100 Best Things to do in Venice

Aug 1st, 2007, 07:19 PM
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100 Best Things to do in Venice

I do hope to get this started. Especially since I made an awful blooper on another Venice thread today.

I'll start with an easy pick:

1. Ride the front of the vaporetto down the Grand Canal.
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Aug 1st, 2007, 08:10 PM
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2. Go to Piazza San Marco in the evening and enjoy the orchestras playing.
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Aug 1st, 2007, 08:11 PM
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2. Order that espresso on St Mark's Square, no matter the cost!
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Aug 1st, 2007, 08:27 PM
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4. try a spritz

5. take the ferry to Burano
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Aug 1st, 2007, 08:39 PM
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6. Take a gondola ride!
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Aug 1st, 2007, 08:41 PM
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Take the vaporetto across to San Giorgio, then pay the friar a couple of euros to ride up the elevator to the top of the bell tower and enjoy the most incredible panoramic view of Venice available anywhere!
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Aug 1st, 2007, 08:49 PM
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8. just walk and walk and be surprised at the beauty and history at almost every turn!
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9. Go look at the mosaic floors in St. Marks Basilica.
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Aug 1st, 2007, 11:11 PM
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10. Take a traghetto
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Aug 1st, 2007, 11:22 PM
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11. Get lost, find your bearings, get lost again...... You may get lost, but there are no worries of being hit by a car, a bus or as in most of Italy, a Vespa!

12. Most of all, enjoy the city when it at its best, early evening after all the daytrippers have left the city. Once the crowds have left, Venice is truely magical.

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Aug 2nd, 2007, 07:14 AM
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Drink cold white wine for breakfast standing at a marble counter along the sidewalk.
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Aug 2nd, 2007, 07:37 AM
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14. Sit on Peggy Guggenheim's terrace and pretend it's your Palazzo on the Grand Canal.
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15. Be in Piazza San Marco at midnight for the Marangona (bell in the Campanile).

(Suze I really like your idea too.)
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Aug 2nd, 2007, 08:19 AM
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16. Take the Secret Itineraries Tour of the Doge's Palace
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What exactly is a spritz?
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Aug 2nd, 2007, 11:00 AM
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spritz recipe:
Ingredients:
2 fingers of dry white wine, ideally a little bubbly prosecco (nothing fancy)
1 finger of the aperitif of choice (Select, Aperol, Campari, or Cynar)
splash of mineral water (fizzy or naturale)
With Campari or Cynar add little slice of lemon. (Some bars drop in a green olive.)
With Aperol or Select, add a slice of orange.
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Aug 2nd, 2007, 11:19 AM
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17. Get lost on one of the more residential islands and away from the tourists. See how the Italians live their everyday lives and find some really great authentic, local restaurants.
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Go to the post office
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Shop.
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19. Go to Tonolo, in Dorsoduro (3764 in Crosera San Pantalon, Salizzada S.Pantalon) and buy some outrageous pastry, find a nook or bench by a canal and devour!
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