venice,italy

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Carnival masks, bags and other souvenirs are emblems of Venice at a kiosk beside the Grand Canal
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A commonplace sight in Venice--a man in silhouette manoevering his boat through the city's complex waterways
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A motorboat weaves its way through high walls and an ancient canal system in Venice
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A misty morning in Venice provides a classic view of gondolas and gondolier
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Venetian gondoliers in traditional striped jerseys chatting at the San Marco waterfront
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Venice's doge's (or ducal) palace and the San Marco campanile on a sunny day
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Venice's glorious doge's palace, updated, includes tourist souvenirs
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Before lunch in Venice's San Marco square
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A selfie moment in a gondola passing under Venice's famous Bridge of Sighs
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Be prepared-- tourists in large groups hit Venice every morning, jampacked most of all on the waterfacing Riva Schiavoni near San Marco
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In Venice's Canale della Giudecca a large multideck ship of the size many Venetian residents loathe disappears out to sea
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The gleaming domes of Santa Maria della Salute church stand out above Venice's busy southernmost waterfront

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San Giorgo Maggiore island facing Venice with its basilica prominent
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The best known view of San Giorgo Maggiore island, probably, is from Venice's waterfront
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Burano island close to Venice has a similar canal system but its houses are homelier and painted in bright colours
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Reflections in a canal in the island of Burano in the lagoon close to Venice
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A lacemaker, spectacles low on her nose, at work in the 'dalla Olga' shop in Burano, close to Venice
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A display of beautiful lace and lace-trimmed fabrics in the 'dalla Olga' shop in Burano island close to Venice
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A glassblower shapes a glass vase in the 'Ferro & Lazzarini' premises on Murano island, famous for its stylish 'Venetian' glass
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Boatbuilder, gondolas his speciality, Roberto Tarantin explains the technique beside a gondola in his Venice boatyard
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Carlo Marega, maskmaker and proprietor of the Atelier Marega in the heart of Venice, explains his art, a 'model' beside him
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Chioggia island and fishing port, 25 km south of Venice in the lagoon, also has canals but, unlike Venice, cars too
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In Chioggia's port a boat, painted bright red, dispays Venice's emblem of a winged lion on its bow
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A fisherman's cabin seems isolated in lagoon waters south of Venice
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Beside a canal in space-conscious Venice a resident has created a flourishing window box garden
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On a Sunday in Venice children, watched by parents, play in Campo Santa Margherita in the Dursoduro district
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The grandest spectacle in Venice, the San Marco basilica attracts visitors in multitudes and needs time and patience to explore
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The Grand Canal in Venice is the city's Main Street and, from every angle and in all weathers, a glory to behold
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Ideally, you glide through Venice in your gondola but, in a working city, even the famous Accademia bridge is less than alluring
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Boats rule in Venice, a city without cars. (Of course, they aren't far away.)
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