Venice Travel Tips, Italy

    
 

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  • The Venice Experience Backstreet Tour
    When we decided to visit Venice we booked in advance a tour of the small alleys and narrower canals of the city. The Venice Experience Backstreet Tour gave us a glimpse on the more private and intimate side of the famous city. Though [...]
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  • Teatro La Fenice
    The theater of the Phoenix has truly lived up to its reputation, rising from the ashes and becoming one of the prestigious opera houses in Venice. The Teatro La Fenice has been burned down several times, and renovated and reopened in 2004. [...]
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  • Piccolo Mondo Bar in Venice
    One of the oldest and maybe the smallest clubs in Italy, the Piccolo Mondo Bar is a hidden jewel in the heart of Venice. Many locals visit the bar after the restaurants have closed, because it is open until 4am. It is quite a [...]
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  • Musica a Palazzo
    We had a beautiful night at the Musica a Palazzo a few months back. We watched the La Traviata and it was just magnificent. The whole show was great, highly entertaining. And though we didn't understand everything, (opera is not easy [...]
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  • Da Forni Restaurant
    Though having a reputation of being perfect for business meetings, with its chandelier and silver cutlery, the Da Forni Restaurant is an elegant restaurant and is visited by tourists as well. They have excellent service and the best wine [...]
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  • Hotel Danieli
    One of the oldest and most prestigious hotels in Venice, the Hotel Danieli has been a palace and the home of the Doge Dandolo's family. It has been restyled several times and though the modern part of the hotel has every necessity, it [...]
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  • Cafe Florian
    It may be the most expensive cafes in Venice, but Cafe Florian is history and a work of art in itself. It has been preserved almost like a museum, being Europe's oldest cafe, opened in 1720 and has been the visiting place of famous [...]
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  • Getting Around in Venice
    The concept of public transportation might not  suite this city, for getting around in Venice means that people have to move around either on foot or on boats. There are no cars or buses, only bikes and the typical venetian boats: [...]
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  • Gondola Ride in Venice
    For a more Venetian experience, a gondola ride should not be missed, even if it might be a little expensive for you taste. Depending on the season and of course on the gondolier, the prices vary and usually include the tip but if you [...]
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  • Il Muro Restaurant
    This cozy little restaurant is really hard to find, but once you've found it, you might return there every time you want to eat in a restaurant. Though mostly locals visit the Il Muro and the menu is also in Italian, you shouldn't [...]
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  • Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale)
    The place where Italy's doges sat and 'commanded' is found in the San Marco square and dates back to the 12th century. The Doge's Palace was built in a Gothic style, the building holds secrets that gathered up through the [...]
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  • Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo
    Located in a perfect are, close the water taxi station and the train station, Al Ponte Mocenigo Hotel offers comfortable and elegant accommodation. Their rooms and spacious, and clean, not to mention they provide a beautiful view on the [...]
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  • Cantinone Storico
    The view was spectacular from this cozy little restaurant, quite near to the Guggenheim Museum. We booked our table in advance, and because we had such a good weather all week, we asked for a table on their terrace. It was the best choice, [...]
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  • Piazza San Marco
    The perfect description of Piazza San Marco is the place of change and variety. You can experience so many things in this 175m long place. The shows, performances and the feeling of your surroundings changes from hour to hour and from [...]
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  • Rialto Bridge
    The Rialto Bridge is exactly in the center of Venice, so you can feel safe when you see it, for you can't be lost there, especially because everyone knows it and you can just grab a cab to your hotel from there. As its history goes, [...]
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  • All' Antica Mola
    The best thing about this place is that it's not at all touristy. A perfect 'off the beaten path' place filled only with locals. The cuisine is authentic Venetian and open 24/7, the place is cozy and the staff hearty. You will fall in [...]
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  • Al Mascaron
    It's a rather nice little place with good regional food. There are about 60 places and the atmosphere is very friendly, so it is great for parties if you want to rent a place. Also, two big pluses are that it is reachable for disabled [...]
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  • The city center
    If you visit Venice, make a walk through all the small streets. And also take a look over the Marcus Place in the center. [...]
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Venice History

History states that the city Venice was built way back in AD 452, when Italy was invaded by Teutonic tribes. With this invasion, all the people of north Italy were forced to take cover on the many islands of its lagoon. It was later in the year AD 697 that a state was formed under the leadership of its chosen leaders, the Doges. With this, Venice slowly grew into a commercial hub. It was with the Venetian conquer of Constantinople and Cyprus that Venice grew into one of the most successful trade points in Europe. This was because this was when Venice started gaining control over the main trade routes of the Mediterranean. [...]
 
 
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  • $921Aeroflot flight Aeroflot 
    FromToDepartureTime
    New York, NY (JFK)Venice, IT (VCE)05/21/201402:20 pm
    Venice, IT (VCE)New York, NY (JFK)06/09/201411:50 pm
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  • $922Thy Turkish Airlines flight Thy Turkish Airlines 
    FromToDepartureTime
    Chicago, IL (ORD)Venice, IT (VCE)04/19/201410:15 pm
    Venice, IT (VCE)Chicago, IL (ORD)04/23/201407:20 pm
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  • $950British Airways flight British Airways 
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    Newark, NJ (EWR)Venice, IT (VCE)07/14/201411:00 pm
    Venice, IT (VCE)Newark, NJ (EWR)07/21/201401:35 pm
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