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Art and Culture: detail
April 09 2014
If you only have one day to visit Venice we suggest this itinerary: Rialto Bridge: take vaporetto (water bus) line number 1 Mercerie: the main shopping street (along with Calle Larga XXII Marzo) before you arrive in Saint Mark's Square Saint Mark's Square: one of the most beautiful squares in the world Saint Mark's Cathedral: the greatest symbol of the Venetian-Byzantine tradition (visit of the Cathedral takes approximately one hour) Saint Mark's Bell tower: where you can admire an enchanting view of all Venice Doge's Palace: headquarters of the glorious Serenissima Republic (visit of the interior of the Palace takes about 3 hours including the Armoury, the Jail and the Correr Museum) By water bus line number 1 get off at the Madonna della Salute where you can admire the Cathedral a wonderful white baroque structure, then continue to Punta della Dogana and enjoy the docks of Saint Mark. From here head toward the Accademia, where you can visit the famous Galleries: one of the Art Galleries most prestigious in Italy (the visit takes about 2 hours). Cross the Accademia Bridge to reach the Palazzo Grassi one of the most important palaces in Venice, which now houses famous international art exhibitions. From here cross the Grand Canal by vaporetto or gondola-ferry to visit the Ca 'Rezzonico Museum: home of the venetian 18th century art Museum. Second Day Venice Itinerary For your second day in Venice we are to propose the following itinerary: Rialto: early in the morning is the ideal time to walk across the Rialto Bridge and see the shops at Ruga Oresi and Spezieri, with all its multi-coloured stands, fish market, fruit and vegetables market in the Campo della "Pescaria" (all Venetian squares, except St. Mark's, are called Campo). Continue toward to the House of Carlo Goldoni's (famous venetian playwright) recently turned into a museum. Visit the Church of the Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari located onto the homonymous Campo (little square), dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. Inside are kept many works of art, including two masterpieces by Tiziano (the visit takes about a half hour) Nearby there is the Scuola di San Rocco one of the oldest in Venice,with Tintoretto?s stunning frescoes (visit takes approximately one hour). From here continue to the Campo Santa Margherita to see the Scuola Grande dei Carmini where there are frescoes by Tiepolo. Then walk to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection which hosts a selection of modern art masterpieces collected by American art collector Peggy Guggenheim (visit of the museum takes about an hour). Giudecca Canal: walk to the Zattere then take the water bus to the island of Giudecca (get off at the stop called Redentore) and visit the Church of the Redeemer (Redentore). The Church of the Redentore was designed by Palladio in 1576 as a thanksgiving to God after a terrible plague who hit Venice. Finally go to the island of San Giorgio and visit the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore and the Monastery, another great work by Palladio. The view of Venice from the bell tower of the Basilica of San Giorgio is worth the visit.
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