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Venice is a city unlike any other. No matter how often you've seen it in photos and films, the real thing is more dreamlike than you could imagine. With canals where streets should be, water shimmers everywhere. The fabulous palaces and churches reflect centuries of history in what was a wealthy trading center between Europe and the Orient. Getting lost in the narrow alleyways is a quintessential part of exploring Venice, but at some point you'll almost surely end up in Piazza San Marco, where tourists and locals congregate for a coffee or an aperitif.

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Basilica di San Marco
Religious Building/Site/Shrine
San Marco
Museo Correr
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Piazza San Marco
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Palazzo Ducale
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Ca' d'Oro
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Cannaregio
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Ca' Rezzonico
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Dorsoduro
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Santa Maria della Salute
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Ponte di Rialto
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San Marco
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Santa Maria dei Miracoli
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Language

Italian

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Currency

Euro

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Language

Italian

Electrical Outlets

200v/50 cycles; electrical plugs have two round prongs

Currency

Euro

Nearby Airports

VCE

Local Weather

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