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Out And About In Venice
It's always Venice that you guys often look upon for beauty, love, and romance. It's the city that is always inviting you unspeakable beauties, love, and romance hidden in her bosom.

Venice seems to be city with celestial affinities. It is the city of decorated palaces, peaceful churches, momentous museums and galleries, shimmering islands and finest dwellings. It's a fairy tale city with watery avenues, gorgeous gondolas, beautiful bridges, and fantastic aromas.

Piazza San Marco, often known as St Mark's Square, is the heart of Venice. Founded in the 9th century, Piazza San Marco is the place for lots of Venice's festivals. You can see a number of beautiful and historical monuments at this crucial and strategical area.

Accademia Gallery offers you wide collections of historical and artistic things from the amplest collection of Venetian art. Here, you can see the art collections from the 14th to the 18th century.

Grand Canal is the "finest waterway in the world." Lined by magnificent old buildings, Grand Canal starts from the lagoon, and ends at the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, near Piazza San Marco. The canal has three bridges including the Ponte dei Scalzi, the Ponte dell'Accademia and the covered Rialto Bridge.

And, without taking a Gondola ride, your Venice tour will be incomplete. You can enjoy the real beauty of Venice via gondolas. You can find gondoliers in all places in Venice.

Doge's Palace (Italian Palazzo Ducale di Venezia) is a huge civic building that was once the official home of the 'Doge,' the ruler of Venice and the seat of government for the Venetian Republic.

Santa Maria Della Salute is the ornamental and unique church that lies between the Grand Canal and the Bacino di San Marco. Here, you can visit the art gallery attached to the church to see some outstanding works by Tintoretto and Titian. Venice is also the home to the worlds oldest Jewish Ghetto. It was constituted by the Venice' Ruling Council in 1516.

Rialto Market is the daily fruit and vegetable market of Rialto. It is a lively place to watch the active buyers of daily produce. It is even more vibrant during Festival time when the booth or stall holders wear fancy clothes.

Bridge of Sighs is one of the well-known artifacts in Venice. The bridge connects Doges' Palace and Prigioni Nuove (the New Prisons). It was built in the first decade of the 17th century. It is work of Antonio Contin.

Murano Island is made up of smaller islands linked by bridges. It is recognized throughout the world for its glasswork. Murano was the major glass manufacturer in Europe. There is also a Glass Museum (Museo Vetraio) that you can visit.

Goldoni's Theatre is the historic and attractive theatre located between Rialto's Bridge and St. Mark's Square. This theatre is devoted to the well-known comedy writer Carlo Goldoni.
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