Venice and Beyond



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This is your week in Italy and making Venice your home base is a step toward understanding what makes Italy so special. After seven days in the land where "si" is heard you may be writing sonnets and performing them in your cubicle to whomever may care to listen. Explore Venice and spend a day in Florence and Rome.

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Piazzale Michelangelo

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Piazzale Michelangelo
50125 Florence, Italy


Day 1 - Venice


When you arrive in Venice and have consulted your map, you may be tempted to drag your luggage to your hotel. If you ignore the rest of my itinerary and spend the rest of your time in your hotel room, then please take my advice this once and higher a water taxi. It is cool, very Venetian, and you will arrive at your hotel in style. Once you start wandering the streets and see some poor soul wrestling a Samsonite over the top of the Rialto Bridge you will understand what I mean. You are checked-in and ready to explore. Your first stop in Venice must be Piazza San Marco. Climb to the top of the Campanile for great views and then visit the Basilica di San Marco and the Galleria of San Marco. Before dinner at La Furatola walk to the Rialto Bridge.


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Basilica di San Marco

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San Marco 328
Piazza San Marco
30124 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 0412413817
fax: +39 41 520 8289


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San Marco Campanile

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San Marco 328
30124 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: (+39) 041 241 3817
fax: +39 041 270 8334


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Basilica di San Marco - Pala d'Oro e Tesoro

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Location:

Piazza San Marco
(Basilica S. Marco)
30124 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 41 522 5205


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Ponte di Rialto

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Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto)
30125 Venice, Italy


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La Furatola

Location:

Dorsoduro Calle Lunga S. Barnaba 2869/A
30122 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 41 520 8594


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Hotel Rialto

Location:

San Marco 5149 Ponte Di Rialto
30124 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 41 52 09 16 6


Day 2 - Venice


Your second day starts with a tour of Murano and Venetian glass. In the afternoon if you have time walk along the water toward the Giardini Pubblici to work up an appetite for dinner at Due Colonne.


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Murano

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Isola di Murano
30141 Venice, Italy


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Museo Vetrario - Murano

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Fondamenta Giustinian 8
(Settore Vetro antico, Fondamenta)
30141 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 41 73 9586
fax: +39 041 73 9586


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Ercole Moretti

Location:

423 0141 Fondame Navagero Murano
30100 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 41 73 9083
fax: +39 41 73 6844


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Museo Correr

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Location:

Piazza San Marco 52
(Ala napoleonica)
30124 Venice, Italy

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tel: +39 41 522 5625 / +39 41 240 5211
fax: +39 041 520 0935


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Due Colonne

Location:

San Polo Campo Sant' Agostin 2343
30125 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 41 524 0685


Day 3 - Florence, Rome


Day three is an express tour of Florence. You will have to catch an early train from Venice to Florence to get it all done in Florence. Schedule an entry time at the Galleria degli Uffizi to avoid a longer wait. After the Uffizi visit the Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia dei Lanzi both in Piazza della Signoria. Your afternoon will begin at the Piazza del Duomo with a visit to the Battistero, the Cathedral, and the Campanile di Giotto. Nearby is the Church Orsanmichele. Before leaving on a train for Rome be sure to visit the Ponte Vecchio. A Eurostar from Florence to Rome will arrive in less than two hours. Once you have checked-in at your hotel go for dinner at the Vecchia Roma da Severino il Pugliese.


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Gallerie degli Uffizi (Uffizi Galleries)

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Piazzale degli Uffizi 6
Off Piazza della Signoria
50122 Florence, Italy

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tel: 055-238-8651
fax: +39 055 238 8694


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Palazzo Vecchio (Museo)

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Piazza della Signoria
50122 Florence, Italy

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tel: +39 55 276 8224


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Loggia dei Lanzi

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piazza della Signoria
50122 Florence, Italy


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Piazza del Duomo

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piazza del Duomo
50122 Florence, Italy

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tel: +39 055 2 3320
fax: +39 055 234 6286


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Battistero

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Location:

Piazza San Giovanni
50129 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 55 230 2885
fax: +39 055 230 2898


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Campanile di Giotto

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Location:

Piazza Duomo
50122 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 55 230 2885
fax: +39 55 2302898


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Orsanmichele

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Location:

Via Arte della Lana 1
Via de' Calzaiuoli
50122 Florence, Italy

Contact:

tel: 055-284-944
fax: +39 055 234 6286


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Vecchia Roma da Severino il Pugliese

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Location:

52/54 Viale Manzoni
00185 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 6 495 8493


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Bled

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Location:

40 Via Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
00185 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 67027808
fax: 39 67027935


Day 4 - Rome


No city in Italy can really be seen in one day and Rome is at the top of this list. I have done Rome in one day many times with friends and family. Stay focused and drink lots of water. You need to see as much of this city as you can in the time that you have. Rome is my favorite big city in Italy and it is chock full of things to see. From your hotel take the Metro to Piazza di Spagna. From there work your way to the Fontana di Trevi. As you navigate the streets toward the Panteon, stop and see Sant’Ignazio di Loyola and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. Marvel at the Panteon, built nearly a millennium before the Battistero in Florence, with techniques that were far beyond those available to the Florentines in the Middle Ages. Your next stop is my favorite piazza on the Italian peninsula, Piazza Navona. Near the piazza is another church well worth visiting, San Luigi dei Francesi. On the way to visit the Piazza del Campidoglio try to find the Fontana delle Tartarughe. Between the Campidoglio and the Coliseum is the Foro Romano. Time permitting, walk along the Tiber River to St. Peter’s Basilica, otherwise take a cab or take the Metro. After you have visited St. Peter’s you can catch a Metro to get back to Termini, collect your luggage and catch a Eurostar back to Venice.


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Piazza di Spagna

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piazza di Spagna
00187 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)
fax: +39 6 481 9316 (tourist information)


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Trevi Fountain (Fontana dei Trevi)

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piazza di Trevi
Piazza di Trevi
00187 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 06 060 608(Tourist Information)


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Fontana delle Tartarughe

Location:

piazza Mattei
00186 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)
fax: +39 6 481 9316


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San Luigi dei Francesi

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Location:

Via Santa Giovanna d'Arco 5
00186 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 68 8271


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Piazza Navona

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Location:

piazza Navona
00186 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 06 060 608(Tourist Information)


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Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi

Location:

piazza Navona
00186 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 06 060 608(Tourist Information)


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Sant'Ignazio di Loyola

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Location:

8a Via del Caravita
00186 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 679 4406


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The Pantheon

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Location:

piazza della Rotonda
Piazza della Rotonda
00186 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 6830 0230


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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

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Piazza della Minerva 42
00186 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 6 699 0339
fax: +39 6 699 0672


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Piazza del Campidoglio

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piazza del Campidoglio
00186 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 06 060 608(Tourist Information)


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The Colosseum (Colosseo)

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Location:

Piazza del Colosseo
Piazzale del Colosseo, Via dei Fori Imperiali
00184 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 700 4261 / +39 6 700 5469


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Basilica di San Pietro (St. Peter's Basilica)

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Location:

piazza San Pietro
Piazza San Pietro
00193 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 (0)6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)
fax: +39 (0)6 481 9316 (Tourism Board)


Day 5 - Venice


After your two day excursion to Florence and Rome you are most likely in need of an easy day. To recuperate your energy take a short boat ride over to visit the Chiesa di S. Giorgio Maggiore. Near Piazza San Marco and your hotel you can visit the Palazzo Ducale and see the Ponte dei Sospiri. For dinner try Da Remigio. Whenever I go to Venice I always have pasta al nero seppia, at least once.


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Chiesa di S. Giorgio Maggiore

Location:

Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore
30133 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 41 528 9900


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Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri)

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San Marco
30124 Venice, Italy


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Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale)

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San Marco 1
Entrance for the public: Porta del Frumento, Piazzetta San Marco
30124 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 041 271 5911
fax: +39 041 528 5028


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Da Remigio

Location:

Castello Ponte dei Greci 3416
30131 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 41 523 0089


Day 6 - Venice


In the morning visit the Galleria dell’Accademia Museum. For the afternoon visit the Chiesa di San Salvador, Piazza San Polo, and the Chiesa di S. Nicola da Tolentino. For dinner try the Osteria Alla Patatina.


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San Polo

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Location:

Campo San Polo
30123 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 (0)41 529 8711 (Tourist Information)


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Chiesa di San Salvador

Location:

Sestiere di S.Marco 4835
Campo San Salvador (just south from the Rialto bridge on Via 2 Aprile)
30124 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: 041-523-6717


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Chiesa di S.Nicola da Tolentino

Location:

Campo dei Tolentini
30124 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 (0)41 529 8711 (Le Informazioni Turistiche)


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Galleria dell'Accademia

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Location:

Dorsoduro 1050
30121 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 41 522 2247


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Alla Patatina

Location:

2742 Sestiere San Polo
30123 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 41 523 7238


Day 7 - Venice


For you last day in Venice you will undoubtedly go to Piazza San Marco for last minute photos. Before you leave today go over to visit to out-of-the-way churches, Santa Maria dei Derelitti and San Francesco della Vigna. Also, near Piazza San Marco is another church worth visiting, Santa Maria del Giglio. If you have time left in the day visit the Palazzo Labia.


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Palazzo Labia - Salone del Tiepolo

Location:

275 Campo San Geremia
30131 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 41 524 2812


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San Francesco della Vigna

Location:

2786 Castello
Campo San Francesco
30122 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 41 529 8711 (Le Informazioni Turistiche)


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Santa Maria dei Derelitti

Location:

Salizzada Santi Giovanni e Paolo
30123 Venice, Italy


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Santa Maria del Giglio o Zobenigo

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Location:

Campo Santa Maria Del Giglio O Zobenigo
30124 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 41 522 1188


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Antica Bessetta

Location:

Santa Croce 1395
30121 Venice, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 41 72 1687
fax: 39 41 72 1687


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