Rick Steves’ Europe: Venice, Italy

Piazza San Marco—the storied square punctuated by its 11th century basilica—endures as an awe-inspiring portal to the city’s many splendors

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Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge Grand Canal Venice Italy
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Getting around by gondola --- whether passing under the 400-year-old Rialto, the city's oldest bridge, or gliding on narrow waterways -- offers a chance to synchronize with the tranquil Venetian tempo.


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