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  • RichardS069
    Melbourne, Australia201 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the Secret Itinerary Tour which takes you through the old prisons and the Administrative rooms. This was booked directly and went for an hour. Our tour guide Aurora was fabulous, she really knew how to bring the stories to life. We saw the prison cells the poor were in and the ones the richer were put in including Casanova’s cells. Afterwards we were able to see the Palace by ourselves and walk through the bridge of sighs to the new prisons. The guide said Napoleon closed the older prisons we saw on the tour.
    We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and highly recommend
    Written June 14, 2024
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  • Niamh L
    20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very beautiful inside, especially because of the mosaics which cover the entire inside of the basilica. Definitely don't miss the museum upstairs as you get wonderful views of the piazza.

    I'm in two minds about whether pre-booking your visit is the best way to go. When we tried to book, it was all full so we had to stand in the queue in order to get in. We arrived at about 9:20 and made it inside at 10ish. Majority of the queue was in the shade whereas the pre-booked tickets line was in the sun and there was still a queue to get in. Cost of pre-booking for just the basilica is 6€ each whereas it is only 3€ per person on the day. By the time we got out, about 11ish, the queue was considerably shorter so might be worth going later in the day.
    Written June 9, 2024
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  • travelbob1
    New Windsor, NY1,134 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We ended up using our time here doing a walk around studying the many architectural details that make up the buildings in this Piazza. And it is not only what you see that borders the Piazza. There are many side streets / alleys that allowed us to get away from the crowds and sun to admire the workmanship and attempt to interpret some of the "stories" behind the sculptures.
    Fortunately, we brought our binoculars and took in the details above us. We realized we had run out of time to go inside. My suggestion, you can spend an entire day taking in the exterior and interior of these buildings.
    Written June 16, 2024
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  • Andrea H
    Plymouth, UK150 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a trip to the top for some lovely views over Venice. There is a lift up and down so getting to the top is easy. I would recommend booking in advance as this allows you to skip any queue. The ticket gives you a half hour slot to visit so you are not tied to a specific time. We booked our ticket for a short while after our tour of the palace and basilica. You are able to spend as long as you want at the top so there is no rush.
    Written June 4, 2024
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  • Cricketdad
    Wigan, UK790 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A bit daft and very busy. Nothing much to see but a great photo opportunity and superb views of the canals. Liked it a lot..
    Written June 3, 2024
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  • travelbob1
    New Windsor, NY1,134 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just as you exit the train station turn left and walk down the narrow street, Rio Terra Lista di Spagna, where you will find shops, restaurants and many hotels and BBs. This was the perfect place to stay for access to the many vaporetto routes, the bridge into Santa Croce and beyond. Plus you don't need to cross any bridges to get to some of the accommodations with your luggage.
    The neighborhood continues into a large, spacious campo ( square) and the community known as the Jewish Ghetto. The area is filled with many cafes and eateries that line the smaller canals, popular in the late afternoon and evening.
    Well worth a visit with wonderful design, fewer tourists and more local residents.
    Written June 17, 2024
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  • Bill F
    Overland Park, KS761 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a church, but it is more like a mueum with all of the art work and sculptures. Use the RIck Steve's audio tour (free download) to get a great guide of the place.
    Written June 17, 2024
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  • Laurene M
    San Francisco, CA389 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We recommend Visiting this beautiful building showing a multitude of Tintoretto’s paintings, many of them in the high ceilings of the two floors. Mirrors are supplied to help visitors see the ceiling paintings. The Scuola was a fraternal organization, dedicated to charity and Tintoretto was known for volunteering his work to the organization. There’s also a movie on how experts renovate old paintings like the ones in this building.
    Written May 3, 2024
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  • Sally D
    Derry, NH3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see art collection. Every room filled with greatness. Plus the house is amazing! Don’t miss this treasure that is easy to access on the grand canal
    Written June 8, 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,517 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An important religious building in this part of the city. You can get a very good look at it from the canal. One of many important sites we saw on our day exploring.
    Written June 5, 2024
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  • Michael E
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is great art here and the Disney visitors across the canal miss this.

    Learn the whole history of Venetian painting at L'Accademia!!!

    Then visit Scuola di San Rocco (Tintoretto frescoes), Ca Rezzonico (Tiepolo), Santa Marie della Salute (Marriage at Cana by Tintoretto, Saint Mark Enthroned by Titian)

    The churches of Venice are loaded with Renaissance masterpieces

    Finish with Guggenheim Modern Art

    Start EARLY. Take your time. Try to stay overnight.
    Written March 28, 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,517 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The extremely famous bridge crossing the Canal. A must-do on your tour of the city because of the views from on top, as well as the lovely bridge design. You will find huge crowds of tourists around.
    Written June 6, 2024
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  • Laurene M
    San Francisco, CA389 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In an updated, modernized, Casa on the grand Canal, beautiful artwork by Italian greats such Tiepolo, Longhi, Canaletto, and Lazzarini are displayed. We enjoyed the exhibits which focused to a large extent on Venice itself. We can appreciate how prosperous the city was as a shipping center for the Mediterranean.

    We also enjoyed the café, which had seats right on the canal for reasonably priced snacks.
    Written May 3, 2024
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  • RIBeachbumgirl50
    Westerly, RI93 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    !!!! Have not gone yet. Wanted to verify visiting hours so we would be able to see all of this beautiful church. See photo.
    Written April 9, 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,517 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You will find this lovely old building right on the main Piazza. It displays a beautifully-designed old clock and the tower is above most of the buildings on the Piazza. Be prepared for crowds of tourists.
    Written June 7, 2024
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