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  • deanbpjs
    Eastbourne, UK326 contributions
    If you visit Venice you can’t miss this.
    One of the top reasons to visit the city is St Mark’s Square and the Basilica and the Doge’s Palace.

    You could just marvel at the stunning externals. Which to be fair I was tempted. But then I though I’d throw caution to the wind and pay the €30 each entry. And it was €60 of the best Euros I think I’ve ever spent.

    I knew it was going to be breathtaking but I was t prepared for what I saw and felt inside.

    If you like architecture then that alone would be reason to see inside the courtyard and you could leave happy.

    But then if you like rennaisance art then this is going to blow you away. Once you get into the palace state rooms, every inch is covered in some of the most stunning pieces of art I’ve seen. And with so many masterpieces from some of the masters such as Tintoretto all in once place it’s almost overwhelming. At one point ‘I had something in my eye’!

    And then the Bridge of Sighs over to the prisons.
    Ok. So this was a bit different. It’s interesting and important to do to get the full story.
    The inside of the bridge is nothing in comparison to the external and the prisons are dank and small. The thing I left with was thinking back to how things were back in the mid 16th century where there was such a juxtaposition of breathtaking beauty and absolute barbarism.

    Overall. 100% worth every Euro
    Written February 21, 2024
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  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia50,291 contributions
    St Mark’s Basilica located in St Marks Square, dates back to the 9th century . It has been dedicated to St Mark the Evangelist, the patron saint of Venice.

    The Basilica was built to guard St Mark's relics, which were stolen in Egypt. The Basilica is famous for the dominance of golden mosaics.

    Its really a must visit site in Venice.

    Do also visit the Bell Tower as the views are spectacular.
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • deanbpjs
    Eastbourne, UK326 contributions
    This was well worth the visit. It’s actually not that old and there’s not much inside. BUT the view from the top is worth every Euro of the €10 cost.

    We got to Piazza San Marco for 8:30 in the morning before the queues and crowds built up. That’s the first tip. Avoid the crush and be there before opening. We waited half an hour to beat the rush and were 3rd in the queue. By the time it opened the queue stretched across the square half way back to the waterfront

    So on to the view. If you like views then this is your must-do if visiting Venice. The panorama is stunning

    There’s an elevator and you can’t walk up (so that’s good - both from a still being able to breathe point of view; but also from a crowd management at the top perspective). Considering the numbers waiting, the top of the tower wasn’t over crowded and unpleasant

    And that’s all there is to it really. Views = amazing (see the pics)!
    Written February 21, 2024
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  • John P
    Melbourne, Australia1,191 contributions
    There is so much to see in Venice that some places fall through the cracks, no reason why you don’t visit, you just don’t get round to it this trip! Well this Scuola was in that category for me! What a goose to leave something so amazing so long before visiting! We were spellbound and without liking every Tintoretto one had to be impressed by his industry. Overall this is an amazing visit. Do buy the inexpensive guidebook, you will appreciate it so much more! Now to plan for a return visit!
    Written January 17, 2024
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  • SMLikestoTravel
    Bengaluru, India277 contributions
    We had booked the tour of the clock tower. It was very interesting and a unique experience to see the inner workings of the clock. And the views from the top are amazing
    Written November 1, 2023
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  • ItalianTranslations
    Trento, Italy65 contributions
    Ca’ Rezzonico is stunning Venetian Villa with splendid painting collection. The enormous ballroom and numerous other rooms organized on three floors are simply splendid.
    The paintings collection is impressive. We spent three wonderful hours. Highly recommended for anyone is interested in Venetian architecture and art.
    Written January 18, 2024
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  • Ewa S
    Baltinglass, Ireland1,001 contributions
    The ticket costs 8 euro, which is a bit too much for walking on a staircase, but I was lucky to get some great photos of people in the carnival costumes. The building from outside is gorgeous.
    Written February 10, 2024
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  • Kai C
    Half Moon Bay, CA1,268 contributions
    During the winter this area still retains the feel of an Italian city, with life going on - people shopping, gossiping, drinking aperol. Clothing drying on washlines. The gardens are unremarkable but the old fortress-arsenal buildings are picturesque.
    Written January 14, 2024
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  • VeronicaFC
    Brighton, UK13 contributions
    Enjoyed the tour with the architecture and art. Lots of Medieval art with some more modern installations. Would recommend with the Palazzo di Grimani.
    Written August 14, 2019
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  • jon jack r
    Standlake, UK31 contributions
    What a wonderful surprise. A fabulous interior and a fascinating story. Fortuny and his wife emerge as true Spanish with pasión, producing an extraordinary spectrum of beauty in this wonderful Venetian palace. Costumes, fabrics, stage sets and lighting, photography, painting, engraving. Ok - we never really get to see the production process that made the fabrics that are still in demand. Fortuny himself remains elusive. But immersing ourselves in this place was like hunting for his ghost. A forensic adventure. Go and see if you can find him!
    Written December 26, 2023
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  • Andres72423
    Bridgeport, CT2,924 contributions
    A very convenient train station which provides access to the Wonderful world of Venice. The station is rather easy to navigate with plenty of ticket kiosk in order to purchase and validate your ticket on the run. The boards are easy to read and access. They have a few shops to purchase items and food on the go.
    Written June 24, 2023
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  • Global-Villagerr
    Denver, CO375 contributions
    We’ve been coming to the architecture Biennale for a while, and decided to try the Art version this year. I can’t say we liked much (if any) of the art; we are not contemporary art fans, as a rule. But, the organization and representation is still impressive and comprehensive.

    Unlike the architect event, which mainly draws academics and architects, the art event also draws a LOT of mainstream tourists. Thus, the crowds are larger and the ability to move around more difficult. Since many of the Art events are also experiential, there is also a lot of standing around and trying make you way through crowds. So, I would recommend you go early and try to pre-plan at what points you will need to make breaks.

    Throngs at food lines are also not a lot of fun, so if you plan on eating at the biennale, eat at off times, or at the small cafes nearer the periphery of the main halls. Getting tickets in advance for the event was not necessary for us, as we only had one day to go. But if you plan on spending more time there, consider on of the multi-day package tickets, which can be purchased in advance.
    Written September 23, 2019
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  • IlyaNJ
    Marlboro, NJ1,010 contributions
    Although less exuberant than Scuola Grande San Rocco, San Giovanni Evangelista has more defined spaces and is well worth checking out.
    Written July 6, 2022
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  • Maryanne S
    Hamilton, Canada401 contributions
    A wonderful gallery full of interesting modern art in a lovely restored palace.
    A must see. Not too large.
    Written March 25, 2018
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  • Anne M
    4 contributions
    Many large Tintoretto paintings on two floors of an ancient scuola or headquarters of a confraternity in Venice. Rather dark but rented a audioguide for $5 that was informative.
    Written July 11, 2023
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