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See Venice before it sinks

created by forgetmenot on 2015-07-06

See Venice before it sinks

Everybody knows that Venice is slowly sinking, but nobody knows exactly when it will disappear altogether. So why wait till you need scuba diving equipment to see the famous Rialto Bridge or St. Mark’s Basilica. Just take a plane, bus, boat, cruise ship, car or train to get to the fish-shaped island and enjoy the “dolce vita”. But how?

#1: Enjoy a cappuccino or a Spritz (a wine-based cocktail with Aperol, Campari or Select) in one of Venice’s small but charming bars. Remember that the closer you are to a tourist spot, the higher the prices will be.

#2: Venice is a labyrinth of narrow streets, and some say that you have to get lost in order to find Venice's true heart. So don’t worry. Just keep on walking -- you'll always find yellow signs on the wall with “To St. Mark” or “To Rialto”, and sometimes you'll discover some lovely monuments, such as the spiral staircase of the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo.

#3: Enjoy the panoramic view from St. Mark’s Campanile (or if you'd prefer a cheaper and less frequented Campanile, go to the San Giorgio Maggiore island and you'll have a splendid view, too). However, don’t get scared if the water levels rises ("agua alta") in Venice. That’s normal, just put on some rubber boots and make the most of the beautiful reflections on the surface of the water: they're perfect for taking cool pictures of the monuments -- and a picture of you standing knee-high in the water is definitely more convincing than an “I survived sinking Venice” T-shirt.
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    St Mark's Basilica

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    Saint Mark's Basilica is on the Piazza San Marco and is one of the highlights of a visit to Venic...

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    Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo

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    The Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo (also called the Palazzo Contarini Minelli dal Bovolo) is a sma...

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    Campo Santo Stefano

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    This kiosk sells t-shirts and bags with different kind of motives (rainboots, high water level ma...

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    St Mark's Campanile

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    The current tower dates from 1912; an exact replica of the previous tower which collapsed in 1902...

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    Burano is just a few kilometers from Venice, but it makes a gorgeous day trip. Either take a wate...

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    Libreria Acqua Alta

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    The bookshop, near the campo Santa Maria Formosa, has a wide range of new and old books in differ...

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    Rialto Bridge

    133 votes


    The bridge has become one of Venice's most recognizable icons and has a history that spans over 8...

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    Alaska Gelateria-Sorbetteria

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    Campo Santa Margherita

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    Campo Santa Margherita is a large city square in the sestiere of Dorsoduro of Venice, Italy.

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    Libreria Acqua Alta

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    In the Aqua Altra shop you can find nice gifts for friends and family or biological and local pro...

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    Ae Oche

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    Family-friendly pizza chain with several branches in Venice and surroundingsGood pizza (about 8...

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    Cantinone Già Schiavi

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    Highly recommended and affordable wine bar south of the Accademia Bridge. Accompanying the wine h...

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