Centro Storico di Venezia
Centro Storico di Venezia
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Neighbourhood: San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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Hendrik_NL
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,817 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
There are many reasons to avoid visiting Venice. The suffocating amount of tourists visiting Venice on a given day, the extortionate prices in the bars and restaurants, which are mostly tourist traps and the expensive parking fees to name a couple. But all those drawbacks pale alongside the unique place Venice is, with the canals, the bridges, the glorious, historic, sometimes crumbling buildings and the "usual suspects" of world famous attractions, the Doge Palace, San Marco square, the San Marco Basilica, the Rialto bridge, to name a couple. And the complete absence of road traffic, if you discount people with hand trucks, transporting goods "the last mile" from boat to destination, somewhere in an alley. Yes, Venice is a fairy tale and every time we visit the Veneto we make a profound vow not to go to Venice this time, but every time we find ourselves on a given day parking the car at the Tronchetto multi storey car park (goodbye 25 euros for a start) and catching the people mover to Piazzale Roma. ( 1.50 euro per head)
Written 23 October 2023
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tinylass
Sheffield, UK5,803 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Hundreds of little alleyways, amazing architecture, old buildings, piazzas and canals make this one of the best cities on the planet in my opinion - go now and get lost wandering around!
Written 1 April 2023
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Antonio Q
Cluj-Napoca, Romania212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
All of Venice is like a historic center, it is a pleasure to walk around this city, you fall in love with Venice after just a few minutes.
Written 7 March 2023
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Steve S
Palm Springs, CA1,717 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I agree with Peggy Guggenheim: “To live in Venice or even to visit it means that you fall in love with the city itself. There is nothing left over in your heart for anyone else." Venice after dark is so beautiful and welcoming. I only got lost a few times, but that is the way to see the city. Just wander the city and you will se awesome things. Great shopping, dining, artwork (especially during Biennale).
Written 23 January 2023
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Moscow, Russia1,45,537 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We rested in Lido de Jesolo, it is very close to Venice. It is a crime not to come here again, when it is very close). Venice is incredibly good, especially for amateurs like me who love exquisite architecture and exploring the little winding streets. We spent a couple of unforgettable days here.
Written 31 December 2022
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson20,598 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This title makes more sense if "HI" had been added in front of "Storico." Then this would translate to be: historic center of Venice which, of course, what all of Venice is. The canal-laced island area is filled to the brim (and overflowing, most times) with all manner of fantastic little snippets of scenes that just don't fit in anywhere else under the TripAdvisor headings.

And so we go, venturing forth, drinking in the quirky scenes and relics of the past. Venice is nothing if not historic.

Our photo collection captures the most delightful scenes we could have imagined as well as some "historic" treasures. Sometimes it is a view of flowers in a garden or on a windowsill, maybe a quiet narrow canal, and almost certainly a special glimpse into the rearview mirror of Venice life. History is not always about the dead and most certainly can still rear its head in the present.

What a magical city!
Written 13 October 2022
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Birgitta-Kenneth
Solna, Sweden1,488 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This is truly a historic center in its own way due to the fact that everything is so compact in Venice which also means that everything is easily accessible. Great buildings and stories.
Written 28 September 2022
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amnews
Boston, MA179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This piazza holds the main sights in Venice, including the magnificent (from the outside) basilica and Palazzo Ducale. I doubt somebody can miss it during their visit here.
Written 20 September 2022
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Brita S
Aberdeen, NJ134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Can't beat strolling around old Venice for a day - it's truly unique, no matter how crowded! Best to stay for the night to truly enjoy all that Venice has to offer though.
Written 8 August 2022
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Danail D
Sofia, Bulgaria279 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The historic centre of Venice shows the uniqueness of this town on the water. It is an amazing set of channels, small bridges, labyrinth of narrow streets (every broader street is full of restaurants, café and shops), historic architecture – a gem for tourism (so it may be rather crowded).
Written 9 July 2022
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