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20 Things to do in Florence, Italy Travel Guide

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20 Things to do in Florence, Italy Travel Guide

Come join us as we visit Florence, Italy in this travel guide covering the best things to do, eat and experience in the city. Quite possibly the most beautiful city in Italy features stunning architecture, cathedrals and artwork along with great food and markets worth visiting. Overall, no trip to Italy is really complete without a visiting Florence.

20 Things to do in Florence City Tour | Italy Travel Guide: (FIRENZE ITALIA)

Intro - 00:01
1) Florence Cathedral (Il Duomo di Firenze) / 5 Attractions Pass: - 00:35
2) Bell Tower of Florence (Giotto's Campanile) - 01:32
3) Florence Baptistery (Battistero di San Giovanni) - 02:16
4) Museum of the Works of the Cathedral (Museo dell’Opera del Duomo) - 02:41
5) Crypt of Santa Reparata - 03:00
6) Filippo Brunelleschi’s Dome of Florence Cathedral - 03:19
7) Gelato Grom - 03:42
8) Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi) - 04:27
9) Pizzeria Toto for Italian pizza- 06:09
10) Piazza della Signoria - 07:05
11) Palazzo Vecchio -07:19
12) Loggia dei Lanzi - 07:23
13) Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze / Gallery of the Academy of Florence - 08:07
14) Ponte Vecchio - 09:19
15) Piazzale Michelangelo - 10:18
16) Sunset Views of Florence - 10:20
17) Food at the Central Market in Florence- 10:47
18) Central Market Florence for grocery shopping - 12:00
19) Cooking Pasta at Home - 12:12
20) Florence at Night - 13:37
Outro - 13:40

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Our visit Florence travel guide covers some of the top attractions including a food guide to local Italian food, top sightseeing tourist attractions and the city by day and by night including visiting cathedrals, pizzerias, ruins, parks, the coliseum and the Vatican City. We cover activities you won't find in a typical Florence tourism brochure, Florence itinerary or Florence, Italy city tour also known as Firenze Italia.

20 Things to do in Florence, Italy Travel Guide Video Transcript: (FIRENZE)

Florence: when it comes to Renaissance art, there’s probably no better city in the world to soak it all in!

Our time here was spent viewing works by Italian masters both in museums and public spaces, marvelling at the architecture - in particular Florence Cathedral and its massive dome, going in search of the best lookout points, and eating plenty of pizza & gelato sharing the best things to do in Florence on your visit.

We paid 15 Euros for a ticket that gave us access to 5 attractions associated with Florence Cathedral. Giotto’s Campanile, the bell tower stands 84.7 metres with 414 steps.

We made our way over to our next attraction: the Baptistry. Known as both the Florence Baptistry and the Baptistry of Saint John.

We continued to Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, which is a museum dedicated to conserving artworks relating to Florence Cathedral.

It was time to climb the dome of Florence Cathedral. We ate our gelato at Grom and it was delicious.

The Uffizi Gallery is considered one of the best museums in the world focusing on the Italian Renaissance. Most of the art collection you see today was gifted to the city of Florence by Anna Maria Luisa, the last Medici heiress.

From Uffizi Gallery you get some pretty cool views of Ponte Vecchio and the Arno River from a higher vantage point.

We visited in Florence was Piazza della Signoria, an L-shaped square right in the heart of the city. A landmark in this square is Palazzo Vecchio or the Town Hall. And to the right of this building, you have the Loggia dei Lanzi.

Speaking of David, we did find him, over at Galleria dell’Accademia. Michelangelo’s David depicts the Biblical David carved out of a single block of marble.

Ponte Vecchia during the 16th century that one of the Medici ordered for the butcher shops to be replaced with jewellers.

When it comes to sunset in Florence, there are no better views than from Piazzale Michelangelo overlooking the historic center on the other side of the Arno River.

This indoor market is foodie central with the second floor of the market is filled with eateries. Central Market is a great place to pick up ingredients to bring back to your kitchen.

We hope you enjoyed this Florence travel guide and that it gave you ideas of things to do.

This is part of our Travel in Italy video series showcasing Italian food, Italian culture and Italian cuisine.

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Florence top 10 things to do and see

This video travel guide is all about Florence top ten attractions every visitor to the city must explore. However - There is a lot more to say - and see - in this gem of a city, so make sure to watch our special video guides about Florence's sightseeing, and find updated information on shopping, food and family attractions.
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10 Important Things to Know Before Visiting Florence

Visiting Florence soon? These are the most important things to know before you go to Florence, Italy. Top tips for first time visitors, including how to get from Pisa airport to Florence's city center, tips for eating well (beyond pizza and pasta), and the lowdown on taxis in Florence.

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Hi. Welcome to The Roman Guy How 2 Series. Today, we're going to show you to get the most out of your day trip to Florence.

A lot of people refer to Florence as a city, but it has much more of a small village type feel. It's perfect for a day trip because it's centrally located between Milan, Venice, and Rome, and very easy to get to by fast train. It's an hour from Rome, two hours from Venice, and an hour and 40 minutes from Milan. Think of it this way, it's a three-hour car ride from Rome to Florence or a one-hour train ride.

Our first stop is Accademia which is about 13 minutes by foot from the main train station. Be sure to RSVP tickets to Accademia to see Michelangelo's David. You can call ahead to get the lowest price or book online with one of our partners.

I recommend getting inside by 9:30 AM. Be sure to give yourself at least 30 minutes between your reservation and your train arrival time.
It's heavily debated on what Michelangelo's masterpiece is, but David is an amazing work of art with a great story. After David's completion, Michelangelo was asked why he worked so fast. His response was, I saw an angel trapped in that marble and I carved him until I set him free.

The central market of Florence is about a seven-minute walk from Accademia. In Italian, it's referred to as il Mercato Centrale. It's a great place to grab a coffee, some fruit or snacks to keep you going all day.

After the central market, you should head to Brunelleschi's Cathedral, which is Florence's central focal point. You'll hear the massive cathedral being referred to as il Duomo. It's recognized for its captivating color scheme, bronze doors, and magnificent cupola, or dome. The cathedral took over a hundred years to build and was consecrated in 1436 during the height of the Florentine Renaissance.

Right in Piazza del Duomo is a great artisanal gelato shop called Gelato Edoardo Bio. It's family-owned, organic, and has recipes that are over a hundred years old.

The Basilica of Santa Croce, is not only a beautiful church but the final resting place of Michelangelo and Galileo. One of the best parts about Santa Croce is on the outside. This lively piazza is a people-watchers dream.

There are plenty of outdoor restaurants in Florence but consider La Cantinetta Verrazzano. This is a local favorite and recommendation of one of our guides in Florence.

From here, you should pass by one of Italy's most famous bridges, the Ponte Vecchio or old bridge, famous for its shops physically built into the bridge. Today, most of them sell gold, but they've been selling different artisanal goods here since it was constructed as far back as the 12th century.

Now you're right around the corner from Piazza della Signoria. This square is connected to one of the world's most impressive collections of Renaissance art, the Uffizi Gallery.

Piazza della Signoria is host to a beautiful array of outdoor statues, monuments, and fountains. The most notable building in this square is Palazzo Vecchio which is the Town Hall of Florence.
By now, it should be getting late and you should consider going to All'Antico Vinaio for a Florentine sandwich.

On the way to the train station, you should stop by La Fontana del Porcellino. It's a bronze statue of a boar and Florence's most famous piece of folklore. You put a coin in the boar's mouth and let it slide out. If it successfully falls the grate below, it ensures a safe return to Florence. This tradition was documented as early as 1766.

From here, you're only 10 to 15 minutes from the main train station, but by a rule of thumb when in a foreign city, you should try to get there 20 minutes early.

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Florence is one of the most attractive cities in this part of Italy and has many tourist delights. A Renaissance City this is in the middle of Tuscany and has some of the best cathedrals, museums, streets and squares and churches and shops and buildings.
The most important places to visit in Florence are: Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore adn Galleria Degli Uffizi.
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Located in Southern Europe, this boot-shaped country is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations for a number of reasons that include art treasures, trendy fashion, stunning landscapes, passionate people and top-class cuisine. Italy offers so much to see and do that it would take a lifetime to explore.

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#10 0:15 SICILY
It offers an array of cultural, historic, art and natural marvels. Visit Mount Etna, Valle dei Templi, Taormina, Syracuse, Marsala, Palermo, Savoca (filming locations of The Godfather), San Vito lo Capo, Gole Dell'Alcantara, Lipari, etc.

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#9 1:38 ALBEROBELLO
It is a unique village located in Apulia famous for its traditional small stone huts with a conical roof, called trullo. The trulli of Alberobello have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

#8 2:36 AMALFI COAST
It is a picturesque Italian coastline located one-hour drive from Naples. Visit Positano, Amalfi’s most picturesque town, take a boat ride along the coast, and hike to the Footpath of the Gods, a panoramic ridge above Positano.

#7 3:30 POMPEII AND MOUNT VESUVIUS
The ancient Roman city of Pompei, located just outside Naples, was buried under volcanic ash in the eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 AD. Pompeii was rediscovered as a result of the excavations in 1748.

#6 4:39 ROME
Just walking in the city center, you can enjoy the ancient ruins of Roman Forum, Colosseum, Circus Maximus, or Pantheon, a former Roman temple and now a Church, etc. Don’t miss also Trevi Fountain, Altare della Patria, or Spanish Steps and Vatican City.

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#5 5:39 CIVITA DI BAGNOREGGIO
Sometimes it is also referred to as the dying city, is an ancient town, located about 75 miles from Rome and founded by Etruscans over 2,500 years ago. The town is located on top of a plateau consisting of volcanic tuff and is in constant danger of erosion.

#4 6:26 TUSCANY
It is known for its beautiful landscapes, wine, history, and art mostly belonging to the Italian Renaissance. Driving through Tuscany you can experience several important historic towns and cities such as Florence, Sienna, Pisa, San Giminiano, Radda in Chianti, etc.

#3 7:20 CINQUE TERRE
Cinque Terre, or in English Five Lands, is a portion of the Italian coast on the Italian Riviera consisting of five picturesque fishing villages. The entire area of Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

#2 8:16 LAKE GARDA
It is the largest lake in Italy, located on the edge of the Dolomite mountains. Don’t miss Sirmione with beautiful beachfront and Grotte di Catullo or Gardaland (one of the top amusement parks).

#1 9:04 VENICE
It is built on over 100 small islands separated by canals and connected by over 400 bridges. Venice is also known for its glass and glass products (island of Murano). It is also home to several prominent international events such as Venice Film Festival or the Venice Biennale of Architecture and world-famous annual Venetian Carnival.
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10 Secrets of Florence you won't find on tourist guides

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Florence, or, as we call it in Italy, Firenze, is a beautiful city and there's a lot to see if you have a tourist guide in your hands. But there are also a bunch of interesting secrets that only people that grew up there, like us, know. And florentine guys often don't share secrets with foreign people! Se from here the idea of making a video about the most secret, non-for-tourist things to know about Florence. Enjoy!
This is the list of the secrets:
00:29 The secret bakeries
02:10 The Giardino del Bobolino
02:54 The Fall of the golden ball on the top of the Duomo
03:24 Wine doors (Buchette del Vino)
04:03 Giotto's dog on the campanile
04:43 the tag of the resurrection
05:53 the secret cemetery in Piazza del Limbo
06:33 The profile of a Bore, by Michelangelo
07:20 The scandal stone and the bronze pig

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FLORENCE TOP ATTRACTIONS: CATHEDRAL OF SAINT MARY OF THE FLOWER, GIOTTO TOWER, GALLERIA DELL'ACCADEMIA, GALLERIA UFFIZI, BEST SHOPPING STREETS, PONTE VECCHIO, LOCAL FOOD, HISTORY, and so much more! Get ready!This is the combination of all chapters of my video series on Florence, the capital of Tuscany in Italy. This is the product of a VLOG series in which I present to you my personal suggestions, my own travel guide to the city of FLORENCE! Here we explorevarious sites such as Piazza San Marco, The San Marco Museum where we check out some pieces of art by the greats Savonarola and Fra Angelico. After that we move onto the city's jewel, the church of Santa Maria del Fiore or St. May Of the Flower. There we explore 3 of its main attractions. The Church's bell Tower or Giotto's Tower, we climb all the way up and check out the amazing views. After that we go down to the Church itself and then we climb all the way up to the dome to check out the Dome's interior paintings from up close and then finish with amazing views of the city from a different angle. From the top of the dome. We finish our grand tour of this incredible church at night, having some Ice Cream! This is an in depth guide to this masterpiece of mankind. After that we move onto other attractions such as the Piazza Della Signoria ( City Hall), Galleria Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), some of the city's best shopping streets, galleria dell'accademia, we eat pizza and eat Gelato! We have a full blast you guys! Don´t forget to leave a comment, share and subscribe!

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Visit Italy - The DON'Ts of Visiting Italy

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Visiting Italy is an amazing experience whether you are seeing the Roman ruins throughout the country in places like Rome or Naples, but for all the amazing things you should do in Italy (visit Venice, Florence, Rome, Ravenna, Amalfi Coast, eat until you explode) there are things you DON'T DO when you come to Italy & Here are our 12 things NOT TO DO in Italy when you are traveling Italy.
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The Don'ts of Italy
1. Don't expect to get discount prices on fancy Italian luxury brands.

2. Don't eat near tourist sights. You will be ripped off and not get as good of Italian food as you would away from the tourist sights.

3. Don't Tip. They already charge you for service.
4. You Don't have to scream louder to get people to understand you.
5. Don't worry about overdressing, the Italians will always look better than you.
6. Don't just visit Rome and Venice, there is so much more to Italy.
7. Don't share your pizza and make sure you do eat it with your fork and knife.
8. Don't use the fast trains for short distances, they are not worth the significantly higher prices.
9. Don't expect to see spaghetti and meatballs on the menu TOGETHER. They will be there separately, but not together.
10. Don't expect a big breakfast in Italy. Just coffee and a cookie.
11. Don't overpack. You will be limited on space when traveling in Italy so pack accordingly.
12. Don't expect to be served food in a restaurant between 3pm and 7pm.

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Things To Do In Florence Italy, this video breaks down the best things to do in Florence Italy.

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We cover both the things to do and see in Florence Italy and the best things to do in Florence Italy. If you're wondering what to do in Florence and are going to visit Florence then this Florence travel guide should be of help.

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Our 2019 list of 5 amazing attractions and activities in Florence, Italy. Florence is located in the heart of Tuscany and is the birthplace of the Renaissance. With a population around 400,000 and over 1.5 million in its metropolitan area, Florence is home to incredible architecture, natural beauty and renaissance masterpieces.

Florence has incredible attractions, but what are the best? In this guide we visit the most popular Florentine attractions: Palazzo Vecchio and the Hall of 500 and climb Arnolfo’s Tower, David's Michelangelo, the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery (and see some amazing Renaissance masterpieces by Leonardo Da Vinci, Michealangelo, Botticelli, Raphael, and Caravaggio), and the Florence Duomo (and climb the dome)...we also have a bonus visit to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We hope you enjoy the video and pick up a few tips on the way. Thanks for watching.

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Pisa, Italy Day Trip from Florence! Travel Tips & Guide

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First you have to buy a train ticket. It is super easy. You don’t need to buy the tickets in advance. Find a ticket machine, press the language you need, then select buy your train ticket. One thing to keep in mind is that the names of the city are written in Italian. For example, Florence is Firenze. Next, pick the date and the time. The cost is 8.40 euros each trip. There’s no assigned seats so get there early to get seats.

The train doors don’t open for you. You have to press the button to get inside the train.

We are here in Pisa! It is a 20 minutes walk from the train station to the Square of Miracles where the Leaning Tower is of Pisa is located.

Buy the tickets to the Leaning Tower in advance on the actual website. You can buy the tickets 20 days before the day you’re visiting and up to 1 day in advance. Watch out for third party websites that try to rip you off by charging you double the cost. If you just want to climb up the tower, it is only 18 euros. Other websites will try to charge you up to 38 dollars for the same ticket.

Your ticket comes with free entrance to the Cathedral. Don’t forget to take advantage of that!

You can’t bring purses or backpacks into the tower. Don’t worry, they will keep your stuff in a locker for free.

Ever wonder why this tower leans? “Pisa” comes from the Greek word for “marshy land.” You would think the architects would have taken the subsoil into account while building a very tall bell tower, Nope! The foundation of the build is shallow and heavy. By the time they built the 2nd story the tower began to sink to one side. They tired to fix their mistake by building taller columns, but that did not help the poor tower.

At the very top you can walk a circle around the bell tower. You can take your time taking in the view of the city. They say you only have 30 minutes up there but nobody is really there to throw you out when your time is up. I was up there for well over 30 minutes. I am actually amazed how they are able to manage the crowds at each place we’ve been to. Limiting the amount of people at the entrance definitely made the visit very peaceful.

If you want to get a picture of the city with the leaning tower, then pay 5 euros to get in and see the view from the top of the Baptistery

With your tickets to the tower you can visit the cathedral for free. You can get a fixed time ticket for free to get in. I went in just fine without getting one. I guess it would depend on which days you are going and if there is an event going on. Check on their website to make sure there isn’t an event during the day you are visiting.

Alongside the Arno river is the Santa Maria della Spina church. It is free to visit. It’s a nice short stop. Della Spina translation is “of the thorn.” This represents the thorn placed on christ during his Passion and crucifixion. It was originally named Santa Maris di Pontenovo after a bridge that was nearby but it collapsed in the 15th century and was never rebuilt.

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What to do in MILAN, Italy. A Travel Guide.

Looking for things to do in Milan? We spend the day exploring Milan and came up with a great list of things to do while in the city.

We started the day at the iconic Milan Cathedral (Milan Duomo), checking out the outside of this beautiful structure. We then made our way over to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which has to be one of the most beautiful malls in the world.

After that we grabbed lunch at a nearby deli, and took our sandwiches to a square to eat them.

Later we made our way to Sempione Park, where we walked through the courtyard of Sforza Castle where Leonardo Di Vinci lived for awhile and you can now find some of his artwork.

Lastly we walked up the canals in the Navigli district where we had Aperitivo at a bar.

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If Rome represents the old Italy, Milan represents the new Italy. Milan is the most modern of all Italian cities, and it still keeps most of its past history intact.

Milan is famous for its wealth of historical and modern sights - the Duomo, one of the biggest and grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world, La Scala, one of the best established opera houses in the globe, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, an ancient and glamorous arcaded shopping gallery, the Brera art gallery, with some of the finest artistic works in Europe, the Pirelli tower, a majestic example of 1960s modernist Italian architecture, the San Siro, a huge and famed stadium, or the Castello Sforzesco, a grand medieval castle and the UNESCO's World Heritage Site Santa Maria delle Grazie Basilica, containing one of the world's most famous paintings: Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper.

The Duomo:
The Duomo is literally at the center of Milan. Streets radiate from the cathedral or circle it. The cathedral occupies a site that has been the most central location in the city since its founding.

The Duomo is the cathedral church of Milan, Lombardy, Italy. Dedicated to St Mary of the Nativity (Santa Maria Nascente), it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Archbishop Mario Delpini. The cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. It is the largest church in Italy (the larger St. Peter's Basilica is in the State of Vatican City) and the third largest in the world.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II:
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which is sometimes nicknamed “il salotto di Milano” (Milan’s drawing room), is an elegant nineteenth century shopping arcade. It houses numerous restaurants with terraces and some of the most luxurious boutiques of Milan.

Parco Sempione:
If you’re looking for some green space—and off-the-beaten-path sightseeing in Milan—head to Parco Sempione. Located in northwest Milan, this large park (116 acres) is the perfect place to enjoy a walk or run among flowers and greenery, far from the hustle and bustle of the urban jungle. But the park, constructed back in 1888, is also full of attractions—including an aquarium, sports stadium, Napoleonic arch, and even a medieval castle.

Sforza Castle:
Sforza Castle is in Milan, northern Italy. It was built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan, on the remnants of a 14th-century fortification.

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5 Best & Worst Things About Tuscany, Italy - Florence, Siena and Pisa

There are SO many great things about traveling in Italy, but also a few negative things - and some things that are great to keep in mind before you go there. After being in Tuscany for about a month, I'm sharing my 5 best & worst things about Tuscany.

I hope you can get a few tips and tricks to enjoy your stay there even more. My favorite things include - amongst other things - taking a cooking class and seeing the inside of the leaning tower in Pisa, and some of the worst things - in my opinion - are traffic and siesta.

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Florence is one of the most attractive cities in this part of Italy and has many tourist delights. A Renaissance City this is in the middle of Tuscany and has some of the best cathedrals, museums, streets and squares and churches and shops and buildings.
The most important places to visit in Florence are: Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Galleria Degli Uffizi.
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20 Things to do in Venice, Italy Travel Guide

Join us as we visit Venice, Italy in this travel guide covering the best things to do, see, experience and eat in Venice with highlights including island hopping, wandering around by foot, eating Venetian cuisine and admiring fascinating architecture.

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Intro - 00:01
1) Explore Venice on foot and get lost - 01:02
2) Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto / Ponte de Rialto) - 02:03
3) Ride the Vaporetto water bus (explore Venice by boat) - 02:27
4) St Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco / Piasa San Marco) - 02:59
5) St Mark’s Basilica (Basilica di San Marco / Baxéłega de San Marco) - 03:07
6) St Mark’s Campanile (Campanile di San Marco / Canpanièl de San Marco) - 03:25
7) Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale / Pałaso Dogal) - 03:40
8) Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri) - 03:51
9) Basilica of Saint Mary of Health (Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute) - 04:04
10) Gallerie dell'Accademia - 04:23
11) Gondola Ride in Venice - 04:33
12) La Zucca Pumpkin Restaurant - 05:20
13) Rialto Market / Mercato di Rialto - 06:58
14) Torcello Island (Torceło) - 07:30
15) Burano Island - 08:26
16) Mazzorbo Island - 08:59
17) Murano Island - 09:30
18) Lido (Lido di Venezia) - 10:07
19) Venetian Food at Osteria Mocenigo - 11:18
20) Venice by Night - 12:40
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Our visit Venice travel guide covers some of the top attractions including a food guide to local Italian food, top sightseeing tourist attractions and the city by day and by night including visiting cathedrals, canals, ruins and islands. We cover activities you won't find in a typical Venice tourism brochure, Venice itinerary or Venice, Italy city tour also known as Venezia Italia.

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We’re taking you on a whirlwind tour of Venice in winter visiting the famed Floating City. Join us as we show you the best things to see, do and eat in Venice.

The Vaporetto is Venice’s water bus service. The standard ticket is 7.50 Euros and valid for 60 minutes, the 1 day pass is 20 Euros and valid for 24 hours.

The most visited attraction in Venice: Piazza San Marco where there is quite a bit to see and do around the square beginning with St Mark’s Basilica.

St Mark’s Campanile, a tall brick bell tower was once used by approaching ships as a beacon to guide them home where you get great views of the city.

Then you have the Doge’s Palace, which was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the ruler of the former Republic of Venice built in the Venetian Gothic style.

Don't forget the Bridge of SIghs, whose name refers to the sighs of prisoners who would get their last glimpse of Venice as they were led from Doge's Palace to their cells.

Across to the other side of the Grand Canal, you have the Basilica of Saint Mary of Health and the Galleria dell’Accademia in case you’re in the mood for art.

A restaurant we really enjoyed La Zucca - a place where all the dishes are made with pumpkin! The Rialto Market specializes in produce and fresh seafood for self-catering.

Let’s talk about island hopping in Venice:

Founded in the 5th century, Torcello is even older than Venice and was the original settlement in the Venetian Lagoon with lots of walking paths, nature and Byzantine mosaics.

Burano is known for its lace work and brightly coloured homes with plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops to browse.

Mazzorbo island sits next to Burano and is connected by a bridge while being known for its vineyards and orchards.

Murano is renowned for its glass production dating back to 1291 when the glassmakers in Venice were forced to relocate by the Venetian government.

Lido is an 11-kilometre sandbar island that shelters the lagoon from the Adriatic Sea with beaches, lots of seaside homes, and this is also where the Venice Film Festival takes place.

A restaurant we liked in Venice is Osteria Mocenigo specializing in local cuisine. Try the “Sarde in saor” - a typical Venetian dish made with sardines.

While your vaporetto pass is valid ride the canals at night and watch the Floating City come to life.

We hope you enjoyed this Venice travel guide and that it gave you a few ideas for your own trip.

This is part of our Travel in Venice video series showcasing Venetian food, Venetian culture and Venetian cuisine.

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20 Things to do in Milan Italy Travel Guide

Well, welcome to Italy! This week we're exploring the fashion capital of Europe. We're here in Milan. But of course there is more to do in Milan than just go shopping. So we're going to be showing you 20 attractions around town.

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We had 3 days in Milan so we hit the ground running and tried to see and do as much as possible. We made time for major attractions like Il Duomo, Sforza Castle, and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, but we also veered away from the crowds in search of street art and interesting neighborhoods. This being Italy, we also tried to prioritize meals, sampling everything from pizza to risotto, and cappuccinos to aperitivos. The following travel guide will highlight 20 things to do when you visit Milan, Italy

1) Milan Catherdral (Il Duomo - Duomo di Milano - Domm de Milan)
2) Il Duomo Terrace
3) Italian Breakfast - Cappuccino and sweet Italian pastries
4) Sforza Castle - Castello Sforzesco
5) The Galleria - Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
6) Risotto alla Milanese - Milan style risotto
7) Street Art around Porta Ticinese
8) Colonne di San Lorenzo - Columns of San Lorenzo Roman Ruins
9) Boat tour down the canal (linea traghetti gaggiano milano)
10) Dine along the canal in Milan's Navigli District
11) Aperitivo drinks and buffet - Apéritifs and digestifs
12) Shopping in Milan down Via Torino
13) Visiting Chinatown for some Chinese food
14) Ride a bicycle in Milan like a local
15) Pizza al taglio (pizza al trancio) Italian pizza by the slice
16) Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio containing relics of the 3 Magi
17) Duomo Museum covering the cathedrals history in-depth
18) New City Views with a hop-on-hop-off bus pass
19) Museum of Natural History - Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano
20) Night views of Milan nearby Il Duomo



Our trip to Milan, Lombardy was part of the Blogville project where we stayed in a local apartment and experienced all of the best cultural activities, museums, restaurants, arts and entertainment the city has to offer. This city guide is our best attempt to create a mix of best attractions and off-the-beaten-path activities that you won't necessarily find in a typical Milan tourism brochure.

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Our first stop was Il Duomo, which is the most recognized attraction in the city. The cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete.

So we've sat down at a little cafe and we're going to have our first Italian breakfast with cappuccino and sweet pastries.

Something that surprised us about Milan is that there is a castle right in the middle of the city. Sforza Castle was built in the 15th century by the Duke of Milan, and it then underwent several restorations and expansions in the following centuries. Today it houses several of the city's most prized art possessions, including frescoes by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo's very last sculpture.

For some upscale designer shopping, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is the place to be.

So we just found a local little restaurant and we're going to be trying a traditional dish that is very popular in this city and in the Lombardy region. We are going to have Risotto alla Milanese.

The Colonne di San Lorenzo are the remains of Roman ruins that date back to the 2nd century. They are believed to have been part of a bath house.

Another fun activity to try in Milan is a boat tour of the canals. The city's canals are attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci, who in 1482 was called over by the Duke of Milan to help renovate the city’s canal system.

Milan's Navigli District is one of the liveliest parts of town especially when the sun goes down for dining al fresco.

So we've gone out for our first Italian Aperitivo. Which is kind of like a pre-dinner drinking tradition. Basically, you get yourself a cocktail for about 10 Euros and that gives you access to this massive buffet.

And that's all for our visit to Milan. We hope this video will give you some cool ideas of sights and attractions to check out.

This is part of our Travel in Italy series showcasing Italian culture, Italian arts, Italian foods & Italian cuisine.

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