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The Jewish Ghetto of Venice

The Jewish Ghetto of Venice is located in sestiere Canareggio and its origins are lost in the mists of time. The first Jews made their appearance in Venice during the 11th century, and their presence became even stronger in the 12th century. The History According to tradition, a district of Venice was named Giudecca because of [...]
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The Gondola

One of the main attractions of Venice is without a doubt the gondola. It is only by water that you can discover canals and views of Venice that are not accessible on foot. Features of Gondolas A tour of Venice on a typical gondola boat is a must-do if you are visiting this beautiful city. This [...]
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Rialto Bridge

The Rialto Bridge is one of the most famous symbols of Venice. This bridge is a wonder of medieval engineering with its 28m archway, that allows even the biggest boats to pass under it, and its 500-year-old foundation built on elm and larch piles. Rialto Bridge is one of the 4 bridges that span the Grand [...]
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The Grand Canal

The Grand Canal is one of the most beautiful and famous waterways in the world, and it is also the main waterway of Venice. It crosses the city dividing it into two part, each divided into three districts (in venetian sestieri). The Canal is 2.4mi long and it is spanned by 4 bridges: Ponte dell’Accademia, Ponte [...]
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Famous movies set in Venice

Venice has always been an attractive city: some see it as romantic, others consider it as mysterious, and its particular feature of being surrounded by water has always been an important part of its charm. Venice is an important city for the cinema industry, as every year it hosts the worldwide-known Venice Movies Festival, which is [...]
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Venice’s sestieri

In Venice many things are different from other Italian cities: streets are called calli instead of vie, squares are called campi instead of piazze, and districts are called sestieri instead of quartieri. Venice’s sestieri are Canareggio, Castello, Dorsoduro, San Marco, San Polo and Santa Croce, and each of them has its own history and beauties. Let’s [...]
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The Doge’s Palace

Located in the most important square of Venice - St.Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) - the Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) has been the heart of the “Most Serene Republic” (La Serenissima) down the centuries. The history of the Doge’s Palace probably started in the 9th century - when the Doge’s seat was moved to Venice - [...]
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St Marks Square

St. Mark’s Square

St.Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) always appears in the first pages of every Venice guide as the first stop in the must-see list because it is one of the most famous attraction of this enchanting city. As in the past, nowadays St.Mark’s Square is the beating heart of Venice, witness and protagonist of the millenary history [...]
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