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Venice was founded over 600 years ago. Many buildings built around the time of founding still exist. Walk the narrow streets and alleyways, visit the many public squares and ride a gondola on the many canals. Venice is a city for wondering, finding new discoveries, getting lost and enjoying life.

Visit the open-air Rialto fish and fruit market, between the Grand Canal and Campo delle Beccarie. The market site was where Venice was founded and has been a market place for 600 years. The Ponte di Rialto was the first bridge over the Grand Canal.

The political center of Venice has always been St. Mark's Square. Do not miss St. Mark's Basilica with masterpieces by goldsmiths from throughout the history of Venice, including the golden altar (Pala D'Oro). The square also has Doge's Palace, the Bell and Clock Towers and Sansovino Library.

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Take a day away from Venice to see the Dolomite Mountains. Only an hour away.

Five day motorcoach trips from Rome are available visiting Pisa, Florence and Venice.