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La Giudecca, Venice

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Island Neighborhood
Get away from the crowds and discover another side of Venice at La Giudecca, the city's largest island. Once an area of opulent palaces and gardens frequented by nobles, the island became largely industrial during the 20th century. Nowadays, many factories and shipyards have given way to luxury hotels and apartments. Still, its palpable working-class vibe makes up much of the island's appeal, drawing visitors with its more laid-back, community atmosphere. Explore the small alleys, artist's studios, and local shops, then grab a meal at one of the waterfront restaurants--which are much more affordable than those on the mainland. Access the island by vaporetto. Before you head to Venice, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Venice travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Venice has to offer, including La Giudecca.
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  • Seen from St. Mark's square and opposite the island is vacant. Resonate Le Church and it can be slow. Is a good breather breaks soon if you cross by vaporetto.
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  • The island is connected during the 3rd Sunday of July for the Redentore by a floating bridge. Beyond that there are the Redentore, the mill Church, San Giorgio Maggiore, several Church, an art gallery and a small friendly neighborhood.
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  • Having never been to Venice before initially we wanted to stay in the heart. However after finding an amazing Air B'n'B we decided to stay here and it was the best decision. You have easy access to al...  more »

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Save money and avoid tourist crowds by booking your accommodation outside the historical center of Venice. Central Venice is full of picturesque canals and narrow lanes, but it is also extremely noisy and hectic throughout the day and late into the night. You can explore the ancient city's charms at your own pace by staying at a comfortable B&B or small hotel located in the city's residential suburbs. To stay close to the finest beaches and restaurants, check into a hotel on the island of Lido, the city's famous seaside resort.
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