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Rick Steves' Europe Travel Guide | After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we'll trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We'll cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable café, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova...on a gondola in the moonlight. © 2012 Rick Steves' Europe
Rick Steves' Europe Travel Guide | Venice, more than any other European city, has an endlessly seductive charm. For centuries, it was nicknamed La Serenissima, "The Most Serenely Beautiful One"— and for good reason. Along with sampling the sumptuous art treasures of Venice and exploring its back-street wonders, we'll cruise its lagoon, stopping in fiery Murano for glass, pastel Burano for lace, and murky Torcello for a sense of where Venice was born. © 2012 Rick Steves' Europe
Check out The Roman Guy's top tips for visiting Venice on a day trip from Rome! For more info, visit our blog: https://goo.gl/z7st95 Check out our Venice tours: https://bit.ly/2NjSuAH Check out our Rome tours: https://bit.ly/2NT37Yv Where to eat, how to get reservations to museums, how to get around, the best hidden gems and what are the top sights to see for first time visitors. Below are also other videos you might like! Florence in a Day: Hidden Gems & Top Attractions https://goo.gl/7E5DGZ Trastevere, Rome in a Day: Hidden Gems & Top Attractions https://goo.gl/NSNMph Hey guys, Sean here from The Roman Guy. We’re here in Roma Termini station, it’s 6:05 AM and we have the 6:15 AM train for a Rome to Venice day trip. We generally suggest you spend at least one night in Venice, but not every vacation has time for that. We understand so we’re going to show you how to see Venice in a day. Venice is made up from 118 island and is home to over a quarter million people. The historical center itself and what we call the main island, is home to just around 55,000 residents. With an average of over 30 million visitors per year, it’s a great idea to plan your day well. Venice is about 15 times smaller than Rome, and all the top things to do are within walking distance from one another. Venice is in the Veneto region of Italy, on the Adriatic Sea. By train it’s about 3.5 hours from Rome, 2 hours from Florence and 2.5 hours from Milan. Don’t get off at Venice Mestre, Venice S. Lucia is your stop! From Venice Santa Lucia train station you can either take an expensive water taxi which is really cool, or the vaporetto which is like a boat version of a bus. You can take number 2 which will take you straight to St Mark's Square. You can buy your tickets right outside the train station, and a single journey will cost you 7.50 euros as of 2018. Remember to validate the ticket before you get on board. The ticket is good for 75 minutes after you validate it and you can hop on and hop off as you go. The trip to St Mark's Square takes about 30 minutes. St Mark’s Square is one of the most important and most recognizable squares in all of Italy. If you’re planning on going inside St Mark’s Basilica, you can either buy tickets online or book a guided tour to skip the line. Don’t show up without a ticket, or you’ll spend your day in Venice waiting in line. Remember that entering St Mark’s Basilica, you’ll be entering a holy place, so make sure you have your shoulders and knees covered. On the right hand side of St Mark's Basilica, you’ll find the Doge’s Palace. The special itinerary tour takes you to the once famous cell of Casanova and you also get to go across the Bridge of Sighs which is super cool! You can visit the Doge’s Palace every day from 8:30am to 7pm April through October or until 5:30pm November to March. This clock has been keeping time in Venice for over 500 years and built in the late 15th century. Venetian legends hold that when the clock was revealed, it was so beautiful that the Doge had the clockmaker blinded so he could never create anything to rival it. If you’re a lover of great views, definitely check out the Campanile or Bell Tower, open only April through to October. Most people just think it’s the Libreria Acqua Alta is just a quirky store with gondolas inside but there’s actually a method to the madness. The name translates to the Library of High Water, most books are protected in bathtubs or even a gondola. This is because the canals flood and it’s the best way to keep the books protected. Now we’ll head for a casual lunch at Osteria al Portego. In Venetian bars they sell something called Cicchetti, different mixed foods; fish, meat, all kind of fried items… The Rialto Bridge is one of the most recognized attractions in Europe, let alone Venice. It was actually first built as a pontoon bridge in the 12th century. Later they rebuilt it out of wood but it burnt down a few times and collapsed on even more occasions. Finally they completed what you see today in 1591. Nino & Friends is a cool little shop that we happened to stumble upon, they had the best cookie I’ve ever eaten in my life. This city is a fishing village, so definitely walk through the fish market, which is a great picture of the local culture. The Jewish Ghetto in Venice is the oldest Jewish ghetto in the world. It was created here in 1516. In the Jewish Ghetto neighborhood you can find many cicchetteria and restaurants such as Mezzopieno, Bacaro dai Morosi and Birreria Zanon. At this point, check your watch, see what time it is and start making your way back to the train station.
Venice is threatened by mass tourism. Some 30 million visitors a year come to the city in Italy, making their way through the narrow streets. With an infrastructure more and more tailored to the needs of tourism, the city’s remaining residents feel left behind. During high season an influx of up to 130 thousand tourists a day means the city authorities have scant resources to cater for the more mundane needs of residents. A constant flotilla of small boats ferry passengers between city landing stages and giant cruise liners moored in the lagoon. Air quality in Venice is often worse than busy city centers. Within the last generation the number of residents has dropped by nearly a third. The Rialto Bridge and St Mark’s Square have become the main attractions in this Venetian Theme park providing locals with jobs in the tourist sector, but little else. Rents are sky high, Airbnb rules the roost. More and more historical buildings have been taken over by hotels. Shops, bars and restaurant cater almost exclusively to tourists. But residents are fighting back and now there are over 30 local initiatives trying to stem the tides of mass tourism. _______ DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39zufHfsuGgpLviKh297Q?sub_confirmation=1# For more documentaries visit: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories DW netiquette policy: http://www.dw.com/en/dws-netiquette-policy/a-5300954
From Overpriced Gondola Rides to Slippery Streets to Overpriced and Underwhelming Tourist Restaurants this Video Covers What You Shouldn't Do When you Go to Venice, Italy. Italy is an amazing city, well worth visiting and exploring, but there are a few things tourists and travelers should avoid or not do when they come to Venezia, Italia. Don't - bring too much luggage, having to lug it over all of those bridges and down long streets is not a fun thing to do, Don't - be surprised if the locals have different lines than the tourists Don't - pay for a toilet, go get a Spritz or a Coffee instead. You have to pay for something make it a treat, not a toilet. Don-t - expect a cheap gondola ride. they are a bit pricey and you will need to pay more to get him to sing. Don't - forget to explore outside the main island of Venice. There are great places to visit around Venice like the Murano glass factories or farther afield in Padova and Vicenza. Don't - be surprised if you have walk on risers occasionally when the city floods. Don't - wear skimpy clothes if you are hoping to get into Basilica San Marco. There are a lot more don'ts of visiting Venice, but why don't you watch and learn more! Filmed in Venice, Italy Copyright Mark Wolters 2017 The SHOCKS of Visiting Italy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGhlkXw10Z0 The Don'ts of Visiting Italy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTsVRtFWveY&t=25s USA Today & 10Best's #1 Independent Travel Videographer 2014 FlipKey by TripAdvisor Top 10 Travel Bloggers 2014 Our Equipment Sony Alpha a6000 Digital Camera. Great for Capturing Amazing Photos and HD Video. http://amzn.to/2bBMnWg GoPro Hero4: Digital Camera for On The Go Fun in 4K http://amzn.to/2cbYkz4 SanDisk Extreme Pro 64 GB - SD Disk: For Saving All The Video Footage Without Having to Switch Chips http://amzn.to/2bSjCE3 Video Editing Software: Sony Movie Studio 13 - Fast, Easy & Affordable to Make Great Videos at a Great Price http://amzn.to/2bBjhrF Tripod - Manfrotto Compact Travel Tripod - The Size to Travel, but the Sturdiness of a Professional Tripod http://amzn.to/2bRSVAV For More Travel Gear & Accessories Visit Our Amazon Travel Gear Shop http://astore.amazon.com/woltworl02-20 Find More Videos At: http://www.woltersworld.com Subscribe to Wolters World on YouTube! http://www.youtube.com/woltersworld Follow Us At http://www.facebook.com/woltersworld http://www.twitter.com/woltersworld http://www.instagram.com/woltersworld
In this travel class, Rick Steves outlines the glories of Venice, from the Grand Canal to the Rialto Bridge to St. Mark's Square — including art-filled churches, opulent palazzos, twilit gondola rides, and the cities of Padua, Verona, and Ravenna. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.