Things to do in Venice

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One of the most exciting and rewarding things to do during your Venice vacation is walk around and get lost in the many calle's (alleys) and campo's (squares). Getting lost will inevitably lead to so many interesting Venice activities, you just might forget about the list of things to do you created in your Venice hotel the night before. All parts of Venice are equally beautiful (and many are serene) so check them out before heading to the crowded (but well worth the visit) Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square) area. Of course, taking a ride in a gondola is one of the main attractions of Venice, but they tend to be very expensive ( www.actv.it). So please brush up on your bargaining skills before setting out on your trip to Venice.

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The Ruyi: gaming Venice

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H-play is an Italian company which uses game as a medium for experience, discovering and socialisation. We're working at "The Ruyi Venice Act" a project for launching a new touristic itinerary through the city of Venice: it's something like a treasure hunt , so to speak. Every participant will be provided by a special coded guide-book; by leaving one's own cell-phone number each tourist will receive every cue for the game, step by step. Technology in the service of cultural tourism and fun, this is what the whole thing is about. In this time w're working to the beta period. more..

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Italian Food Shopping

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I tre Mercanti, Ponte della Guerra near San Marco Square In this shop you will find the best italian food from all over the country, more than 100 sauces for pasta and over 100 different italian wines chose from the best wineyards. Huge selection of olive oil from all the regions, Balsamic Vinegar up to 50 years old. Truffle paradise from white to black truffles, whole and in paste. English and French spoken, they deliver all over the world. Some important tip on buying food in venice: Coloured pasta is not a traditional italian or venetian food, only tourists buy it, an more..

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tel:+39041522290
url:www.itremercanti.it
address:Castello 5364 - 30122 - Venezia
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The Grand Canal

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Grand views, galleries, museums, and beautiful Venetian Gothic style palaces -- these are just a few of the sights visitors will see while floating down the Grand Canal in a vaporetto (Venice waterbus). Another way to explore the Grand Canal is by Gondola or motorboat. The Grand Canal begins at Piazetta San Marco and ends at the rail station. www.raileurope.com

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Lido Island

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This 11-mile long sandbar has two large public beaches as well as hotels, shops, and restaurants. The beaches and this area of the Adriatic Sea are clean and the water is warm. Swimming is safe enough for small children. Other areas of the island comprise private beaches, three settlements, and roughly 20,000 lucky residents. Lido is also home to the Venice Film Festival, which takes place during the first week of September and it is also home to the only golf course in Venice - The Venice Golf Club ( www.circologolfvenezia.it). To get to Lido, you will find many water more..

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address:Lido Tourist Office: Gran Viale 6

The Giardinetti Reali (The Royal Gardens)

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The Venice Royal Gardens are only around one acre. Although small, the gardens are the perfect place to relax or take a stroll. The park features gorgeous landscaping, colorful flowerbeds, plenty of foliage, and a good number of benches for sitting and reflecting on the days unforgettable activities. The Royal Gardens are located between St. Mark's Square and the water. The gardens are open to the public and admission is free. And If you go you and your Family will never forget it.

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The Venice Golf Club

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Lido is home to the only golf course in Venice - The Venice Golf Club (www.circologolfvenezia.it). Other highlights inlcude: the Grand Hotel des Bains, the Venice Casino, and the Grand Hotel Excelsior. To get to Lido, you will find many water buses that service the island. From Venice, take the 1, 6, 11, 52 or 82.

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tel:+39 041 731333
url:www.circologolfvenezia.it
address:Indirizzo: Strada Vecchia, 1, 30126 - Alberoni, Lido di Venezia (VE)
email:info@circologolfvenezia.it

Venice International Film Festival

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If your Venice vacation happens to take place between late August-early September, you absolutely must spend a day at the Venice Film Festival. Second only to Cannes, The Venice Film Festival features showings between 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in areas throughout the Palazzo del Cinema on the Lido.

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tel:+39 041 5218711
url:www.labiennale.org
address:Venice Film Festival, the La Biennale Office, Ca Giustinian

Museo Storico Navale (Naval History Museum)

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Some of the most interesting items are on display at Museo Storico Navale such as a lavish gondola that belonged to Peggy Guggenheim and several sheds where several historic barges are displayed. The Museum has three floors. The first contains a collection of Second World War torpedoes and artillery pieces as well as a 16th century frieze by Fernando Bertelli. The second floor contains a collection of model ships and it is also dedicated to naval hero Admiral Morosini. The third floor houses several decorative 17th and 18th century gondola prows as well as large collection of more..

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tel:+39 041 5200276
address:Campo San Biago, Castello 2148

Palazzo Pisani

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Located between the Bridge of Rialto and the Ca'Foscari's vault, Palazzo Pisani stands at one of the most beautiful points along the Grand Canal. The architecture is significant, due in part, to the palace’s façade, which features two levels of Gothic mulliones windows. Inside, Baroque decoration can be found throughout by the best Venetian artists of the XVIIIth Century such as Giuseppe Angeli, Gaspere Diziani, Giambattista Tiepoloi, and Jacopo Guarana. Other points of interest include the grand staircase, antique furnishings, and the palace's art collections.

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