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Mamma Mia! - It's Venice!

A June 2006 trip to Venice by Muted Prophet

The Grand Canal Photo, Venice, Italy More Photos
Quote: Canals, characters, and cuisine.

St. Mark's Square/Piazza San Marco

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Attraction | "Piazza San Marco"

The Grand Canal Photo, Venice, Italy
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Your experience in Venice is not truly complete without a visit to Piazza San Marco. For lovers of architecture, culture, history, water, fine dining, and endless shopping opportunities.Piazza San Marco is a short 15-minute walk from the train station. But make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as there are many bridges to cross. Even without a map, you can easily find this area - just follow the tourists. Or if that doesn't work for you, simply walk and ask the Venetians. Once you arrive to a certain point, there are signs and arrows providing you directions.Piazza San Marco is a HUGE open space of glorious architecture - too overwhelmingly beautiful to describe in mere words (ch...Read More

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St. Mark's Square/Piazza San Marco

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The Grand Canal

Attraction | "Gondola Ride"

The Grand Canal Photo, Venice, Italy
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To truly taste the city of Venice, a gondola is unmatchable! Though a bit pricey, if you take a ride during the day, it is more affordable. Rates depend on the gondolier and on the time of year. I rode a gondola during July (height of tourist season) and paid 150 euros for a 1-hour ride (that includes tip). But you cannot put a price on the experience! It was worth every euro.

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The Grand Canal
Through the Central Districts
Venice, Italy