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Venice How can one of the most romantic cities in the world amaze even experienced travelers? Most probably, beautiful canals and rides in beautifully decorated gondolas are not enough. However, do not hurry to decline an opportunity to enjoy an exciting ride on Venice canals. There is a wonderful motor boat renting station on Canarreggio Street, building 331. The price of renting a private boat is nearly 30 euro per hour. Given that some boats are up for 6 people, the renting fee is not just attractive – it’s an incredibly generous offer. Naturally, all clients of the renting company need to prove they know how to ride a motor boat. There must be at least one “shipmaster” who can handle this task.
Santa Maria della Salute, San Pietro di Castello, Santa Maria Formosa, Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Gesuati, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Venice … Open
If you prefer walking to water-based activities, don’t forget to find the narrowest streets of Venice. Ramo Ca Zusto and Calle Varisco are considered the leaders in this category. The width of the latter one is only 53 centimeters, so if you want to slip between tall old buildings, make sure no one is moving into your direction from the opposite side of the street. Otherwise, you might need to go back in the middle of your way – there’s not enough space for two people to pass each other on the narrowest street in Venice.
If you think that you’re well-aware of all important religious landmarks of Venice, you might be mistaken. Travelers keen on art will find it very interesting to visit the ancient church of San Fantin . It’s incredibly interesting not only because of its old façade, but also because of an installation, Post-vs-Proto-Renaissance, exhibited there. The author of the installation is Oksana Mas, a famous modern artist. Post-vs-Proto-Renaissance consists of 13,000 wooden Easter eggs, each of which is hand painted. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Without a doubt, Gardaland remains the most famous and popular destination for families with children in Venice. It’s a large amusement park that is open not far from Garda Lake. … Open
The picturesque Burano quarter is a no less interesting place for walking. It is located on islands, so there has never been a single car there. You will not face endless tourists as well, so it’s possible to enjoy an unhurried walk along canals, observe boats of local people docked nearby, and admire charming small houses with facades painted in all colors of the rainbow. The most attentive travelers will find several homerun restaurants that offer excellent fish dishes at affordable rates.

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Venice, Italy If you enjoy walking in unusual shops, don’t forget to visit Libreria Acqua Alta . The shop consists of several halls. Upon entering, it’s simple to understand why Libreria Acqua Alta is often called “the most beautiful bookstore in the world”. One can hardly find one more shop in the world that stores its goods in a giant gondola! As there are not enough gondolas to keep all books, in different halls books are carefully put into an old bathtub, on old armchairs and massive wooden tables. At a glance, it’s hard to understand that you’re in an ordinary bookstore. Libreria Acqua Alta is reminiscent of an antiquity store or a history museum.
Photogallery of Libreria Acqua Alta:
Venice is famous for its magnificent national holidays. Every year Carnival of Venice alone attracts thousands of enthusiastic visitors from all over the world. The carnival was held in 1296 … Open
If you’re keen on mystical stories, don’t forget to visit the small and secluded island of Isola di San Servolo . Several hundred years ago, an asylum was open there. The mental health clinic was operating until 1978. According to the official data, many patients became victims of devastating experiments. Locals claim that ghosts of those patients still live in the old building of the asylum. Skeptical travelers can head there and prove that doubtful fact themselves.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Venice
♥   Restaurant 'Vini da Gigio' VENEZIA. Type - Regional cuisine. 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Ai Mercanti' VENEZIA. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Bistrot de Venise' VENEZIA. Type - Venetian. 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Club del Doge' VENEZIA. Type - Classic cuisine. 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Caravella' Venezia. Type - Venetian. 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Venice
♥   Castle 'Residenza Il Castello' Fivizzano, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fortress of Sant’Andrea' Itri, 4.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Forte di Sant’Andrea' Venezia, 4.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Roncade' Roncade, 21.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rocca dei Tempesta' Noale, 23.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Venice and around
♥   Art museum 'Museo Fortuny' Venice, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Ca Rezzonico' Venice, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Ca d Oro' Venice, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Gallerie dell Accademia' Venice, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Peggy Guggenheim Collection' Venice, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Venice
♥   Palace 'Ca’ Foscari' , 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Labia' , 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Grassi' , 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Ca’ Rezzonico' , 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Malipiero' , 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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