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[{"address":"Cannaregio","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":45.4438423962561,"longitude":12.327508094887865},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Canal-side Charms: Cannaregio**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F4.JPG?alt=media&token=93e81f21-827b-4937-ac69-f8cf04f0ddf6"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the beautiful historic district of Cannaregio! Are you ready to explore with me? Did you know that Cannaregio is the largest of Venice's six districts? That's right, it's a vast area of winding streets and hidden gems that are just waiting to be discovered.\n\nTake a look around, do you see all those charming Venetian buildings? With its colorful architecture and picturesque canals, it's no wonder why Venice is known as the\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"City of Water.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"As the famous painter Claude Monet once said,"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"I never get tired of looking at Venetian motifs, because they are so varied and rich in color.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"One of the unique features of Cannaregio is the historic Jewish Quarter or Ghetto. This area played a significant role in Venetian history, dating all the way back to the 16th century. It was one of the first areas in Europe where Jews were allowed to live freely. There are still several synagogues and Jewish cultural centers in the area, making it a must-visit for history buffs and those interested in culture and religion.\n\nAnother hidden gem of Cannaregio is the stunning Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli. This beautiful church is often overlooked by tourists, but it's definitely worth a visit. The façade is covered in intricate marble sculptures and decorations that are sure to take your breath away. As the saying goes, \"nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it\", let's remember the Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli today.\n\nNow that we have explored Cannaregio's district, why not indulge in some of the local delicacies? There are plenty of charming restaurants and cafes where you can try some traditional Venetian cuisine, including fresh seafood and delicious cicchetti.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F44.jpg?alt=media&token=bf25b8a6-48ac-4ada-acf0-af113e07e971"},{"type":"text","content":"Take your time and enjoy everything that Cannaregio has to offer. When you're ready, let's move on to the next stop on our tour!"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F444.jpg?alt=media&token=7210b52a-4cde-4378-841e-3d406afc4fa6"},{"type":"text","content":"The best time to go to Cannaregio is April, May, September, and October."},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannaregio"}]},{"address":"A La Vecia Papussa","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":45.444985466128884,"longitude":12.33061864999999},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Authentic Venetian Cuisine: A La Vecia Papussa**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F6.jpg?alt=media&token=4ea54a6a-e6f3-4f2a-9296-064396b192f2"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to A La Vecia Papussa, one of my favorite stops on this walking tour of Venice. Did you know that this little alleyway is considered to be one of the narrowest streets in the whole city? You might feel like you're in a maze as you navigate through the winding channels and alleys, but trust me, it's all part of the magic of exploring Venice.\n\nAs the saying goes,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"The best things come in small packages,\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"and that is certainly true when it comes to A La Vecia Papussa. This hidden gem might be easy to miss, but it holds a lot of value for those who discover it. In the past, it was a place where local women would come to wash their clothes in the canal, but today it's home to one of the best restaurants in the city. I once heard someone describe A La Vecia Papussa as the perfect place to indulge in traditional Venetian cuisine and sip on a glass of wine while watching the world go by."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F66.jpg?alt=media&token=8bd3d0f1-09da-4d0f-b6e1-7e315e00b94d"},{"type":"text","content":"Take a moment to look around and absorb the ambiance of this unique stop. You might notice the traditional Venetian masks adorning the walls or hear the sounds of a gondolier navigating through the canal. If you're feeling brave, I highly recommend venturing down the narrow alleyway to see where it leads.\n\nBefore we move on to the next stop, I want to share a personal story with you. When I first came to Venice, I stumbled upon A La Vecia Papussa by accident. I was feeling lost and overwhelmed by the crowds of tourists in the main areas. But as soon as I turned down this little alleyway, I felt like I had discovered a whole new city. Now, every time I come back to Venice, I make sure to stop by A La Vecia Papussa and savor the unique experience it offers.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F666.jpg?alt=media&token=deed537d-0aef-4046-9c96-86bad17e5d23"},{"type":"text","content":"I hope you've enjoyed this stop as much as I have. Take your time and when you're ready, let's move on to the next hidden gem on our tour."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening hours:\nWednesday 10 am–1 am\nThursday 10 am–1 am\nFriday 10 am–1 am\nSaturday 10 am–1 am\nSunday 10 am–1 am\nMonday 10 am–1 am\nTuesday 10 am–1 am"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website","content":"http://alaveciapapussa.it/"}]},{"address":"Ponte Chiodo","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":45.442845316127695,"longitude":12.334731600000008},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Hidden Gem Bridge: Ponte Chiodo**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F1.jpg?alt=media&token=3eecacf8-5b13-4d2a-9478-1f4a7b4685ac"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Ponte Chiodo, the only bridge in Venice that has no parapet. I bet you didn't know that! My name is Emmi and I will be your local guide for this stop on our walking tour of Venice.\n\nIn front of us is Ponte Chiodo, a small but unique bridge that holds a special place in the hearts of Venetians. This bridge may seem unassuming at first, but it has a mystery and charm that is hard to ignore. In fact, the bridge carries an air of secretive power that few can resist. As the only bridge in Venice without a parapet, it has been known to make travellers feel like they're on a tightrope.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F11.jpg?alt=media&token=e66da02f-39ed-4673-ba96-775b797180b4"},{"type":"text","content":"But did you know that Ponte Chiodo was once an important crossroads for Venice's communication and transport system? As the only bridge between two canals, Ponte Chiodo was vital for trade and transport in the city. Today, it's a hidden gem and a great spot for wedding photos for locals.\n\nAs the famous Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go\".**"},{"type":"text","content":"Now, I don't know about you but I think the same can be said for Ponte Chiodo. Its uniqueness and charm will leave a lasting impression that you will savor for days to come.\n\nSo take your time, explore the area and discover all the hidden secrets and hidden gems that this area has to offer. You just may stumble upon something that even Venetians haven't found yet!\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F111.jpg?alt=media&token=5901d0ca-f07d-4470-a8f4-867c6eaf2016"},{"type":"text","content":"When you're ready, we can move on to the next stop on our tour."},{"type":"text","content":"Wednesday Open 24 hours\nThursday Open 24 hours\nFriday Open 24 hours\nSaturday Open 24 hours\nSunday Open 24 hours\nMonday Open 24 hours\nTuesday Open 24 hours"},{"type":"link","title":"Location","content":"https://goo.gl/maps/bkuDTUW3etLKRTSM6"}]},{"address":"San Francesco della Vigna","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":45.43842366612522,"longitude":12.347418000000005},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Serene Sanctuary: San Francesco della Vigna**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F5.jpg?alt=media&token=67acca30-b903-4e33-911f-936d658669ef"},{"type":"text","content":"Hello and welcome to San Francesco della Vigna! Are you ready to explore one of the hidden gems of Venice with me?\n\nDid you know that San Francesco della Vigna is one of the largest churches in Venice and is dedicated to Saint Francis of Assisi?\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F55.jpg?alt=media&token=36e11893-d2dd-46aa-93be-34bda522d7e2"},{"type":"text","content":"As some of you may already know, Saint Francis is the patron saint of animals and the environment. So it's fitting that this stunning church is located in one of the lushest and greenest areas of Venice.\n\nOne of the unique features of this stop is the artwork found throughout the church, including paintings by Veronese and Tiepolo. Take your time to admire these beautiful works of art and imagine the skill and dedication required to create them.\n\nTo truly appreciate San Francesco della Vigna, make sure to take a stroll through the lush gardens outside the church. It's the perfect place to take a break and soak up the natural beauty of Venice.\n\nAs we move on to our next stop, I encourage you to take a moment to reflect on the historical and cultural significance of San Francesco della Vigna. It truly is a hidden gem that offers a unique glimpse into the history of Venice.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F555.jpg?alt=media&token=7498f60d-d3b2-4a0d-b3ba-3c7e1f07fa2d"},{"type":"text","content":"Ok, if you are done here let's move on and explore more of this breathtaking city."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening HOurs:\nWednesday 10 am–6 pm\nThursday 10 am–6 pm\nFriday 10 am–6 pm\nSaturday 10 am–6 pm\nSunday 10 am–6 pm\nMonday 10 am–6 pm\nTuesday 10 am–6 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://www.facebook.com/SanFrancescoDellaVignaVenezia"}]},{"address":"Scuola Grande di San Marco","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":45.439604566125844,"longitude":12.341441200000007},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Grand Venetian Splendor: Scuola Grande di San Marco**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F4.jpg?alt=media&token=8b0775d5-ba34-4108-8898-2b94b7216806"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the Scuola Grande di San Marco, one of the most fascinating and historical stops on our walking tour of Venice. Did you know that this building served as the headquarters for the prestigious Scuola di San Marco, one of the six major scuole grandi in Venice dating back to the 13th century?\n\nAs a famous architect once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Venice is a great place to wander and get lost, to discover artisan workshops and hidden gardens\".**"},{"type":"text","content":"And I couldn't agree more! This stop is a hidden gem, one that many visitors to Venice overlook. But believe me, the Scuola Grande di San Marco is a must-see attraction that you simply cannot miss."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F44.jpg?alt=media&token=4de1cd71-59e0-430b-99bd-efd6a5ff8dc2"},{"type":"text","content":"This stop is particularly special to me because it's a place where history comes alive. I remember being told that the Scuola di San Marco was established to promote charity and provide a sense of community for Venetians. The building itself is an architectural marvel, designed to inspire awe and wonder with its grand entrance and intricate details. From the moment you walk through the door, you'll feel like you've stepped back in time to a different era.\n\nI encourage you to take your time exploring this stop and interact with the environment. As you look around, you'll notice the beautiful frescoes, ornate ceilings, and elegant staircases. Try to imagine what it must have been like to attend a meeting or event here centuries ago.\n\nDon't forget to look out for unique features or hidden gems, like the secret doors or the hidden cistern. And if you're feeling brave, head up to the rooftop terrace, where you'll be greeted by breathtaking views of Venice.\n\nI want you to feel like a local, discovering the hidden secrets and gaining insider knowledge. So take your time absorbing all of the history and culture that this stop has to offer. And when you're ready, we'll move on to our next hidden gem.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F444.jpg?alt=media&token=81a8ed02-52c7-494f-819c-37c2e8aabcf1"},{"type":"text","content":"As we move on to our next stop, I encourage you to keep your eyes and ears open, as there are plenty more surprises and delightful discoveries waiting for us on this tour. Let's continue on our journey, exploring the best of Venice, one step at a time."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nWednesday 9:30 am–5:30 pm\nThursday 9:30 am–5:30 pm\nFriday 9:30 am–5:30 pm\nSaturday 9:30 am–5:30 pm\nSunday Closed\nMonday Closed\nTuesday 9:30 am–5:30 pm\n\nEntry Fee:\nfull € 8, students under 26\n€ 6, school students\n€ 3. Free for under 12 children accompanied by adults, handicapped persons, licensed tour guides, ICOM\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website","content":"https://www.scuolagrandesanmarco.it/"}]},{"address":"Rialto Bridge","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":45.43805371612502,"longitude":12.3359319},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F1.jpg?alt=media&token=26e6db48-060f-4dac-8ba5-fbc6b7c96d3f"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the charming and historic Rialto Bridge! Have you ever wondered what it's like to stand in the footsteps of history? Well, here we are, right in front of one of the oldest and most iconic bridges in Venice. I bet you didn't know that it took over three years to build this beautiful structure! In fact, it was only supposed to take two years, but the construction was slowed down due to tensions between the architects and city officials. Eventually, the bridge was completed in 1591 and has been a beloved landmark ever since.\n\nAs a famous explorer once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go\".**"},{"type":"text","content":"And I couldn't agree more. This hidden gem is truly a treat for the senses. Take a moment to look around, soak up the view of the Grand Canal and the bustling market below, and breathe in the salty sea air. Can you feel the excitement and energy of this historic city?"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F11.jpg?alt=media&token=769ad5d8-b2d1-4741-8df5-0d9593a93481"},{"type":"text","content":"As your guide, I want to make sure you get the most out of your visit to Rialto Bridge. Take your time and explore every inch of this stunning structure. You can even try some of the local delicacies from the nearby market vendors, or maybe indulge in a glass of wine at a nearby bacaro (a traditional Venetian bar).\n\nAnd for those of you who love to shop, this area is a shopper's paradise with many boutique shops selling everything from souvenirs to the finest Italian leather goods. If you need any tips or recommendations, don't hesitate to ask me!\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F111.jpg?alt=media&token=6c4d27b6-8c69-4d49-94e1-8aca1c798559"},{"type":"text","content":"Now, if you're ready for our next adventure, let's move on. But before we go, be sure to snap a picture of this breathtaking view of the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge to remember your visit forever."},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rialto_Bridge"}]},{"address":"St. Mark's Square","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":45.43415491699443,"longitude":12.338627463809804},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **St. Mark's Square, Venice, Italy**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F2.jpg?alt=media&token=1e4b7d88-8932-4a58-a0fe-1164924a298f"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to St. Mark's Square! Have you ever wondered what it's like to stand in the footsteps of history? This world-famous square is a must-see stop on your Venice tour. Did you know that this square was named after Saint Mark, the patron saint of Venice? Well, now you do!\n\nIn front of us is the iconic St. Mark's Basilica, an impressive cathedral known for its Byzantine architecture. As a guide, I once heard someone describe it as\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"a jewel box filled with treasures.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"Can you imagine how long it took to construct this masterpiece? Over 800 years!"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F22.jpg?alt=media&token=be2002e6-5ccd-4f90-8e5b-ee98232bea5b"},{"type":"text","content":"As famous poet Lord Byron once said,"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs, a palace and a prison on each hand.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"If we look to our right, we can see the Bridge of Sighs, which connects the Doge's Palace to the Prigioni (prison). It is named after the sighs of prisoners as they took their last look at Venice before being locked up.\n\nTake a moment to soak in the atmosphere of this cultural hub. Can you hear the live music by the street performers? Can you smell the delicious pastries and coffee of the nearby cafes?\n\nAs your guide, let me remind you to keep an eye out for any hidden discoveries or unique features of the square. Maybe you'll spot a local artist selling their masterpieces or find a tasty gelato spot.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F222.jpg?alt=media&token=c6ddd928-533c-4e69-be14-df6c57e6fd73"},{"type":"text","content":"I hope you enjoyed exploring St. Mark's Square with me. Take your time to look around, and when you're ready, let's continue our journey to the next stop."},{"type":"link","title":"Location","content":"https://goo.gl/maps/RZxGrjMQAVUUB2u68"}]},{"address":"Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":45.434871316123214,"longitude":12.33460215000001},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Spiraling Architectural Marvel: Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F8.jpg?alt=media&token=196b3cc5-82cc-4cf0-b41a-c2186ce70ed0"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, a true hidden gem of Venice. Have you ever wondered what it's like to stand in the footsteps of Venetian history? Well, now's your chance! Can you guess how long it took to build the iconic Bovolo staircase that we see in front of us? A staggering 3 years!\n\nAs a famous person once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go\".**"},{"type":"text","content":"This building is the perfect example of the captivating architecture that Venice has to offer. The delicate spiral staircase is truly mesmerizing, isn't it?"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F88.jpg?alt=media&token=ed276e61-c2db-4299-8a45-69061def7fad"},{"type":"text","content":"I'm Emmi, your local guide, and I'm here to share my love for this city with you. I bet you didn't know that this building was once a residence for the Contarini family, one of the most influential families in Venetian history.\n\nNow, let's explore this hidden treasure. Take a moment to look around and absorb the intricate details of the staircase and the surrounding architecture. Did you notice the different styles of columns used on the ground floor? It's a unique blend of Renaissance and Gothic styles.\n\nVenice is full of hidden secrets and this is one of them! Don't forget to snap a photo of the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo for your Venice memory book. And when you're done here, I'll take you to our next stop: Campo Santa Margherita to indulge in some delicious Venetian cuisine.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F888.jpg?alt=media&token=767a98eb-a758-4efa-b429-50484731f69a"},{"type":"text","content":"Take your time and move to the next stop when you're ready. Venice is waiting to be explored!"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nWednesday 10 am–5:30 pm\nThursday 10 am–5:30 pm\nFriday 10 am–5:30 pm\nSaturday 10 am–5:30 pm\nSunday 10 am–5:30 pm\nMonday 10 am–5:30 pm\nTuesday 10 am–5:30 pm\n\nEntry Fee:\n8 € · Reduced ticket:\n€ 6 (children 12-26 years and visitors over 65 years) ·\nChildren 0-12 years: free admission.\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Location","content":"https://goo.gl/maps/LmgArwdagbJJzU748"}]},{"address":"Campo San Maurizio","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":45.43277813773177,"longitude":12.331579276922596},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Charming Square Retreat: Campo San Maurizio**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F7.jpg?alt=media&token=fca2b7e4-ab80-44f2-b187-c65e4fae9a98"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Campo San Maurizio, my fellow adventurers! Can you believe that you're standing in the very same spot where the Venetian artists and poets used to hang out to gain inspiration? Yes, you heard it right! This bustling square was once the hub of artistic and intellectual activity in Renaissance Venice. I bet you're excited to hear more about it, so let's get started!\n\nAs the famous poet Rainer Maria Rilke once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"The only journey is the one within.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"This quote perfectly encapsulates the spirit of Campo San Maurizio. This place is not just a square; it's a journey that takes you back in time to witness the intellectual and artistic revolution in all its glory."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F77.jpg?alt=media&token=fca59b61-a351-4195-9e07-914fdbe9310d"},{"type":"text","content":"Right in front of us stands the magnificent statue of Fra' Paolo Sarpi, the defender of Venetian liberties against the tyranny of the Papal States. As you take a closer look at the statue, you'll notice that he appears to be pointing towards the sky. This is symbolic of his courage and determination to stand up against powerful foes.\n\nBut do you know the anecdote about the mysterious markings on the statue's robe? Legend has it that they were carved by Sarpi himself during his lifetime and represent a secret code to uncover his clandestine activities. I'll let you decide if that's true or not.\n\nTake a moment to soak in the vibrant and electric atmosphere of this square. If you look around, you'll notice that this place attracts tourists and locals alike. You can hear the sound of sidewalk vendors hawking their wares and the distant chime of church bells from a nearby basilica.\n\nAre you ready to continue on our journey? Don't forget to take a picture with the Fra' Paolo Sarpi statue to make this moment last forever. And remember, it's not just a statue; it's a symbol of the untiring spirit of the Venetian people.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F777.jpg?alt=media&token=7099332b-5a03-41cb-b1a4-1e5ef62b7ff0"},{"type":"text","content":"Ok, if you're done here, let's move on to the next stop. Keep your eyes peeled for all the hidden gems that Venice has in store for us!"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nWednesday Open 24 hours\nThursday Open 24 hours\nFriday Open 24 hours\nSaturday Open 24 hours\nSunday Open 24 hours\nMonday Open 24 hours\nTuesday Open 24 hours\n\nFree Entry\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website","content":"https://www.mercatinocamposanmaurizio.it/"}]},{"address":"Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":45.434830461801056,"longitude":12.326057950000013},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, Italy**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F3.jpg?alt=media&token=abf46ed3-51af-49c6-9e33-553394a2a8ee"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Sentence: Have you ever wondered what it's like to stand in the footsteps of history? Well, you're in the right place because we have arrived at a true Venetian icon, the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.\n\nMemorable Quote: I once heard someone describe the Basilica as\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"a pearl in a shell,\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"and I couldn't agree more."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F33.jpg?alt=media&token=df701600-96c3-46b8-bbfd-1ceeb2bf9a9f"},{"type":"text","content":"As we stand in front of this stunning edifice, let me tell you a little bit about its history. The Basilica was built in 1631 as a tribute to the Virgin Mary for saving Venice from the plague. It took nearly 50 years to complete and was designed by Baldassare Longhena, one of Venice's most celebrated architects.\n\nWhat makes this Basilica so unique is its location. It's situated at the tip of Dorsoduro, where the Grand Canal meets the Venetian Lagoon. This allows for a breathtaking view of both the city and the sea. And, of course, the intricate mosaics and paintings inside are not to be missed.\n\nAs we take a moment to appreciate the Basilica's beauty, I encourage you to take in the sights and sounds of the surrounding area. The waterfront promenade offers stunning views of the lagoon and the colorful boats that sail by. You can also explore the nearby Peggy Guggenheim Collection, a museum dedicated to modern art.\n\nBefore we depart, I want to let you in on a little secret. If you walk just a few minutes to the south, you'll find yourself in a charming neighborhood filled with local artists and hidden gems. It's truly a local's favorite and not to be missed.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FRtlllzLQpUXNXDO9bC8T%2F333.jpg?alt=media&token=21eaa2c3-dcb6-48b3-9d34-a864d6837460"},{"type":"text","content":"Ok, if you're done here, let's move on to the next stop. But take your time and savor the moment before we continue on our journey through the enchanting city of Venice."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Time:\nBetween 09:00 and 12:00. In the afternoon, the church is open from 15:00 to 18:30 in summer and until 17:30 in winter. Entry is free"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"http://basilicasalutevenezia.it/la-basilica/"}]}]
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