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La Giudecca

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Address: Venice, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The picturesque island of Giudecca is home to the world-famous Hotel...

The picturesque island of Giudecca is home to the world-famous Hotel Cipriani.

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quieter but interesting

This is a great little island to take advantage of cheaper restaurants and at least two good hotels - and a women prison. Also a good place to take a breath and look over to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
jim m
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little island to take advantage of cheaper restaurants and at least two good hotels - and a women prison. Also a good place to take a breath and look over to Venice or watch boats/ships go by.

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Weston, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to stay with a lovely view of the city - wander the narrow walkways and enjoy the local flavor.

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

We did not get a chance to visit the island, but the views from the main island and the ferry boats were glorious.

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

We were recommended by our taxi driver from the airport as the area was supposedly full of traditional local cafe restaurants and bars. After hopping on the valpolletta crossing over to the island was a fun experience, but don't get off. Unfortunately it felt like the local council estate , clean tidy but really not a lot of character better... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

A small and nice island with few or no tourists. There is only 4 water bus stations far away from San Marco. There are not so many sightseeings, except from the cathedral, but there is a very enjoyable place. 1-2 hours are enough for it.

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Mulhouse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017

This island is very different, less busy and very intersting to visit. Old docks, small channels and different views of the laguna.

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Valencia, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

This is a slice of Venice that must not be missed. Explore the back calle. Take an aperitif on the waterfront and soak in the rhythms of a way of life!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

We stayed in an apartment on this tranquil island. Easy to get to by vaporetto it was a lovely place to retreat to after a busy day seeing the sights. There is a Hilton here and other places to eat even in the winter. There are also places to get food and drink if you stay in an apartment.

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Perchtoldsdorf, Österreich
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017

Built in 1577 by the famous Venetian architect Andrea Palladio Basilica del Redentore (The Saviour) is located on Guidecca Island opposite San Marco. The curch contains artworks by Tintoretto and Veronese. "Jesus The Saviour" shall recommendate the end of the Black Death killing almost one third of the popupation. Recommended to visit. Take vaporetto line 2 Exit "Redentore".

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

On our last day in Venice we took a guided tour of the Basilica di San Marco and the Choistro di Sant'Apollonia. When we finished our tour we emerged into the massive early afternoon crowds on the Piazza San Marco. As a respite from those crowds we decided to hop on a vaporetto for the short ride across the Grand... More 

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Giudecca is a retreat for Venetians away from the crowds. Symbolically, six metal teeth represent Venice’s six sestieri (districts); the seventh, Guidecca, points away from the others – part of Dorsoduro, but separated by the Giudecca Canal. Giudecca evolved from a center of shipyards and factories to a quiet residential area with a sprinkling of restaurants and bars. The majestic harmonious Redentore church stands as thanks for delivering Venice from the plague, hosting an annual heartfelt festival.
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