1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom and 1 big kitchen with River views
Roberta Celegato & Enrico Perazzolo
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About Roberta Celegato & Enrico Perazzolo
I'm Roberta and I managed 4 Holiday Homes near Venice from 7 years. I really had only one dream: to be able to offer you the best confort and honest price twice, when you are a couple or a family. I really hope I have won this challenge!
Roberta Celegato & Enrico Perazzolo purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Roberta Celegato & Enrico Perazzolo chose Mira
Palladio is in the centre of Mira, very cool village close to Venice, in the Venice countryside, where you can meet people like me or have lunch & glass of wine in peace and calm, looking at the ancient buildings and villas... Wonderful!!
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Given its rich past, Venice is home to plenty of historic sites and museums. What there's a shortage of is quality nightlife. Instead, exert your energy touring the city's churches and riding along the canal because only a few low-key bars offer evening entertainment. But if you're a connoisseur of the Italian opera, you might enjoy a night out at the Teatro La Fenice.
If you can't decide how to start a busy day in Venice, experts and experienced travelers recommend hopping on a vaporetto and sightseeing from the waters of the Grand Canal. Recent visitors also recommend signing up for a tour with Context Travel Venice.
St. Mark's Basilica is a must-see. Originally built in the first century A.D., the church's entrance is flanked by replicas of bronze horse statues that were originally pillaged from Constantinople. Be sure to dress properly and respectfully to visit, as you won't be allowed to cross the bronze horses with bare shoulders or knees.
Another popular site is the Ca' d' Oro (or Golden House), of the Cannaregio sestiere (neighborhood). The palace's gold-lined interior once served as the residence of the famous ballet dancer Maria Taglioni. And if you're traveling with your significant other, you might want to pause for a kiss (at sunset while in a gondola) underneath the Bridge of Sighs. According to legend, it's supposed to ensure eternal love.
Venice is filled with museums that brilliantly display the city's rich artistic past. One of the most well-known is the Academy Gallery (Gallerie dell'Accademia) in Dorsoduro. The modern art housed in the nearby Peggy Guggenheim Collection is also quite popular, as is the Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace).
There is a museum pass available for some of Venice's best known museums. It does not include all of them. It is already worthwhile buying it if you intend to visit the two big museums at Saint Marc Square: The Doge's Palace and Correr Museum. A more expensive pass also including some famous churches and transportation is available at the tourist information.
From the Water
Gondolas may provide the most defining picture of Venice. Back in the day, these slender and shallow boats steered by a single, trained and respected gondolier were the main mode of transportation. Today, they are mainly for visitors and are priced that way. Nevertheless, a gondola ride down the Grand Canal is worth the splurge. The best -- but most expensive -- time to ride is dusk; however, it's also the prettiest and most calm time to see the sights.
Although gondoliers cluster around San Marco, travel writers predict a better bargain if you take a gondola near San Polo or Rialto. Haggling is welcome, but be sure to agree on price and the length of the ride before getting in the boat.
A vaporetto (water bus) ride is a cheaper way to see the city from the water: The No. 1 line -- probably the most scenic and all-encompassing, as it goes from Piazzale Roma near the train station to San Marco and Lido.
After exploring the main city, you might enjoy a vaporetto ride to some of the surrounding islands. The cemetery island of San Michele is especially not to be missed. In the north, the island of Murano is famed for its glassware, and recent visitors say it's worth the trip to see the glassblowers in action. Nearby Burano is known for its lace-making; visit the Museo del Merletto, or Lace Museum, to see the group of Buranese women sewing traditional lace doilies and table linens.
South of Venice is Lido. Although its resorts are best described as overpriced and its beaches categorized as uninspiring, it's also quite busy in the warm summer months.
The streets of Venice are lined with little stores selling a range of items from high-end designer goods to affordable souvenirs. If you want to get something Venetian to take home, be aware that the city is known for crafting various items such as Carnival masks, glassware and lace. The Venetian islands of Murano and Burano, in particular, are famous for their glassmakers and lace makers, respectively. However, with the rise in the tourism industry, the authenticity and origin of these pieces in stores are sometimes doubtful. Prices for the real stuff can be incredibly steep.