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Destination(s): Venice

The Colosseum (Colosseo)

The Colosseum (Colosseo)

  • Piazza del Colosseo
  • Piazzale del Colosseo, Via dei Fori Imperiali
  • tel:+39 6 700 4261 / +39 6 700 5469
  • Visit website
  • Rome, 00184
Canal Grande (Grand Canal)

Canal Grande (Grand Canal)

  • 2 most popular stations located at Piazzale Roma/Ferrovia (train station); and at Piazza San Marco
  • Venice
Landhuis van het Brugse Vrije (Palace of the Liberty of Bruges)

Landhuis van het Brugse Vrije (Palace of the Liberty of Bruges)

  • Burg 11
  • tel:050/44-87-11
  • Bruges
Jardin du Luxembourg (Le)

Jardin du Luxembourg (Le)

  • boulevard Saint-Michel
  • tel:+33 1 4234 2000
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75006
Monumento a Colón

Monumento a Colón

  • plaça del Portal de la Pau
  • tel:+34 93 368 9700(Tourist Information)
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08001
Murano

Murano

The skilled Glass Blowers are the founders of this fair sized island called Murano. In 1291, the furnaces were moved off of the main island to Murano in case they ever caught fire, making sure the main city of Venice would still be preserved. To this day, Murano is still known for the beautiful glass works of art, with many stores allowing tours and on-looking crowds to watch the intense production of these delicate pieces. Many quaint restaurants and shops line the quiet streets of Murano, located just a short 15 minute boat ride from Venice. read more about Murano

Piazza San Marco

Piazza San Marco

Encased in a trapezoidal shape by the Basilica di San Marco, the Palazzo Ducale , Museo Correr, and the Torre dell'Orologio, your first view of the breathtaking Piazza San Marco will never be forgotten. Popular with photo snapping tourists and children chasing and feeding the pigeons, Piazza San Marco, or St. Mark's Square, is the biggest (at 175 meters long) and liveliest square in the center of Venice. Expensive restaurants and shops line this square which hosts many of the city's festivals (Carnival in February, for one) and concerts. Also enclosed within the square is the San Marco Campanile with the Palazzo dei Prigioni and the Bridge of Sighs just a few steps away. As one of the main attractions of Venice, it is not to be missed! Basilica di San Marco read more about Piazza San Marco

Belfort en Hallen (Belfry and Market Halls)

Belfort en Hallen (Belfry and Market Halls)

  • Markt
  • tel:050/44-87-11
  • Bruges
Musée de Cluny

Musée de Cluny

Mirador de Colón

Mirador de Colón

  • Portal de la Pau s/n
  • tel:93-302-52-24
  • Barcelona
Burano

Burano

The 40 minute boat ride to reach the fairytale island of Burano is all worth it when walking through the brightly colored blue, purple, green and pink houses and calm canals lined with rowboats. Burano is most known for the exquisite hand-made lace which adorns many of the shops at the heart of the island, and at times one can watch the masters at work inside the small stores. How those little old Venetian ladies produce such intricate masterpieces, one will never know! The restaurants and bakeries of Burano make the visit to this island complete, when stopping off for a quick snack ask for the Bussolai (pronounced: boos-ohl-eye) fresh out of the oven which also come with a dipping wine specifically used for these tasty cookies specific to the island. (Although the friendly Burano waiters will probably recommend this unique item before you even ask.) read more about Burano

Palatine (The)

Palatine (The)

  • Via San Gregorio
  • tel:+39 6 699 0110
  • Rome, 00184
Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale)

Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale)

  • San Marco 1
  • Entrance for the public: Porta del Frumento, Piazzetta San Marco
  • tel:+39 041 271 5911
  • Visit website
  • Venice, 30124

Located next to the Basilica di San Marco, the Doge's Palace has been the symbol of Venice's political life and public administration for hundreds of years. The building has been continuously evolving into its present form since 1340, even though its fundations date back to the early Middle Ages (10th century). Considered a masterpiece of the gothic style, it has been destroyed many times, most notably during the fire of 1106. It was rebuilt by Barbarossa in 1177 and modified over the time by the different Dogi reigning in Venice. More than a palace, the Palazzo Ducale is an extensive infrastructure, comprising the apartments of the doge (often used as an exhibition space), the government quarters and the palace of justice. When visiting the palace, many parts are worth the detour. In the Museo dell'Opera, you'll see the remaining pieces of the building's medieval facades as well as a collection of sculptures dating from the 14th and 15th Centuries. Before heading towards the Doge's appartments, you'll enter the magnificent courtyard. Take some time to walk alongside the Loggias to enjoy the various angles of the Palazzo. In addition to the Institutional Chambers and the Prisons, take some time to see the great collection of weapons and armaments in the Armoury. read more about Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale)

Stadhuis (Town Hall)

Stadhuis (Town Hall)

  • Burg 12
  • tel:050/44-87-11
  • Bruges
Sorbonne (La)

Sorbonne (La)

  • 17 rue de la Sorbonne
  • tel:+33 1 4046 2211
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75005
Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas

  • La Rambla
  • tel:+34 93 368 9700(Tourist Information)
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002

Whether or not you've been to Barcelona, everyone's heard of Las Ramblas. One of the most renowned walkways in Europe and perhaps the world, this incredible stretch starts at el Colon (Christopher Columbus Statue) by the sea and extends all the way until Plaza Catalunya. Sprinkled with street vendors selling everything from fine jewelry to caged pigeons, the greatest attraction on Las Ramblas is the one of a kind street performers. Depicting the most innovative costumes it's possible to stare at a man sitting perfectly still on a toilet for as long as it takes until someone drops a Euro in his bucket and he makes a funny face. Overcrowded and a hot spot for pickpockets and prostitutes, Las Ramblas is still a definite must see if you're coming to Barcelona. read more about Las Ramblas

Chiesa & Campanile di San Giorgio

Chiesa & Campanile di San Giorgio

  • Isola di S.Giorgio Maggiore
  • tel:+39 41 529 8711 (Le Informazioni Turistiche)
  • Visit website
  • Venice, 30100

Sometimes confused at a distance for the Campanile di San Marco, on the little island across the way from Piazza San Marco lies the Campanile di San Giorgio on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. Attached to the Benedictine Covenant Church, the San Giorgio bell tower has spectacular views of Venice and more specifically San Marco. Inside the Church of San Giorgio, paintings by Manna diTintoretto (The Last Supper and The Harvest), Carpaccio and Tintoretto fill the walls with more eye catching splendor. During the annual Festa del Redentore (Celebration of the Redeemer), fireworks are launched from the island of San Giorgio Maggiore above the Campanile di San Giorgio, as a spectacle for the plentiful crowds of firework gazers across the way in San Marco Square and the nearby boardwalks. read more about Chiesa & Campanile di San Giorgio

Roman Forum

Roman Forum

  • Via Romolo Artioli
  • tel:+39 06 3996 7700
  • Visit website
  • Rome, 00186
Basilica di San Marco - Pala d'Oro e Tesoro

Basilica di San Marco - Pala d'Oro e Tesoro

  • Piazza San Marco
  • (Basilica S. Marco)
  • tel:+39 41 522 5205
  • Venice, 30124
Gruuthuse Museum

Gruuthuse Museum

  • Dijver 17
  • in a courtyard next to the Groeninge Museum
  • tel:050/44-87-11
  • Bruges
Cathedrale Notre Dame De Paris (Notre Dame Cathedral)

Cathedrale Notre Dame De Paris (Notre Dame Cathedral)

  • 6 Parvis Notre-Dame
  • Place Jean-Paul II
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75004
Carrer de la Mercè

Carrer de la Mercè

  • carrer de la Mercè
  • tel:+34 93 285 3834 (tourist information)
  • Barcelona, 08002
Bocca della Verita

Bocca della Verita

  • piazza della Bocca della Verità 18
  • Santa Maria in Cosmedin Church
  • tel:+39 06 48 8991
  • Rome, 00186
Basilica di San Marco

Basilica di San Marco

  • San Marco 328
  • Piazza San Marco
  • tel:+39 0412413817
  • Visit website
  • Venice, 30124

Even before arriving in front of the Byzantine styled Basilica di San Marco, her many magnificent domes can be seen from afar announcing their presence and status in Venice. The story goes, that the remains of St. Mark were brought, or stolen – depending on your point of view, by the Venetians from Alexandria to rest in this elaborate burial place back in the 9th century. On closer observation, you will notice not all of the columns on the Basilica di San Marco are the same (some green marble, others not) due to trading with incoming merchants for the materials to build and decorate this amazing edifice. History throughout the centuries is woven into the world-wide known Basilica di San Marco, including the originally looted Bronze horses being stolen by Napoleon, and then returned again in 1815. read more about Basilica di San Marco

Memling Museum

Memling Museum

  • Mariastraat 38
  • tel:050/44-87-11
  • Bruges
Musée de Notre-Dame de Paris (Le)

Musée de Notre-Dame de Paris (Le)

  • 10, rue du Cloître-Notre-Dame
  • tel:+33 (0)1 4325 4292
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75004
Barri de La Barceloneta

Barri de La Barceloneta

  • Port Vell
  • tel:+34 93 285 3834 (tourist information)
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08003

What used to be one of the dodgiest neighbourds in Barcelona, is now thriving with tourists, locals and all those who appreciate living by the sea. Barceloneta is a diamond in the rough as it posseses both that genuine barrio feel, while at the same time its home to some of the most delicious and well known touristy restaurants in the city. Visit the many seaside patios and chiringuitos for the must try Spanish paella and daytime sangria before hitting up the beach. A perfect place for Sunday strolls with the family, bike rides, surfing and kite surfing or ideal for just working on the tan, Barceloneta is never dull, especially between the months from May-September. The best time to make a beach appearance is in the morning, as it doesn't usually fill up until 1 pm when it often overflows with people. Barceloneta is also home to the Maritime Museum, the casino, as well as some of the most popular (and cheesy) night clubs the city has to offer. There's also a great little plaza across from the market equipped with ping pong tables and a small park for the kids. read more about Barri de La Barceloneta

Circo Massimo

Circo Massimo

  • via del Circo Massimo
  • Rome, 00153
San Marco Campanile

San Marco Campanile

  • San Marco 328
  • tel:(+39) 041 241 3817
  • Visit website
  • Venice, 30124

Located in the very same Piazza San Marco, for which it is named after, the San Marco Campanile, or St. Mark's Bell tower, soars 98.5 meters high with spectacular panoramic views of the orange rooftops of Venice and on a clear day, the snow-capped Alps seem at your very fingertips. After paying at the entrance, one of the biggest elevators you'll find in Italy (a normal sized elevator for Americans) swiftly brings you up the San Marco Campanile to the observatory area where wind speeds seem to increase exponentially. Originally constructed in 1173, the San Marco Campanile has had many varied functions throughout the years such as a lighthouse for incoming ships on the lagoon, a means of tying up prisoners for torture during Medieval times, and an observatory for Galileo to demonstrate his telescope in 1609. After suddenly collapsing in 1902, the San Marco Campanile was reconstructed from its remaining base, a collection of marble sculpted storyboards called La Loggetta, and has been firmly standing since its re-inauguration in 1912. read more about San Marco Campanile

Heilig-Bloedbasiliek (Basilica of the Holy Blood)

Heilig-Bloedbasiliek (Basilica of the Holy Blood)

  • Burg 10
  • tel:050/33-67-92
  • Bruges
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

  • 6 Parvis Notre-Dame
  • Place Jean-Paul II
  • tel:+33 1 4234 5610
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75004
Barri Gòtic

Barri Gòtic

  • carrer de Jaume I 14
  • tel:+34 93 368 9730 (tourist information)
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002

One of the oldest neighbourhoods in Barcelona, the Gotico remains at the heart of Barcelona's downtown district. Both grungy and trendy, this neighbourhood is filled with small nooks and crannies, bars, cool restaurants, niche shops and eclectic jewelers. Just a stone's throw from the Born and the beach, the Gotico is home to Barcelona's magnificent Cathedral which dates back to 14th century. It is also home to Placa Reial, the most well known square for backpackers as it's home to the ever so popular Kabul Hostel. read more about Barri Gtic

Ponte Rotto

Ponte Rotto

  • lungotevere Pierleoni
  • Rome, 00186
Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri)

Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri)

Legends, passions, hopes and despair form the emotional history of the ever famous Ponte dei Sospiri, or Bridge of Sighs, a must see for every visitor to Venice. Connecting the Palazzo delle Prigioni (Palazzo of the Prisoners) and the Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace), the Bridge of Sighs is where prisoners going from their trial and conviction in the Doge's Palace, would look across the bridge at their last glimpse of freedom before entering the prison and let out a sigh. Over the years it has gained a more hopeful out look being known as the bridge where if two lovers kiss under it, most likely in a romantic gondola, their love will last. To "walk the last walk" over the Bridge of Sighs, you will need to take a tour of the Palazzo Ducale or Palazzo delle Prigioni. read more about Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri)

Hotel de Ville

Hotel de Ville

  • 6 avenue de Vorges
  • tel:+33 1 4398 6500
  • Visit website
  • Vincennes, 94300
Catedral La Seu

Catedral La Seu

  • Pla de la Seu
  • tel:+34 93 315 1554
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002

The Cathedral la Seu is also known as the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, a saint whose crypt is in the cathedral and is one of Barcelona's patron saints. This place of worship can be viewed from the square in front of it only because several years ago it was decided that an entire block of buildings should be torn down to better appreciate the grandeur of the construction. The interior is a treasure box full of elaborate chapels. The first one on the left displays a marble baptism basin which is said to be the very place where Christopher Columbus brought the first six "Indians" from the Americas to be blessed. An impressive choir, located in the center of the central nave, is a typical characteristic of the interiors of Spanish cathedrals. Walking through the cloister visitors can step over the burial grounds as the tombs of the rich and important line the floor. read more about Catedral La Seu

Piazza del Campidoglio

Piazza del Campidoglio

San Giacomo di Rialto

San Giacomo di Rialto

  • Campo San Polo
  • tel:+ 39 (0)41 529 8711 (Tourist Information)
  • Venice, 30123
La Pedrera (Casa Milà)

La Pedrera (Casa Milà)

  • Provença 261-265
  • On corner of Passeig de Gràcia
  • tel:93-484-59-80
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona
Teatro di Marcello

Teatro di Marcello

  • Via del Teatro di Marcello
  • tel:39 6 678 4380
  • Rome, 00186
Ponte di Rialto

Ponte di Rialto

Ponte di Rialto is Venice's most famous bridge arching over the Grande Canal, known as a commercial area of the city with the busy Rialto Market nearby, filled with bright colored fruits, vegetables and fish (only open in the morning), and souvenir shops lined up and down the bridge itself. After its construction in 1591, the Rialto Bridge remained as the only bridge connecting the two sides of "the fish" called Venice for almost 300 years. The Ponte di Rialto is perfect for shopping or strolling along with gelato in hand while gazing off the bridge at the passing gondoliers and boats, and postcard perfect shots of the orange buildings & green water against the pink sky at sunset. read more about Ponte di Rialto

Hôtel de Ville

Hôtel de Ville

  • 29 rue de Rivoli
  • tel:+33 1 49 52 53 54
  • Paris, 75004
La Sagrada Família

La Sagrada Família

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele

  • Via del Teatro di Marcello
  • Rome
Santa Maria della Salute (Church of the Virgin Mary of Good Health)

Santa Maria della Salute (Church of the Virgin Mary of Good Health)

  • Dorsoduro (on Campo della Salute)
  • tel:041-522-5558
  • Venice
Musée du Louvre (Louvre Museum)

Musée du Louvre (Louvre Museum)

  • 34 Quai du Louvre
  • Entrée principale: Pyramide & Cour Napoléon
  • tel:+33 (0)1 40 20 50 50
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75001
The Pantheon

The Pantheon

  • piazza della Rotonda
  • Piazza della Rotonda
  • tel:+39 6 6830 0230
  • Visit website
  • Rome, 00186
Santa Maria della Salute

Santa Maria della Salute

  • Campo della Salute
  • tel:+39 0412743911
  • Visit website
  • Venice, 30124

Having been constructed at the end of the Plague in1630, la Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute, the Church of St. Mary of Health, was built as a sign of thanksgiving for lifting the plague off the city of Venice. A beautiful octagonal shaped interior adorned with paintings such as Tintoretto's "Le Nozze di Cana" and particularly ornate marble-work coincides harmoniously with the elegant rising exterior of this handsome baroque church designed by Baldassare Longhena. The Santa Maria della Salute participates annually in the traditional Festa del Redentore (usually held the third Saturday in July), as a bridge of boats is temporarily constructed across the canal from the Santa Maria della Salute to the Chiesa del Redentore. Located at the opening of the Grande Canal, and just across the canal from Piazza San Marco, the Santa Maria della Salute seems to stand on her own but not far down the alleyways are the Peggy Guggenheim Museum and the Galleria dell'Accademia. read more about Santa Maria della Salute

Hotel Ritz Paris

Hotel Ritz Paris

  • 15, Place Vendôme
  • tel:33 1 43 16 30 30
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75001
Camp Nou

Camp Nou

  • carrer d'Arístides Maillol 12
  • tel:+34 93 3496 3600
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08028
Musei Vaticani (Vatican Museums)

Musei Vaticani (Vatican Museums)

  • Viale Vaticano
  • tel:+39 (0)6 6988 3041
  • Visit website
  • Rome, 00165
Opéra Garnier

Opéra Garnier

  • 8 Rue Scribe
  • tel:33 1 7229 3535 / 33 1 4001 8054
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75009
Parc Güell

Parc Güell

  • carrer d'Olot
  • tel:+34 93 317 39 74
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08024

One of Barcelona's greatest attractions and one of the few that are absolutely free, is Gaudi's incredible Park Guell. Get anywhere near the Vallcarca stop on the green line and you'll see tourists lumped together, maps in hand, asking locals for Park 'Guay'. Designed and built by Gaudi between 1900 and 1914, this spectacular mix of garden, park and architectural dream is a small oasis within Barcelona. From the mosaic benches, to the meticulously tiled rooftops, Park Guell is both fascinating as it is serene. One of the best places to spend a sunny day, the park is a great place to listen to music, enjoy a few copas of vino or just relax with a good book. read more about Parc Gell

Spanish Steps

Spanish Steps

  • Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti
  • Piazza di Spagna
  • Rome, 00187
Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

  • 40 bd. Haussmann, 9e
  • Galeries Lafayette
  • tel:+33 1 4282 3456
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75008
Palau Güell

Palau Güell

  • Nou de la Rambla 3-5
  • tel:93-317-39-74
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08001
Area Sacra

Area Sacra

  • largo Torre Argentina
  • tel:+39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)
  • Rome, 00186
Palais Brongniart (Ancienne Bourse de Paris)

Palais Brongniart (Ancienne Bourse de Paris)

  • place de la Bourse
  • tel:+33 1 4927 1470
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75002
Centro Storico

Centro Storico

  • Centro Storico
  • Rome
Avenue des Champs-Elysées

Avenue des Champs-Elysées

  • Avenue des Champs-Elysées
  • tel:+33 8 9268 3000
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75008
Ponte S. Angelo

Ponte S. Angelo

  • Ponte Sant'Angelo
  • Rome, 00193
Jardins des Champs-Elysees (Les)

Jardins des Champs-Elysees (Les)

  • avenue des Champs-Élysées
  • tel:+33 (0)8 3668 3112 (Tourist Information)
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75008
Castel Sant'Angelo

Castel Sant'Angelo

  • Lungotevere Castello 50
  • Near Vatican City
  • tel:+39 6 328 691
  • Visit website
  • Rome, 00193
Les Champs-Elysées

Les Champs-Elysées

  • 8th Arrondissement
  • Paris, 75008
Trevi Fountain (Fontana dei Trevi)

Trevi Fountain (Fontana dei Trevi)

Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries

  • rue de Rivoli
  • tel:+33 (0)1 4020 9043
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75001
Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

  • Place du Général de Gaulle
  • Place Charles de Gaulle-Etoile, 8e
  • tel:+33 1 5537 7377
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75008
Seine

Seine

  • quai Branly
  • (Esplanade des Invalides)
  • tel:+33 1 47 42 90 56
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75007
Jardins du Trocadéro (Les)

Jardins du Trocadéro (Les)

  • avenue des Nations-Unies
  • tel:+33 1 4742 9056 (Ministry of Tourism)
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75016
Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Dôme de l'Hôtel des Invalides

Dôme de l'Hôtel des Invalides

  • 129 rue de Grenelle
  • tel:+33 1 4442 3772
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75007
Napoleon's Tomb

Napoleon's Tomb

  • Esplanade des Invalides
  • 7th Arrondissement
  • tel:+45 55 92 30
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75007
Musée de l'Armée

Musée de l'Armée

  • 129 rue de Grennelle
  • Hotel National des Invalides
  • tel:+33 1 4442 3772
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75007
Basilique du Sacré-Coeur

Basilique du Sacré-Coeur

Montmartre

Montmartre

  • Off boulevard de Rochechouart
  • tel:+33 1 4262 2121
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75018
Cimetiere de Montmartre

Cimetiere de Montmartre

  • 20 av. Rachel, 18e
  • West of the Butte Montmartre and north of bd. de Clichy
  • tel:+33 1 4071 7523
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75018
Musée de Montmartre

Musée de Montmartre

  • 12 rue Cortot
  • tel:+33 (0)1 4925 8937
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75018
Moulin Rouge Paris

Moulin Rouge Paris