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5,5 km walk in San Marco

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Rialto Bridge
Villa Orange:1. Take a Vaporetto (bus boat) from the train station or Piazzale Roma to the Rialto bridge. Follow from 1-14 for the city walk of 5,5 km in the San Marco sestiere (neighborhood) in Venice.
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Fondaco dei Tedeschi
Villa Orange:2. Fondaco dei Tedeschi is an imposing palazzo with a courtyard, overlooking four elegant floors. It is a luxury department store. On the top floor is a terrace with a 360 degree panorama of Venice. You can stay 15 minutes and enjoy an amazing and view. It’s free, but you have to book at least some days in advance through this link; https://www.dfs.com/en/venice/t-fondaco-rooftop-terrace
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Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo
Villa Orange:3. The Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo is famous for the stairwell on the outside of the building (80 steps, 28 m high) that looks like a snail's house. "Bovolo" means snail's house in the Venetian dialect. It’s an architectural jewel with Renaissance, Gothic and Byzantine styles. You have a 360° panorama over the rooftops and palazzi.
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Teatro la Fenice
Villa Orange:4. Teatro La Fenice is a well-known opera theater. The name La Fenici was first used in 1792, when the theater opened and replaced the former San Benedetto theater. The San Benedetto theater was destroyed by fire in 1774. Unfortunately, this happened also to La Fenice several times. The last major fire was in 1996. Today, La Fenici is completely rebuilt in the beautiful nineteenth century style. You can go to operas and during the day you can admire the impressive interior of the opera theater. www.teatrolafenice.it
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Grassi Palace
Villa Orange:5. Palazzo Grassi (Campo san Samuele 3231, Venezia) and Punta della Dogana are the two contemporary art museums of the Pinault Collection in Venice. The French owner François Pinault has one of the most important collections in the world today: more than three thousand works from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His approach is to share his passion for art with as broad an audience as possible.
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Church of San Vidal
Villa Orange:6. The San Vidal church (Campiello S. Vidal 286, Venezia) was built in 1084 and is particularly famous for the masterpieces of Sebastiano Ricci and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. Throughout history, the building has undergone several changes and today is used as a space for classical and baroque music concerts.
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Church of Saint Mary of the Lily (Santa Maria Zobenigo)
Villa Orange:7. The Santa Maria del Giglio church was built in the ninth century. Giglio means lily and is the reference to the symbol for the virginity of Mary and the announcement. The church was rebuilt in 1678 commissioned by the Venetian patrician Antonio Barbaro. On the lower part of the facade you can see maps of the places where Antonio Barbaro served for the Republic of Venice: Heraklion, Corfu, Padua, Rome, Split, Zadar. The facade is a wonderful example of Venetian baroque.
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Museo Correr
Villa Orange:8. The Correr Museum is one of the most important museums in Venice with paintings, sculptures, furniture, naval instruments and much more. All about the history of Venice.
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St. Mark's Square
Villa Orange:9. Piazza San Marco is the only square that is called 'piazza' in Venice, all other squares are referred to as 'campo'. Many important sights are located here; St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace, the church tower, the bell tower and the Correr mueum. Both the square and the basilica are named after San Marco, the patron saint of the city. This saint is depicted as a lion with wings and is also on the flag of the city. The expression ombra de vin (a glass of wine) literally means a shadow wine. This expression originated on St. Mark's Square. To keep the wine cool, the market vendors moved their wine stalls around the church tower so that they were always in the shade. Centuries later, the Venetians still order an 'ombra de vin' in bars.
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Torre dell'Orologio
Villa Orange:10. The Torre dell'Orologio is a clock tower built between 1496 and 1499. The clock was a miracle at that time: it is a real calendar with the time, the months, the phases of the moon and the signs of the zodiac. Next to the clock are the "Mori". These two bronze whistleblowers beat the hours. The whistle-blower with beard, il Vecchio, strikes 2 minutes before the hour and the whistle-blower without beard, il Giovane, strikes 2 minutes after the hour Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
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Doge's Palace
Villa Orange:11. The Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace) has existed since the 9th century, but its current form with the Gothic facade was built in the 14th and 15th centuries. The palazzo was for centuries the political heart of the republic. The council chamber is very large and could accommodate more than 1500 councillors. Through the palazzo you reach the Bridge of Sighs and the old prisons.
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Bridge of Sighs
Villa Orange:12. The famous Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs) connects the Doge's Palace with the old prisons. The bridge takes its name from the last sigh that the prisoners let out in the free world as they crossed it on their way to prison. If you visit the Doge's Palace you can walk across the covered bridge. From the Ponte della Paglia you can see the bridge from the outside.
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Basilica of San Pietro di Castello
Villa Orange:13. The San Pietro di Castello church was the cathedral of Venice until 1807. The church probably dates from the 7th century and has undergone the necessary changes. The freestanding white tower was built between 1482 and 1488.
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Viale Giardini Pubblici
Villa Orange:14. Napoleon built the Giardini Pubblici, the park of Venice, at the beginning of the 19th century. In the Giardini are also the permanent country pavilions of the Biennale. Take a Vaporetto back from the Giardini Pubblici to the trainstation (Ferrovia) or Piazzale Roma.
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  1. Rialto Bridge
  2. Fondaco dei Tedeschi
  3. Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo
  4. Teatro la Fenice
  5. Grassi Palace
  6. Church of San Vidal
  7. Church of Saint Mary of the Lily (Santa Maria Zobenigo)
  8. Museo Correr
  9. St. Mark's Square
  10. Torre dell'Orologio
  11. Doge's Palace
  12. Bridge of Sighs
  13. Basilica of San Pietro di Castello
  14. Viale Giardini Pubblici

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