Venice Journals

Venice the Jewel of the Adriatic

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A May 2009 trip to Venice by garymarsh6

Ponte di Rialto Photo, Venice, Italy More Photos
Quote: I was taken as a suprise for my birthday to the wonderful City of Venice. It was only a whistle stop trip and I immediately fell in love with this delightful city. I love it and I can not wait to go back again.

Cips club

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Restaurant | "A Meal with a View"

View from the private motor launch to Cipriani. Photo, Venice, Italy
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A meal with a view!Cips club at the Cipriani Venice.Cips club is an Al fresco restaurant at the exclusive 5* Cipriani hotel & Palazzo Vendramin on the tiny island of Giudecca, opposite St.Marks Square in Venice. The Cips club restaurant consists of two eating areas one inside and the other is on the water front on a wooden pontoon that is supposed to resemble the deck of a boat.To reach the hotel you are picked up from St. Marks square in a small private motor launch and taken across the bay to the hotel and after alighting at the landing stage you have to walk through the beautifully kept gardens of the hotel to the quay side area facing Venic...Read More

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Doge's Palace/Palazzo Ducale

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Attraction | "This Is Not a Dodgey Palace!"

Doge's Palace/Palazzo Ducale Photo, Venice, Italy
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Palazzo Ducale or the Doges palace.The Doge’s Palace is one of the most beautiful and famous palaces not only in Venice but in the world and is situated along the water front near St. Marks square next to the ornate Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark.The palace used to house the Doge of Venice who was a life long elected Duke elected by the aristocracy of Venice to oversee the running of Venice. He was a very powerful figure in the city and also acted as a magistrate. Once the duke was elected he had to live by law in the palace for the rest of his life until he died. The position of Duke goes back to 700 AD and the last Doge of Venice was Ludovico Manin who was forced to abdicate ...Read More

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Doge's Palace/Palazzo Ducale
Piazza San Marco
Venice, Italy 30124
+39 0415224951

Palace Scala Contarini del Bovolo

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Attraction | "The Snails House"

Palace Scala Contarini del Bovolo Photo, Venice, Italy
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The Palace Scala Contarini del Bovolo.The Scala Contarini del Bovolo is a small Palace in Venice which is hidden away up a small alley known as the Calle della Vida near the Campo Manin. It was the palace of the Contarini family eight of whom became the Doge of Venice. The original palace was designed by Giovanni Candi in 1499.The main attraction is the exceptionally unique staircase. The story goes that during the building of the palace which was near to completion the Contarini’s decided they wanted an extra staircase put in. This caused quite a headache for Giovanni Candi as it would have involved much work in trying to incorporate it into the palace.The Contarin...Read More

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Palace Scala Contarini del Bovolo

Venice, Italy

Ponte di Rialto

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Attraction | "The Beautiful Rialto Bridge"

Ponte di Rialto Photo, Venice, Italy
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The Rialto Bridge.Venice is a collection of small islands and in order to reach each of the islands small wooded bridges were built to help with crossing from one island to another. Apparently the wooden bridge that was originally built over the Grand Canal collapsed many times so a competition of famous architects was arranged to design a permanent bridge that would look beautiful and long lasting.The Rialto Bridge known in Italian as the Ponte Di Rialto is in the centre of Venice on the Grand Canal which is the main canal that snakes its way through the heart of Venice. It is one of the largest and busiest canals in the city and runs from near the Piazza San Marco to the lago...Read More

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Ponte di Rialto
Grand Canal
Venice, Italy 30124
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AL PONTE ANTICO HOTEL

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Hotel | "A 4 Star Hotel with 6 Star Service"

AL PONTE ANTICO HOTEL Photo, Venice, Italy
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Hotel Al Ponte Altico. Venice.The hotel Al Ponte Altico is a four star hotel in the centre of Venice. It is situated on the Grand Canal near the Rialto Bridge and has spectacular views of the bridge from the balcony.The hotel is part of a 15th century palace which has been lovingly restored by its current owner to its former glory. Each room is individually decorated in Louis XV period style elegance to a very high standard. There are only 9 rooms in the hotel which means that service is very personal and informal. The rooms contain the usual facilities such as minibar, Wi-Fi access, although we did not use it on this occasion, direct dial telephone, flat screen television and ...Read More

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AL PONTE ANTICO HOTEL
CALLE DELL ASEO CANNAREGIO5768
Venice, Italy 30131
00390270006455

Venice

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Attraction | "The City of Sighs"

Venice from the air. Photo, Italy, Europe
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After what was a fantastic flight to Venice with ample supplies of Champagne we arrived at Marco Polo international airport. Following which we had to get ourselves into Venice.From Venice airport there are a number of options to take you into Venice.1.The bus.2.A taxi which will only take you part of the way and drop you off near the station but then it would be quite a walk to the hotel or by connecting to the local water bus service serving the whole of Venice.3.A water bus known as Alilaguna which leaves directly from the airport into Venice via four different routes depending where you are staying. 13 Euros each way or 25 Euros return. All routes end or pass St...Read More

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