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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
Check out The Roman Guy's top tips for visiting Venice on a day trip from Rome! For more info, visit our blog: http://bit.ly/2BDRCQU Check out our Venice tours: http://bit.ly/2BDu4f6 Check out our Rome tours: http://bit.ly/2BDggRz 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 http://bit.ly/2BDgmbT Trastevere, Rome in a Day: Hidden Gems & Top Attractions http://bit.ly/2BBR9yu 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.
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The Pennsylvania Dutch left Germany hundreds of years ago and are a fascinating subculture of the United States. Many people of heard of the Amish, but might not completely understand what exactly this community is beyond the fact that they wear strange clothing and don't have TVs. Which is understandable given how closed off this community can be. However, I am SO lucky to be able to know Doug Madenford, a member of the Pennsylvania Dutch community and while he isn't Amish and will claim to not be an "expert" (though I would challenge that assertion) he knows a LOT about the Amish. Join me as I talk to Doug Madenford about The Pennsylvania Dutch and the Amish so that we can better understand this group of people beyond their clothing and the ridiculous reality tv shows in which they've been featured. Check out Doug's channel!! https://www.youtube.com/user/dmadenford and his website http://padutch101.com Hi! I'm Kelly and I am an American who lived in Germany for 18 wonderful months. While I lived abroad before in Turkey and had done quite a bit of traveling beforehand, those 18 months in Germany definitely broadened my perspective of Germany, Europe, and even the US in so many different ways! I wanted to share my perceptions with you guys through YouTube so that maybe you can gain context to things you've heard about, or learn new information or a different perspective, or maybe this is everything you've heard before and further confirms your world view. No matter what the reason, I hope that you enjoy my videos! Don't forget to subscribe to my channel and turn on notifications so that you always know when I'm posting new content :) Check out my Merch! https://www.redbubble.com/people/kemc302/shop Become one of my Patrons! https://www.patreon.com/KellyDoesHerThing Instagram @KellyDoesHerThing and @kem302 Twitter @K_DoesHerThing Here's my mailing address: Kelly Does Her Thing 712 H St NE Unit #800 Washington, DC 20002 #amish #pennsylvaniadutch #rumspringa
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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.