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The clock tower of Piazza San Marco in Venice

Ugo Pancani
In 1493 the Most Serene Republic of Venice commissioned father and son, Gian Paolo and Gian Carlo Ranieri, clockmakers from Reggio Emilia, to build a public clock for Piazza San Marco. The exact location…
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The museum of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine icons San Giorgio dei Greci

Giancarlo Pellegrini
For every tourist visiting Venice, a visit to the Basilica of St. Mark’s is an absolute must, even if this involves all the difficulties which we come across when there is a huge affluence…
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The Doge’s Palace and the “Leads”

Mario Anton Orefice
Before entering the Doge’s Palace, that masterpiece of the Venetian gothic style, walk around the outside of the Palace and admire its exterior, just as John Ruskin suggests in the Stones of Venice.On the…
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St Mark’s Basilica

Mario Anton Orefice
When seen from afar, the domes of St Mark’s Basilica often give the impression that they are about to take to the sky like hot air balloons. The journey into its history is a…
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St Mark’s Square

Mario Anton Orefice
Many visitors hurriedly cross St Mark’s Square, have a quick look at the historic cafes, visit the Basilica, and then leave. Our advice is take things more slowly. Stand in the centre of the…
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Cà Pesaro

Mario Anton Orefice
Why not dive into the romantic Venice of the 19th century, or dip into the Vienese secession, the vibrant colours of Kandinsky, or the abstraction of spatialism. If you visit the Ca’ Pesaro Modern…
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Ca’ Foscari

Mario Anton Orefice
Ca’ Foscari is a five-minute walk from the Santa Lucia station and is home to the University of Venice which is considered one of the best universities in Italy. The palace was constructed in…
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Canal Grande

Mario Anton Orefice
Arriving in Venice for the first time, either in Piazzale Roma or Santa Lucia railway station, it is easy to feel you have arrived in a maze, and you wouldn’t be totally wrong. If…
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