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1. Re: places to visit

Again, you should read a guide book to get information on all the possible sights.

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And see tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g187870-Activiti… and "top questions about Venice" on the right-hand side of this page, for e.g. transport information.

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4. Re: places to visit

Here are two links that might be helpful:

Top Ten Things to do in Venice:

http://bit.ly/6kB6Pv

Day trips from Venice:

http://bit.ly/Y6jNeC

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5. Re: places to visit

It is hard to advise, everybody has different interests, although you have Guide books DK Venice Top Ten is good, very basic,

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6. Re: places to visit

Include time every day to have coffee/a beer/fruit cups and just watch the world go by....

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Not knowing what you have already got on your list of things to do and places to see in Venice it is difficult to advise you.

I would consider a ride on a No 1 or No2 vaporetto down the length of the Grand Canal a must for all first time visitors. At 7 euros a ticket it is a cheap experience in Venice.

Apart from that much depends on your personal interests - if you are interested in eaerly curches then Santa Maria Assunta on Torcello is the earliest - 638 AD - building remaining intact anywhere in the lagoon.

If you are interested in fine art then the Accademia Gallery in Dorsoduro is a good place to start as it has the finest general collection of Venetian art anywhere.

If you just want to peole watch then Campo Santa Margheita in Dorsoduro in the moning is a good place to have a drink (dinks, whether soft or alcohol, are cheaper here than most places the other side of the Grand canal) and watch locals shopping at the temporary stalls in the Campo

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We have just returned from two months in Venice - I wrote a bit about what we saw.

fodors.com/community/europe/venice-another-t…

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You have done your homework but may I recommend a short itinerary that you might like to follow. It’s one that we do often. San Giovanni e Paolo, usually reduced in Veneziano to Zanipoli, despite being one of the great churches of Venice is not the most visited. The art work and architecture in there is a lesson in Venetian history in itself. The best book for it is The Blue Guide to Venice. These volumes are a little dry but for information they are second to none. Then you can walk the short distance to the Fondamente Nuove and from there take the vaporetto across to the cemetery island of San Michele. This is a lovely, tranquil spot and it’s a pleasure to walk around looking for the graves of the famous, Ezra Pound, Stravinsky, Diaghilev et al. There are also some graves of British naval personnel. We found one such grave dating to 1919 and giving the names of the ship. With the Internet and the help of a naval society I managed to track down the history of the ship and the sailor’s family. (Yes I really should either get out more or take up knitting). From San Michele take the vaporetto across to Murano. Ignore the blandishments of the glass factories and explore the island. It is, away from the two main vaporetto stops, an ideal place to relax and there is the magnificent church of San Donato. In addition there is an excellent restaurant Al Canton next door. Venetian owned and run by Venetians and that is an increasing rarity nowadays.

Arriving back at Fondamente Nuove walk back by way of the Miracoli which is an absolute gem and then by degrees to Strada Nouva where you will find yourself back in the hurly burly of Venice.

However the Biennale opened three days ago and the city is full of collateral exhibitions in addition to the main Biennale site in Giardini. There are at least three in Strada Nouva. I hope that you don’t mind this suggestion.

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10. Re: places to visit

I would recommend taking the boat to San Giorgio di Maggiore and climbing the clock tower there for a magnificent view of Venice and the surrounding area.