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Visit Venice

Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. Busy statisticians have counted more than 400 bridges which help to cross around 150 canals and connect over 100 islands. Some are unnamed, others inconspicuous. Some are specially important in terms of traffic or cultural history, others are famous as meeting places or photographic motifs.

Tourist favorites in Venice

Doge's Palace

The Doge's Palace (Italian: Palazzo Ducale) is a masterpiece palace built in Venetian Gothic style, and one of the main landmarks of the city. Founded in 14th and 15th century, the castle, one of the most famous Vienna's cultural symbol, was the residence of the Doge, the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice, opening as a museum in 1923. Today, Palazzo Ducale is one of the 11 museums run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. At the back of Doge's royal building showing the greatness of Venice stands St. Mark's Basilica .
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The Scuola Grande di San Rocco

The Scuola Grande di San Rocco is a significant building, erected in 1478 by a group of wealthy Venetian citizens. The building takes its name from the nearby church of San Rocco. Completed only in 1560, the building was adorned with the paintings by the painter Tintoretto, created from 1564 to 1587.
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La Fenice

Teatro La Fenice is an opera house. It is one of the most famous theatres in Europe, the site of many famous operatic premieres. Its name reflects its role in permitting an opera company to "rise from the ashes" despite losing the use of two theatres (to fire and legal problems respectively). Since opening and being named La Fenice, it has burned and been rebuilt twice more.
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Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

The Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, usually just called the Frari, is one of the greatest churches in the city, and one of top must-visit attractions in Venice. It stands on the Campo dei Frari at the heart of the San Polo district. The imposing edifice is built of brick, and is one of the city's three notable churches built in the Italian Gothic style. The church is best known for being home of numerous masterpieces of Venetian Renaissance art, notably Giovanni Bellini's triptych "Madonna and Child with Saints," and the "Pesaro Madonna" by Titian, who is buried in the church.
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Grand Canal

The Grand Canal, lined with great Renaissance palaces, forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. Public transport is provided by water buses and private water taxis, and many tourists explore the canal by gondola. At one end, the canal leads into the lagoon near the Santa Lucia railway station and the other end leads into Saint Mark Basin; in between, it makes a large reverse-S shape through the central districts (sestieri) of Venice.
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Great hotels in Venice

Hotel Locanda al Leon

Locanda Al Leon enjoys an excellent position in the historic centre of Venice, within walking distance of Piazza San Marco, the Ducal Palace and the Rialto bridge. The property is housed in a fully air conditioned 15th century building, which combines modern conveniences with the typical furnishings and decorations of an ancient Venetian home. You will find comfortable accommodations and a cosy atmosphere, right in the heart of this charming, unrivalled city. Official Classification of the Provincia di Venezia (administrative authority): Town House Suites 1st Category. Due to the tipology and the level of services offered, Venere.com compares the property to a 3 star Hotel.

Al Gallo

Hotel Al Gallo enjoys a convenient location in Venice, only 5 minutes on foot from Piazzale Roma, 10 minutes from Santa Lucia railway station and 15 minutes from the Rialto bridge. It is a 14th century fully air-conditioned building, featuring typical Venetian decoration and a cosy atmosphere.

Ca' delle Acque

Ca' delle Acque bed and breakfast is a welcoming, very centrally and conveniently located Venice accommodation, just a stone's throw from St Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. The youthful, dynamic atmosphere, warm hospitality and pleasant, informal surroundings make it the ideal place for an enjoyable, romantic holiday in the most beautiful city in the world. The bed and breakfast's owners are here to meet all your needs in order to make your stay a truly plesant one. On arrival, you will receive a very useful city map and numerous useful suggestions on places, restaurants, exhibitions and shows worth seeing. Moreover, all our guests can enjoy a free guided tour around one of the famous glass factories on the island of Murano.

Al Campaniel

AL CAMPANIEL is a small Guest House located a few meters from Campo San Toma'', near Campo dei Frari, famous for its majestic church and bell tower and the ''Scuola di San Rocco'' with its Tintoretto paintings and a minute from the vaporetto (water bus) stop on the Grand Canal, 10 minutes walking from Rialto bridge and 20 minutes from San Marco square.

Graspo de Ua

Located in the city center, Graspo de Ua is a hotel in the area of Venice City Center, Venice. There are a number of attractions nearby such as Rialto Bridge, St. Mark's Basilica and St Mark's Campanile. Also close by are Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo and Ca' d'Oro. This Venice hotel offers air conditioning in public areas, currency exchange and an elevator (lift). Guests can also enjoy drinks as there is a bar/lounge. Wireless Internet access is available for a fee.

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