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Behind the Scenes in Venice

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When you go behind the scenes in Venice, you can never get lost. That is what is the most fun about Venice.

Venice is the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region and is made up of more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.

Points of interest not to be missed:

  • Grand Canal
  • Piazza San Marco
  • Saint Mark’s Basilica
  • San Maro Campanile
  • Doge’s Palace
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Gallerie dell’ Accademia (see separate post on the Accademia) 
  • The islands of Burano and Murano  (see separate post on Burano)

We noticed this sign as we were in a vaporatto going down the Grand Canal. It translates:

“No Maffia – Venice is Sacred”


Some of our “behind the scene” photos. Of course, we have hundreds of them, but here is just a few:


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