The Rialto Bridge

The Rialto Bridge, the oldest and most famous in the city, has always been one of the most crowded areas. In every moment of the day, in fact, you see crowds of people crossing it, photographing it and rummage among the adjacent souvenir shops. Together with the Accademia bridge, the Scalzi bridge and the Constitution …

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The Rialto Market

In this chapter we discuss one of the most characteristic and colorful areas of the whole island of Venezia, the Rialto Market. The island was known as Riva Alta, and could not fail to attract the first inhabitants of Venezia, who already in 810 decided that this was the ideal place for the markets. In …

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Ca’ Rezzonico Palace

Ca’ Rezzonico Palace is an authentic Venetian jewel, located in the Dorsoduro district, still preserves the main access, which was originally used on the Grand Canal. This splendid Baroque palace is not only one of the most decorated and visited in Venezia, but also one of the few on the Grand Canal to be open …

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The Ca’ d’Oro Palace

The Ca’ d’Oro Palace is one of the most beautiful buildings on the Grand Canal, located in the Cannaregio district and also the most representative building of the Venetian Gothic architecture of the city. This jewel was built for Marino Contarini in 1434, and still respects the desire of its owner. The richly decorated facade, …

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Cannaregio District

The Cannaregio District is the second of the city by size, and could become, thanks to its charm, your favorite district. The docks to the north overlook the islands of the lagoon, while to the south the district is closed by the wide curve of the Grand Canal. The name probably derives from the reeds …

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Dorsoduro District

Together with the Rialto area, the surface of the Dorsoduro District was the first to be settled, thanks to its much more stable soil than that of other more marshy neighboring islets. At Dorsoduro we can say that there’s really everything from works of art to nightlife. It’s a rich and fascinating district. The eastern …

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