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Ca' d'Oro - Cannaregio 3931-3932. This building built in the 1400s houses an art museum. The buildings contain the Baron Franchetti's valuable private collection of paintings; sculptures; and furniture, donated to the Italian government during World War I. There is so much to see and do here, you'll have to set aside the best part of a day in order to get through it all.

Basilica di S. Donato Murano - Loocated at Isola di Murano. This church, which has been completely restored, dates back to the 12th century. The richly decorated apse and the Byzantine mosaic on the vault, and the spellbinding mosaic on the church floor are absolutely beautiful. This church is a sight not to be missed.

Naval History Museum - Campo San Biasio, Castello 2148. This museum is filled with cannons; ships' models; and fragments of old vessels dating back to the days when Venice was supreme in the Adriatic. The main attraction is the gilded model of the Bucintoro, the great ship of the doge. There are many other exhibits to see throughout the museum, including models of historic and modern fighting ships; local fishing and rowing craft; and a collection of 24 Chinese junks.

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Venice Shopping

Venetian glass and lace are famous throughout the world. There are many places where you can go and browse through a wide range of localy manufactured items. The greatest concentration of shops is around Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, although the prices are a little higher than other areas, the quality is much better. For a great selection of local handmade artistic and ornamental glass, go to the island of Murano.

Venice Restaurants and Bars

Venice Restaurants

Trattoria da Fiore - Calle delle Botteghe. This one of the best trattorias in town, and is popular with the locals and tourists alike. They serve arange of local dishes, including penne alla Fiore and fritto misto. The food is excellent and the prices are reasonable.

Trattoria Dall'Amelia - Via Miranese 113. This is one of the most popular trattorias in Venice. They serve an excellent range of regional dishes, such as wholemeal bigoli pasta with shellfish and a prawn and marrow flan. They have an excellent selection of local and Italian wines. This restauarant is highly recommended.

Al Covo- Campiello della Pescaria. This charming restaurant is very popular with locals and tourists alike. They serve a range of local dishes, including potato gnocchi flavored with local whitefish; seafood ravioli; linguine blended with zucchini and fresh peas; and fritto misto with scampi. The food is excellent and the prices are very reasonable.

Venice Bars & Clubs

Al Calice - Piazza Ferretto 70/B. This wine bar is one of the oldest in town, dating back nearly 100 years. There is a garden in the back, where you can enjoy some of the finest wines in the region. They have an extensive wine list, including the best local and Italian wines. This is a great place to go and relax, taste some wine and meet new people.

Casanova Music Cafe - Lista di Spagna, Cannaregio 158A. This is one of the most popular dance clubs in Venice and is frequented by a mixed crowd of locals and tourists alike. They play a wide range of dance music ranging from alternative to salsa. This is a great place to go if you're looking to dance and party all night long.

Martini Scala Club - Calle Cafetier 1007. This piano bar is very popular with the locals and tourists alike. It is a great place to if you're looking to have a more relaxed evening out, having a few drinks and mabye dancing a little.

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