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5 Interesting Facts about the Doge’s Palace in Venice (Italy).

5 Interesting Facts about the Doge’s Palace in Venice

If anything that strikes our minds after hearing the name “Italy”, it is definitely Venice – a city where everything is shrouded in romance and intrigue. Doge’s Palace, in particular, is one of those places. 5 Interesting Facts about the Doge’s Palace in Venice Here are some interesting facts about it. 1. It exhibits Gothic […]

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Gondola Things to Do in Venice (Italy).

10 Things to Do in Venice

Lying on 117 small islands, Venice is an Italian haven for tourists, cradling 250,000 residents. I had the pleasure of visiting it last summer. Here’s my list. 10 Things to do in Venice 1. San Marco Cathedral and Square A perfect place to people-watch, San Marco square has three famous tourist sites, namely Doge’s Palace, […]

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San Giorgio Maggiorre Church From Afar (Venice, Italy).

Venice: Admiring San Giorgio Maggiore Church From Afar

A friend had suggested to visit San Giorgio Maggiore Church because the incredible view from its tower is much better than the one atop the San Marco Campanile. Well, that’s his point of view – and I can’t agree to that because I never had the time to visit it. All I could do was […]

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Basilica Santa Maria della Salute - Where 12 Titian Paintings Hang Inside (Venice, Italy).

Basilica Santa Maria della Salute – Where 12 Titian Paintings Hang Inside

Standing at the mouth of the Grand Canal, Basilica Santa Maria della Salute ‘s imposing Baroque structure looks like it guards the beautiful city of Venice. Its impressive dome was put in by the survivors of the plague. For their salvation, the city built the church as a dedication to Our Lady of Health/Deliverance (Salute). […]

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The Views From Rialto Bridge - The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Rialto Bridge – The Oldest Bridge in Venice

Rialto Bridge is the oldest bridge in Venice that connects San Marco and San Polo areas. It was first but in the 12th century and has been rebuilt so many times since then. There’s no doubt that Rialto Bridge is the most famous bridge and most photogenic of all 4 bridges in the Grand Canal. […]

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Views of Venice From the Accademia Bridge is Postcard Perfect! (Ponte dell' Accademia, Venice, Italy).

PHOTOS: Views of Venice From the Accademia Bridge is Postcard Perfect!

The views of Venice from the Accademia Bridge is postcard perfect! In fact, visit any souvenir shops in Venice and there’s a 100 percent chance that you’ll find the views of the Grand Canal from this bridge on the shelves. They’re not just in postcards but also in books, t-shirts, videos, fans, porcelains, hankies, posters, […]

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I Rode a Gondola in Venice and I Loved it! (Italy)

I Rode a Gondola in Venice and I Loved it!

I rode a gondola in Venice and I loved it! Yes, it’s a very touristy thing to do but you’d never fully experienced Venice if you’d pass up this experience. You’ve got to explore the city’s canals by taking a gondola tour! I can assure you that no matter how long the tour is, you’ll […]

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Basilica di San Marco Glitters in Gold (Venice, Italy).

Basilica di San Marco Glitters in Gold

In Venice, Basilica di San Marco glitters in gold. No, you won’t be able to see gold on its facade but wait until you see its interior. I’m not sure if they intended to have the interior a bit dark. Perhaps, it’s to emphasize the beaming gold that you’d see on the mosaics above and […]

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The Mosaics of San Marco Basilica (Venice, Italy).

Venice: The Mosaics of San Marco Basilica

These mosaics of San Marco Basilica are from 11-th century but they never lose their luster. They’re our windows to Byzantine arts. Be warned: you can’t take photos inside St. Mark’s Basilica. While there’s no entrance fee, the number of visitors allowed to get inside is controlled, limited. There’s usually a queue outside in the […]

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View of Venice from the Top of San Marco Campanile (Italy).

Cityscape: View of Venice from the Top of San Marco Campanile

The view of Venice from the top of San Marco campanile (St. Mark Bell Tower) at sunset is beyond mesmerizing. It’s magical! Looking down at the red-tiled roofs and a host of unique architectural designs, I had goosebumps that I’d remember forever. Yes, Venice is crowded with tourists and even on the campanile but seeing […]

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