (IATA: VCE), on the mainland near Mestre (technically part of the city of Venice but on the mainland and without Venice’s unique structure). There is a city bus and a shuttle bus from Marco Polo to Piazzale Roma. See the …

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  • 23 February

    How to get to Venice

    How to get to Venice

    Because Venice is on a lagoon, the water plays a crucial role in transportation. Whichever way you arrive, the last part of your journey will be on foot from the nearest waterbus/watertaxi jetty. If you need to carry or wheel bags along the narrow streets, bear this in mind when …

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January, 2017

  • 7 January

    Food in Venice Italy

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    FOOD IN VENICE ITALY Venice is your dream destination, and what about eating in Venice? To be honest when you compared with other parts of Italy Venice is not such unsatisfying experience. A local feature is the bacaro, where small dishes – rather like tapas – are sold at the …

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May, 2016

  • 13 May

    Burano – Venice

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    Burano Burano is an interesting island in the Venetien Lagoon famous for it’s multi-colored houses and lace-making. It is situated 7 kilometers from the center of Venice and about 40 minute journey if you take “vaporetti” – well known Venetian motorboats. It is worth to visit this island, largely because …

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April, 2016

  • 19 April

    The six Venice’s Sestieri

    The six Venice's Sestieri

    Venice has six Sestieri (Venetian name given to its districts) which constitute the old city centre. Cannaregio: the most populated sestiere. There is the Jewish Ghetto, the small area in which Jews were confined; Castello: the largest Venetian sestiere. It’s in eastern Venice and includes the Arsenal; Dorsoduro: it’s one …

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  • 19 April

    City of Venice

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    City of Venice Venice, the capital of the Veneto region, has a population of more than 270,000, according to the latest census (2004). It is located in the north-east of Italy on numerous small islands in the Venetian Lagoon. The “City of Bridges”, as it is usually called, stretches along …

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February, 2016

  • 16 February

    Basilica di San Marco

    Basilica di San Marco With its Byzantine domes and 8500 sq metres of luminous mosaics, Venice’s basilica is an unforgettable sight. It dates to the 9th century when, according to legend, two merchants smuggled the corpse of St Mark out of Egypt in a barrel of pork fat. When the …

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  • 16 February

    Introducing Venice

    Introducing Venice

    Introducing Venice   Venetian Feasts Garden islands and lagoon aquaculture yield speciality produce and seafood you won’t find elsewhere – all highlighted in inventive Venetian cuisine, with tantalising traces of ancient spice routes. The city knows how to put on a royal spread, as France’s King Henry III once found …

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  • 16 February

    Venice quick guide

    Venice Italy

    Venice quick guide Venice is one of Italy’s top cities and a unique and romantic destination. Its walkways along winding canals make for great strolling. Venice consists of 117 bodies of land connected by more than 400 bridges over its 150 canals. You’ll find many magnificent churches and palaces, lively …

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October, 2015

  • 7 October

    The Clock Tower

    Building and history – Torre dell’Orologio   The Clock Tower is one of the most famous architectural landmarks in Venice, standing over an arch that leads into what is the main shopping street of the city, the old Merceria. It marks both a juncture and a division between the various …

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  • 7 October

    Ca’ Rezzonico

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    Museum Building and history This magnificent palace, now Museum of 18th century Venice, was designed by the greatest Baroque architect of the city, Baldassare Longhena for the aristocratic Bon family, and works began in 1649. Longhena’s death in 1682, almost at the same time as that of his noble client, …

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September, 2015

  • 27 September

    Museums

    Museums The Museums of St. Mark’s Square are covered by one €16 admission ticket, including Doge’s Palace and the Correr Museum, valid for 3 months, for a single entry per museum. On the other hand, the Museum Pass, for €24.50, covers seven more museums including those on Murano and Burano; …

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  • 27 September

    Galleria dell’Accademia

    Galleria dell’Accademia The monumental estate of the Accademia Galleries is located in the prestigious centre of the Scuola Grande of Santa Maria della Carità, one of the most ancient lay fraternal orders of the city. The homonymous church of Santa Maria and the monastery of the Canonici Lateranensi, built by …

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  • 27 September

    St. Mark’s Square

    St. Mark’s Square The Basilica of San Marco overlooks one of the most beautiful squares in the world, a real marble salon, the city center for centuries. Next to both the Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, all the most important religious and civil ceremonies have always been held there and …

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  • 27 September

    Venice fast facts

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    Venice fast facts Country: Italy Status: city Area: 1,178 square kilometres / 458 square miles Population: 310,000 Country population: 60 million Language: Italian Currency: Euro (EUR) Time zone: GMT + 1 hour Country dialling code: +39 Telephone area code: 041 Religion: mainly Catholic Electricity: 220 volts AC, flat two or …

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