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San Giorgio Maggiore

On the island of San Giorgio Maggiore there stands a church of the same name. The church of San Giorgio Maggiore was founded by Benedictine monks who settled there in 982. Over the centuries, the settlement developed into one of Italy's leading Bened...

Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

This Gothic church dates back to the 15th century and certainly one of the largest churches in Venice. It's located in the San Polo district and was originally built for the friars who lived at that time. The church contains sumptuous paintings for y...

Ponte di Rialto

Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge) is one of Venice's most famous bridges. The historic bridge spans the Grand Canal, Venice's biggest canal. Before the completion of the present bridge in 1591, numerous wooden bridges spanned the canal. These wooden br...

Ponte dei Sospiri

Probably more has been written about the Bridge of Sighs than any other bridge in the world. The bridge connects the Doge's palace, a former prison, to the notorious inquisitor's rooms. The name derives from a legend which says that condemned men cou...

Piazza San Marco

Piazza San Marco (St Mark's Square) is Venice's central landmark. It also happens to be the lowest part of the city and is subject to frequent flooding. St Mark's Square is at its most beautiful in the evening, when all the buildings are bathed in th...

Palazzo Grassi

Palazzo Grassi is a typical example of the classical Venetian architecture and was built in 1772. The Palace has a very impressive marble façade, dating form a period in time when the wealthy investors used to put all their tax money into architectur...

Venetië is de meest romantische stad van Italie

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