About Venice

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Ca’ Rezzonico, a public museum on right bank of the Grand Canal in Venice is managed by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. The site was previously occupied by two houses belonging to the Bon family, one of Venice’s patrician families. The original plan for the palazzo to be built up on this site was by Baldassarre Longhena, the greatest proponent of Venetian Baroque, but was completed by the architect Giorgio Massari, who had been brought in to oversee the completion of the project by the new owners – the Rezzonico Family. In 1758 the newly completed palazzo was enhanced … Continue reading

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The Church of San Rocco, situated beside the homonymous School, was initially designed by Bartolomeo Bon and its construction started in 1489. Since its interiors were remodelled by Scalfarotto in XVIII century, the interior (a sole nave) and the exterior look different from the initial project. St. Roch, whose relics rest in the church was declared a patron saint of the city in 1576 and every year, on his feast day (16 August), the Doge made a pilgrimage to the church. Near the church is the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, noted for its numerous Tintoretto paintings. It was founded in … Continue reading

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The Scuola Grande di San Rocco at Venice at Campo San Rocco, San Polo 3058, Venice, is a splendid building that stands next to the church of San Rocco and hence, takes its name from there. It is open from April to October – 09:00 to 17:30 and from November to March – 10:00 to 16:00. The building has an exquisite exterior with large, white marble columns on the facade. The building has two halls, one at ground floor level, the other at first floor level. The Sala Terra (lower) has a nave and two aisles, with the entrance from … Continue reading

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The city of Venice is a unique marvel of engineering and is known as the “Queen of the Adriatic” and “La Serenissima”. The city is an ultimate romantic destination lying on the network of waterways and bridges and also famous for its Venetian glass, lace, art, carnival masks, churches, palaces and public squares. Although a ride on the grand canal is a must for all the tourists, this highly pedestrianized city can also be explored by foot as most of the top attractions are easily within walking distance. By taking one of the many walking tours with licenced tour guides, … Continue reading

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The Grand Canal is the largest and the best one of all the islands and canals of Venice. Shaped like a backwards letter S, the canal is approximately two miles long. At its widest point, at the Salute/San Marco (southern) end, it is roughly 350 feet wide. The Grand Canal happens to the most expensive area in Venice and the original residents were mostly large scale merchants with large houses and grand decoration. Grand Canal has excellent transport facilities and access to shipping. The banks of the Grand Canal are lined with more than 170 buildings and the noble Venetian … Continue reading

In and around Venice

Districts

Cannaregio 2 Hotels

Castello 1 Hotels

Dorsoduro 21 Hotels

Giudecca 47 Hotels

Santa Croce 1 Hotels

Venice City Centre 87 Hotels