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Grand Canal in Venice

Venice vacation guide

Venice isn’t just romantic. It isn’t just filled with art treasures. It doesn’t merely host an array of the finest architecture, villas and palaces. It is all this and more. Much, much more. St. Mark’s Basilica is just one example among so many. This church is the rival of St. Peter’s in Rome. Not as […]

The Doge’s Palace in Venice

The palace is located at one end of the Piazza San Marco and forms part of that impressive area in the heart of Venice. Despite fires, earthquakes, damage from Napoleon’s war machine and much more, it stands today as one of the premier symbols of this amazing city.

Grand Canal in Venice

A ride along the Grand Canal can easily be the highlight of a trip to Venice, and there are several ways to go about it. Gondola rides are ever popular, despite their somewhat high price. Groups up to six can board and split the price.

St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice

St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice was built in the late 11th century. The facade is essentially drawn from early Constantinople, lending the building its Byzantine appearance. There are literally hundreds of small areas that merit a look in St. Mark’s Basilica.