"Venezia....a romantic city" Venice by Polly74

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"Without streets and vehicles, the uproar of wheels, the brutality of horses, and with its little winding ways where people crowd together, where voices sound as in the corridors of a house where the human step circulates as if it skirted the angles of furniture and shoes never wear out, the place has the character of an immense collective apartment, in which Piazza San Marco is the most adorned corner".

Henry James, The Aspern Papers

Venice is a wonderful city and you can easily walk around it to visit it.
Distances are short: get a map of the city, but don’t bother to get “lost” in the back streets, bridges and campi (squares) that make up the real Venice..
Yellow signs, usually on the wall of a corner building, will direct you to the major spots. Keep right when walking in the city street. Never stop on bridges.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Romantic atmosphere
  • Cons:Very expensive...except in winter time
  • In a nutshell:To visit!
  • Last visit to Venice: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated Dec 21, 2004
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  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2012 at 2:05 AM

    Good page.

    Ciao!

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2006 at 4:00 AM

    Ciao Paola!!!! Venice is one of my favourite city in Italy!!! I just love it and the walking tour is simply wonderful. :-) Great page and tips.

  • lou31's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2005 at 6:02 AM

    Lovely photos and great tips...Oh dear maybe I should go to Venice...decisions, decisions! Thanks for sharing...

  • neilward's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2005 at 4:19 AM

    Excellent tips and photos of a beautiful city,going there again in Jan,cant wait.Went again in Jan,love the place

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2005 at 5:44 AM

    Excellent page! Lots of helpful advice and tips. Lovely photos. Would love to visit Venice and your page makes it look so charming.

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2005 at 12:02 PM

    loverly page on Venice

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2004 at 2:24 PM

    I missed the Ca d'Oro, I'll definitely have to see that next time! You mention a lot of places here I haven't seen on other people's Venice pages.

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