THINGS TO DO AND SEE

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    Rio dei Carmini in Dorsoduro, and Chiesa di San Raffaele

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    The ultimate guide of the top 10 things to do and see in Venice, Italy

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    View from the Terrace on top of the Fontego dei Tedeschi in Venice, Italy

    Fontego dei Tedeschi

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    Venice, Italy, Panoramic View: The Fontego dei Tedeschi’s terrace offers a great view on Venice and the Grand Canal

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    Merletto centerpiece at the Burano Lace Museum

    Burano Lace Museum

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    Thanks to the work of the Adriana Marcello Foundation, in 1978, the Venice city council founded the “Consortium for Burano Lace”, to revive and re-evaluate the ancient art of the Merletto di Burano, or Burano Lace. After ordering and cataloguing historical documents and drawings, the Lace Museum was opened in the building which had been Burano Lace school from 1872 to 1970.

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    Restored Murano Glass Chandelier in the Museum of Glass in Murano Venice

    Murano Glass Museum

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    Originally a patrician’s palace in typical Flamboyant Gothic style, in 1659 it became the residence of Bishop Marco Giustinian who later bought and donated the property to the Torcello diocese. In 1805 the Torcello diocese was abolished, and the palace became Murano’s town hall. The museum was created in 1861 and was housed on the first floor, but the rapid growth of the collection lead the museum to occupy the whole building. Since 1923, when Murano was annexed to Venice, the museum became part of the Venice Civic Museums.

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    Torcello’s bell tower

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    Due to the continuous arrivals of people from Altino, fleeing the barbarian invasions, the Eastern Roman Empire ordered the construction of a cathedral in 639. This cathedral, which still exists in its original form since almost 1400 years, is one of the most ancient religious edifices in the Veneto and an example of Venetian-Byzantine architecture. Inside of the church, it is also possible to admire the most antique mosaics of all the venetian area.

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    Scala Contarini del Bovolo

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    Very well hidden and known only to few, this one-of-a-kind stairway known as “Scala Contarini del Bovolo”, or Contarini’s snail-shell stairway, leads to an arcade which provides an impressive 270° view of Venice’s rooftops, Saint Mark’s Basilica and bell tower and of the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

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    Saint Mark’s Bell Tower

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    First built in the 9th century, it was used as a watch tower and lighthouse for the dock which was in the position where now is the Piazzetta.

    Since the sixteenth century, the bell tower measures 98,6m in height, making it the tallest building in Venice.

    In over a thousand years of existence, the campanile was struck by lightning several times because of its height, and it was severely damaged on 10 occasions, the last of which in 1762. Since 1772 the bell tower has a lightning conductor.

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    San Giorgio’s Bell Tower

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    If you dream of seeing Venice from a privileged position, ther’s no need to get on a cruise ship! Instead get a water bus at San Zaccaria and get off at San Giorgo. You’ll have the chance to see yet another masterpiece of Venetian architecture and to go on top of the bell tower (ticket cost is 6€) to admire Venice and especially the Saint Mark’s area from a unique perspective.

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    Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

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    Measuring 102m in lenght, 48m in width and 28m in height, this church is one of the two biggest in Venice, and the most important and known church of the San Polo district.

    Started being built in 1250, but was not completed until 1396. Today it hosts 17 monumental altars and multiple masterpieces, including works by Bellini, Donatello and 2 pieces by Tiziano, of which one is the greatest altarpiece in Venice.

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