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INSIDE THE PALAZZO DUCALE: HISTORY OF 8 UNMISSABLE POINTS

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The Palazzo Ducale have some many things to see that you’d take one entire day to see the whole Palace (1 day without the secret parts!). If you want to discover the best parts of the Palazzo Ducale, just look here below, we have written the 8 points that, for its political, historical and artistic…

Palazzo Ducale Tour – History

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The Palazzo Ducale, in Piazza San Marco, is the main attraction of Venice with more than 2 million of visitors every year. A must-do to discover the splendor and richness of the ancient Republic of Venice. Inside the Palace there are some of the most important Italian artworks as “the Paradise” by Tintoretto or many masterpieces…

Scuola San Marco, Basilica SS Giovanni e Paolo, Monumento Colleoni

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Scuola Grande di San Marco Ruskin called the mesmerizing façade of the Scuola Grande di San Marco ‘the most refined building in Venice’. The choice of bright marbles, spotted with porphyry red medallions, give a sense of serenity and calm; which is in contrast with the monochrome brick-façade of the Church next to it. There…

GESUITI, SANTI APOSTOLI, MARCO POLO’S HOME

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The story of this campo began around a thousand years ago, when the Crusades were started. Many of the crusaders came back with all sorts of battle wounds and injurie. Therefore, an association of monks was formed, whose job it was to take care of the veterans. The big building to the right and those…

SAN GEREMIA, GHETTO

San Geremia church and Palazzo Labia in Venice view from Canal Grande

The church of san Geremia currently hosts the body of Santa Lucia, after the church dedicated to her was destroyed to make room for the train station. The square became a popular venue for the bull-chase, which was introduced by the Spanish ambassador, who lived only a few steps from here. The big white baroque…

CAMPO DELLA MADDALENA

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Campo della Maddalena is one of Venice’s most intriguing spots, where so many colors glimmer off the water and the windows in an otherwise perfectly still environment. Aside from the gleams and the lights, this campo is a charming tangle of clashing angles and lines, all responding to real urban problems. Since the campo was…

CAMPO DEI MORI, MADONNA DELL’ORTO

Campo dei Mori

Campo dei Mori is named after the presence of four 14th century statues in Istrian Stone, inserted in the wall of the houses. The statues depict three brothers and their servant, who came from the Morea, this led the venetians to call them the Moors, not so much for the color of the skin, as…

SAN GIORGIO DEI GRECI, SCUOLA DI SAN GIORGIO DEGLI SCHIAVONI, CHIESA DELLA PIETÀ

Venise-Greci

San Giorgio dei Greci Venice’s history is inexorably linked with Constantinople, after the 4th crusade, which was an excuse for Venice to pilfer the most valuable treasures and booty from Constantinople, the Byzantine empire began to crumble, and many Greeks emigrated west. The Greek community preserved their language, religion and traditions; and soon the Venice…

Best Venice Self-Guided Walking Tours

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When we say everyone has to visit Venice at least once in their lives, we know it’s true. And everyone who has visited Venice knows they would like to go back and see it again. The amount of stuff to see, crammed together in a city which is itself a must-see tourist attraction, make Venice…