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Laguna di Venezia

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San Marco
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Address: Venice, Italy

Many famous and fascinating islands can be found on this large body of...

Many famous and fascinating islands can be found on this large body of water located between Venice and the Adriatic Sea.

Murano, Burano, Torcello

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This IS Venice

The water, the water traffic, the islands and the buildings rising against the sky. Beautiful. TA doesn't like one to be brief!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The water, the water traffic, the islands and the buildings rising against the sky. Beautiful. TA doesn't like one to be brief!

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful blue all around with stunning views of Venice! Definitely an enjoyable backdrop when journeying out to see Murano island. Just adds to the anticipation!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made use of the 24 hour water bus pass whilst in Venice to see the Grand Canal as well as Murano and Burano. Gives a very good overview of the lagoon and the various islands, and much cheaper than arranging private transport.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love everything about my trip to Venice! This lagoon is full of life, and full of beauty. Make sure to gaze out onto the blue and everything next to it for as long as you can!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

I recommend doing the Gondola Ride early in the morning to avoid the summer heat, long waits, and too much water traffic.

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

We used this as our taxi to and from the airport. It did take an hour to get to and from Lido but the sights are breathtaking and worth every minute. There's something about cruising around on a boat that just makes everything look so great.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

It is worth taking a water bus around the lagoon etc. and seeing the siights from a different perspective and also a bit of how the locals act outside the real tourist areas.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

It's big and wet and brackish and pretty and you will cream your jeans the first time you see it cuz it's real purity

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Romantique Laguna, fisher boats,, Vaporetta, Warertaxis, locations of boats to visit the islands, Murano, Burano, Erasme gardens, you must have a destination .

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

If you have never been to Venice before your stunned at the size of the area, must larger than I had expected. The boat ride is longer than one expects partly due to the speed restrictions, and the multiple stops the water taxi's make. But it's breathtaking to look around you and wonder what it was like centuries ago

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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