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To the Lido by bike

Venice’s Lido (i.e. beach) is one of the most interesting locations around the lagoon. The place sits is on its own island and can be easily reached by vaporetto boat from Venice and from the mainland (boat from Punta Sabbioni, near Jesolo-Cavallino). You can also reach it by car by taking the ferry in Fusina, near Mestre. A third option, along a much longer, tiresome route is also possible: boat from Chioggia to Pellestrina, and then bus, from Pellestrina to Lido (via the ferry boat connecting S. Maria del Mare with Alberoni). The Lido island hosts three small towns/villages: Lido, Malamocco, and Alberoni. The Lido is world-renown for its movie festival, glamorous beach-front hotels, and sunbathing seashore. Also notable, private homes built around 1900-1930 in the Italian declination of  the Art Nouveau style, namely Stile Liberty. The dwellings were commissioned by affluent families and industrialists to local architects. The homes are located in several streets, all around the Lido, so the best way to sightsee the location is to use a bicycle. You can get one from local bike rental places, or take your own. To get your bike aboard a vaporetto/boat, you must pay an additional, inexpensive ticket for the bike itself. Alternatively, if you have a folding bike (use suggested) you can just fold it, place it into a bike-carrying bag, and get on board with no additional ticket/fee. Again, if you manage to get around the Lido by riding a bike (which we strongly recommend), do not miss the ride along the beautiful stretch of road connecting Malamocco to Alberoni, shaded by large maritime pine trees. We have included a map showing the location of the main Stile Liberty houses you can see from your bike. Ride along!

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Palaces Of The Grand Canal – A Tagged Map – updates

We have added information on some buildings of the Grand Canal: Ca’ Giustinian Persico, Ca’ Marcello “dei leoni”, and Ca’ Corner della Ca’ Granda – see the two maps that show the West bank and the East bank of the Grand Canal, respectively: Palaces of the Grand Canal – East Bank and Palaces of the Grand Canal – West Bank. Click on ‘Visione Panoramica’, zoom in and use left/right arrows until you can see the front of the palaces (as seen from the waterfront).

Palaces Of The Grand Canal – A Tagged Map – updates

We have added information on some buildings of the Grand Canal’s West bank: Palazzo Querini DuboisCa’ Coccina Tiepolo Papadopoli / Palazzo Papadopoli, and Ca’ Bernardo – see the map Palaces of the Grand Canal – West Bank.

While riding the vaporetto water-bus along the Canal Grande, Venice’s Grand Canal, have you ever wondered what the names of those marvelous palaces are?

We provide two maps of the palaces of the Grand Canal in Bing maps. The two maps show the West bank and the East bank of the Grand Canal, respectively: Palaces of the Grand Canal – East Bank and Palaces of the Grand Canal – West Bank. Click on ‘Visione Panoramica’, zoom in and use left/right arrows until you can see the front of the palaces (as seen from the waterfront).

Palaces Of The Grand Canal – A Tagged Map – updates

We have added information on some buildings of the Grand Canal’s East bank: Ca’ Moro-Lin, PalazzinaG, and Palazzo Grassi Valmarana Palaces of the Grand Canal – East Bank.

While riding the vaporetto water-bus along the Canal Grande, Venice’s Grand Canal, have you ever wondered what the names of those marvelous palaces are?

We provide two maps of the palaces of the Grand Canal in Bing maps. The two maps show the West bank and the East bank of the Grand Canal, respectively: Palaces of the Grand Canal – East Bank and Palaces of the Grand Canal – West Bank. Click on ‘Visione Panoramica’, zoom in and use left/right arrows until you can see the front of the palaces (as seen from the waterfront).

Names of the Palaces of the Grand Canal in Venice. A Tagged Map. Updates

We have added information to the tags of Ca’ [Balbi/Trevisan] Smith Mangilli Valmarana [Claudio Buziol Foundation].

While riding the vaporetto water-bus along the Canal Grande, Venice’s Grand Canal, have you ever wondered what the names of those marvelous palaces are?

We provide two maps of the palaces of the Grand Canal in Bing maps. The two maps show the West bank and the East bank of the Grand Canal, respectively: Palaces of the Grand Canal 1 – West Bank    Palaces of the Grand Canal 2 – East Bank. Zoom in until you can see the front of the palaces (from the waterfront).

Also, a map with the names of the palaces on the Grand Canal   in Bing Maps  for both banks

Names of the Palaces of the Grand Canal in Venice. A Tagged Map. Updates

We have added information to the tags of Ca’ Giustinian [Biennale] and Palazzo Giustinian [near Ca’ Foscari].

While riding the vaporetto water-bus along the Canal Grande, Venice’s Grand Canal, have you ever wondered what the names of those marvelous palaces are?

We provide two maps of the palaces of the Grand Canal in Bing maps. The two maps show the West bank and the East bank of the Grand Canal, respectively: Palaces of the Grand Canal 1 – West Bank    Palaces of the Grand Canal 2 – East Bank. Zoom in until you can see the front of the palaces (from the waterfront).

Also, a map with the names of the palaces on the Grand Canal   in Bing Maps  for both banks

Most Venetian palace names begin with the word Ca’ which simply means “house” or casa, in Italian, which is shortened into ca’  and followed by the name of the original owners of the homestead – e.g. Ca’ Marcello would be the ancestral dwelling of the Marcello family.

Names of the Palaces of the Grand Canal in Venice. A Tagged Map

While riding the vaporetto water-bus along the Canal Grande, Venice’s Grand Canal, have you ever wondered what the names of those marvelous palaces are?

We provide two maps of the palaces of the Grand Canal in Bing maps. The two maps show the West bank and the East bank of the Grand Canal, respectively: Palaces of the Grand Canal 1 – West Bank    Palaces of the Grand Canal 2 – East Bank. Zoom in until you can see the front of the palaces (from the waterfront).

Also, a map with the names of the palaces on the Grand Canal   in Bing Maps  for both banks

Most Venetian palace names begin with the word Ca’ which simply means “house” or casa, in Italian, which is shortened into ca’  and followed by the name of the original owners of the homestead – e.g. Ca’ Marcello would be the ancestral dwelling of the Marcello family.

Further reading

If you are interested in discovering curious stories  about the Grand Canal and its beautiful palaces, we recommend this book:

Alberto Toso Fei’s The Secrets of the Grand Canal

which provides little-known, interesting stories and legends on many of the most remarkable palaces and places along Venice’s Grand Canal, on the people who built them and called them home. Concise but well-documented. Also provides a map of the Grand Canal with reference.

 

If you are interested in curious itineraries and good eat-outs to explore when in Venice, we highly recommend

The secret Venice of Corto Maltese by Lele Vianello and Guido Fuga:

Following the imaginary footsteps of the world-renown comics character Corto Maltese, and the real likes and promenades of his creator, Hugo Pratt, this book suggests seven itineraries, seven doors  that provide access to some of the most intimate places, venues, and eateries in Venice.  The itineraries are pivoted on good places where you can eat true Venetian food and the text is interspersed with historical and literary information, providing anecdotes about curious artifacts, ancient relics from Venice distant past that have survived to this day and have an interesting story to tell, and which you would never imagine existed unless you are a local.

Churches of Venice – A Tagged Map

We are building a tagged map showing the location of (almost) all the churches in Venice, with some basic information on what to see and how-when it is possible to access them.

While doing some research on the subject, we have stumbled onto this great web site, The Churches of Venice that provides concise but interesting information on the churches.

Enjoy!

Palaces of the Grand Canal in Venice – A Tagged Map

While riding the vaporetto water-bus along the Canal Grande, Venice’s Grand Canal, have you ever wondered what the names of those marvelous palaces are? Here is a  a map with the names of the palaces on the Grand Canal   in Bing Maps – select the satellite view and zoom in until you can see the front of the palaces (a feature Google Maps does not offer any longer – bummer). Names of people may be shown, they are the architects who designed the palace. Most Venetian palace names begin with the word Ca’ which simply means “house” or casa, in Italian, which is shortened into ca’  and followed by the name of the original owners of the homestead – e.g. Ca’ Marcello would be the ancestral dwelling of the Marcello family.

We also provide two new maps of the palaces of the Grand Canal in Bing maps. The two maps show the West bank and the East bank of the Grand Canal, respectively: Palaces of the Grand Canal 1 – West Bank    Palaces of the Grand Canal 2 – East Bank.

Google has recently changed the features of its Google Maps service – specifically, they removed the 45-degree satellite view, which  ruined the work done on the Google Maps  tagged map  of the Grand Canal palaces we created previously. The map is still available, as we are still adding info to it, while planning for the definitive transfer of all the information to Bing. (Sorry, Google Maps, you let us down on this!).

Further reading

If you are interested in discovering curious stories  about the Grand Canal and its beautiful palaces, we recommend this book:

Alberto Toso Fei’s The Secrets of the Grand Canal

which provides little-known, interesting stories and legends on many of the most remarkable palaces and places along Venice’s Grand Canal, on the people who built them and called them home. Concise but well-documented. Also provides a map of the Grand Canal with reference.

 

If you are interested in curious itineraries and good eat-outs to explore when in Venice, we highly recommend

The secret Venice of Corto Maltese by Lele Vianello and Guido Fuga:

Following the imaginary footsteps of the world-renown comics character Corto Maltese, and the real likes and promenades of his creator, Hugo Pratt, this book suggests seven itineraries, seven doors  that provide access to some of the most intimate places, venues, and eateries in Venice.  The itineraries are pivoted on good places where you can eat true Venetian food and the text is interspersed with historical and literary information, providing anecdotes about curious artifacts, ancient relics from Venice distant past that have survived to this day and have an interesting story to tell, and which you would never imagine existed unless you are a local.

Venice Palaces of the Grand Canal – A New Tagged Map for Smartphones in Bing Maps

It’s been one year since we first published a tagged map showing the main buildings on the Grand Canal. We have now re-created the same map in Bing Maps, which works great on smartphones and tablets too. So if you are interested in finding out the names of those wonderful palaces, just click on the link and select satellite layer bird’s eye view, rotating it to align the placemarks to the buildings’ main gate.

Enjoy!

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