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    Correr Museum - Venezia Autentica | Discover and Support the Authentic Venice -

    Correr Museum

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    The Museo Correr, past home to the Austrian Sovereigns and to the King of Italy, exhibits great collections narrating the history of Venice from the 13th to the 19th.

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    Palazzo Ducale Museum - Venezia Autentica | Discover and Support the Authentic Venice -

    Palazzo Ducale Museum

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    Residence of the Doge and house to the political bodies of the state, grand stairways, council halls, apartments and prisons were all fit into this complex yet efficient and beautiful building. Initially built in the 10th century in a byzantine style, the reconstruction started in 1340 with the creation of the “Sala del Maggior Consiglio”, or Great Council Hall, is a clear example of gothic architecture.

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    Giorgio Franchetti Gallery at Ca' d'Oro - Venezia Autentica | Discover and Support the Authentic Venice -

    Giorgio Franchetti Gallery at Ca’ d’Oro

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    The XV century Ca d’Oro Palace, hosts the Baron Franchetti collection: paintings of the Venetians, Tuscan and Flemmish school, as well as artifacts dating as far back as the XII century

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    Palazzo Grimani Museum - Venezia Autentica | Discover and Support the Authentic Venice -

    Palazzo Grimani Museum

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    This Palace, once house of the Doge Antonio Grimani, with its Roman-style courtyard and centre italian architecture make it a unique place in Venice. The museum exhbitis amazing sculptures and original pictorial wonders

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    The unsuspected story of a Secret Garden in Venice - Venezia Autentica | Discover and Support the Authentic Venice -

    The unsuspected story of a Secret Garden in Venice

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    The garden of Ca’ Morosini is now taken care of by Dominican nuns, but in the past this marvellous place in the heart of Venice had disappeared for almost 200 years!

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    3 times per year is how often you can see this 700 y.o Venice's altar masterpiece - Venezia Autentica | Discover and Support the Authentic Venice -

    3 times per year is how often you can see this 700 y.o Venice’s altar masterpiece

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    In the San Salvador Church, 1 minute away from the Rialto bridge, a precious treasure is ingeniously hidden: a centuries old silver and gold altarpiece of exquisite workmanship.

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    Al Mercà - Venezia Autentica | Discover and Support the Authentic Venice -

    Al Mercà

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    “Al Mercà” is probably the most popular bacaro for an aperitif in the Rialto area.

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    Coups were a concern in Venice. These letterboxes made it less so. - Venezia Autentica | Discover and Support the Authentic Venice -

    Coups were a concern in Venice. These letterboxes made it less so.

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    Since 1310, after the conspiracy of Bajamonte Tiepolo against the Doge Pietro Gradenigo and the Serenissima, different “boche de leon” were created for the citizens to press charges for multiple crimes, ranging from tax evasion to blasphemy or even conspiracies.

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    This statue in Rialto, Venice, was thought to have a pen-friend in Rome - Venezia Autentica | Discover and Support the Authentic Venice -

    This statue in Rialto, Venice, was thought to have a pen-friend in Rome

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    At the economic heart of the Republic of Venice, right after the Rialto bridge, can be found a statue of a crouching man supporting a small flight of steps.

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    The Rialto golden head which was meant to be seen and you didn't notice - Venezia Autentica | Discover and Support the Authentic Venice -

    The Rialto golden head which was meant to be seen and you didn’t notice

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    This is probably one of the most unseen in plain view details in Venice: la Testa d’Oro, or “Golden Head”.

    It is located 20m away from the Rialto Bridge, on the San Marco side, in a very busy area full of ‘banchetti’ (souvenir stands) and shops. Hanging 6m above the ground and overlooking a continuous flow of people, the bronze head often goes unnoticed.

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