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Win a fabulous Venice-themed prize!

27th September 2020

Venice is one of the most searched locations on the TripFiction site. It is also a city in peril. To help focus attention on the situation, we have sourced a fabulous Venice-themed prize in our latest Giveaway. The prize consists of…

1. A MURANO GLASS NECKLACE
Win a fabulous Venice-themed prize!
Twist Ink Fenice Murano Glass Necklace (Retail value 110€) by Alessia Fuga

The artist uses a lampwork technique to create sculptures and unique pieces of glass jewellery.  She is also a teacher of this precious and beautiful art in her studio in Murano and her work is typical of the creativity to be found in Murano.

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2. TWO TOP COFFEE TABLE BOOKS SHOWCASING THE MOST WONDERFUL VENICE PHOTOGRAPHY

Win a fabulous Venice-themed prize!

Dream of Venice Architecture

Photography: Riccardo De Cal

Dream of Venice in Black and White

Cover photo: Lisa Katsiaris

Published by Bella Figura Publications Website

 

3. WATERCOLOUR GREETING CARDS

 

A set of 5 Venice watercolour greeting cards (retail price: $27) by Sophia Khan

Sophia Khan is a professional Watercolor artist who has practiced and taught Architecture and Historic Preservation.  She loves traveling solo, and has lived in Florence, Italy.  She has studied Fine Art and has also developed much of her style through her own independent creative ventures. Sophia’s art is inspired primarily by travel, and she paints on site, en plein air, and from her own travel photographs and memories, and those of her patrons.  Her work is in private collections throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia.  

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  1. You need to be a member of TripFiction.com (and we do check if winners are members!). Simply go to the website www.tripfiction.com, scroll down to the JOIN NOW tab. It’s really simple!
  2. Given that we can’t travel to Venice very easily at the moment, where would you like to imagine yourself in the city? In St Mark’s Square perhaps? In the Margaret Duchamp bar sipping a Spritz Veneziano? Exploring Contarini del Bovolo staircase? Or just watching the crowds from the comfort of a gondola?

Let us know in the Comments below by midnight, 10th October and the first name out of the hat will be sent the items in separate packages. GOOD LUCK, it’s such a wonderful prize. AND best of all, it’s open INTERNATIONALLY!

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  1. User: tripfiction

    Posted on: 12/10/2020 at 2:50 pm

    The lucky winner is:

    ChristineM

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  2. User: Dorsetlass

    Posted on: 10/10/2020 at 9:52 pm

    Doge’s Palace Museum Café having lunch in the warmth watching the gondolas sail by through the full length glass window.

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  3. User: Philb51

    Posted on: 10/10/2020 at 8:38 pm

    definitely watching the crowds from the comfort of a gondola

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  4. User: Bubbles17

    Posted on: 10/10/2020 at 8:24 pm

    I would love to explore the Contarini del Bovolo staircase

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  5. User: Wildfox

    Posted on: 10/10/2020 at 6:03 pm

    Sitting on the balcony of an apartment on Via Giuseppe Garabaldi with Aperol Spritz in hand, watching the sun go down over the grand canal. A full masted cruise ship glides by with twinkling lights, along with the vaporetto, taxis and small craft. Then a wander along Riva S. Biasio to find a local restaurant, and ending the day at Cafe Florian and a dance in St Marks Square to the band.

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  6. User: zyx15

    Posted on: 10/10/2020 at 4:49 pm

    Anywhere on the water

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  7. User: Michelle lintern

    Posted on: 10/10/2020 at 3:51 pm

    Sinking into the cushions of a gondola as it slowly drifts under the Bridge of Sighs and the cachophony of the city’s tourists fade into the background.

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  8. User: Christina Derrick

    Posted on: 10/10/2020 at 3:12 pm

    Watching the world go by whilst sipping a latte in St. Mark’s Square…

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  9. User: Mary Johnston

    Posted on: 10/10/2020 at 2:46 pm

    miss Venice so much and wish I was sitting in one of their fabulous restaurants ahving a glass of wine with my favourite pasta carbonara with my Italian partner

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  10. User: moonsheep

    Posted on: 10/10/2020 at 2:29 pm

    Just love wandering along the canals and over the bridges, soaking up the atmosphere.

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  11. User: Sara Dean

    Posted on: 10/10/2020 at 2:21 pm

    On a gondola looking at the beautiful architecture waving at the crowds sounds run!

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  12. User: Lowslung

    Posted on: 10/10/2020 at 1:24 pm

    It’s a long time since I have been to Venice and one thing I remember most vividly is seeing the Bridge of Sighs and the stories of the prisoners crossing to their deaths, gruesome though it may be! I would love to see it all again

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  13. User: kdixxy

    Posted on: 10/10/2020 at 1:20 pm

    It would have to be sipping fizz in the Margaret Duchamp bar!!

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  14. User: moonsheep

    Posted on: 10/10/2020 at 11:13 am

    It’s just so interesting wandering along the canals on foot and over the little bridges, a feast for the senses.

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  15. User: Nina Green

    Posted on: 10/10/2020 at 10:55 am

    I would love to experience a gondola ride and then view the city from the bell tower of Piazza San Marco!

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  16. User: molly57

    Posted on: 10/10/2020 at 9:44 am

    In St Marks Square with 360 degrees views

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  17. User: Karen Brady

    Posted on: 10/10/2020 at 9:42 am

    A Bellini in Harry’s Bar ….perfect!

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  18. User: tonycarbone

    Posted on: 10/10/2020 at 9:37 am

    Strolling in St Mark’s Square

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  19. User: sjen

    Posted on: 10/10/2020 at 9:06 am

    go to the Basilica di San Marco

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  20. User: Sarah KNIGHTLEY

    Posted on: 10/10/2020 at 8:54 am

    I have been to Venice once before, and love to imagine myself back in St Mark’s Square eating a beautiful icecream and watching the tourists go by xxx

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  21. User: athenacarina

    Posted on: 10/10/2020 at 8:25 am

    I would be ‘blown away’ by the creative talents of the glass makers on the island of Murano.

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  22. User: Su Brett

    Posted on: 10/10/2020 at 1:13 am

    Drifting down the Grand Canal in a gondola & feel like I’m drifting through a beautiful painting

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  23. User: Denise S

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 11:01 pm

    burano love the colourful houses

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  24. User: Heather Norrington

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 10:36 pm

    I was once lucky enough to take a boat trip around Venice’s islands. One day I’d love to have the time to stop and explore them!

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  25. User: thecatwhisper

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 10:11 pm

    I know I should say something classy and intellectual, but isn’t this where Madonna’s like a virgin video was filmed? I just know I would be on a gondola biting my lip trying not to sing that song.

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  26. User: forestpete

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 9:29 pm

    I’d love to be admiring the Byzantine mosaics in St. Mark’s Basilica.

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  27. User: Maddy

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 9:27 pm

    I’d love to be lounging in a gondola as we cruise the canals of Venice

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  28. User: Fairlyodd77

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 8:44 pm

    I’d love to go on a gondola they always look cool

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  29. User: Fairlyodd77

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 8:43 pm

    I would love to be Exploring Contarini del Bovolo staircase. Such an amazing place

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  30. User: zippedup75

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 8:34 pm

    Sat in St Mark’s Square people watching

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  31. User: LaComello

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 8:20 pm

    I’d like to be sitting in tge garden of Peggy Guggenheim’s home under the large bench encircled tree… listening to the cicadas and sipping an aperol Spritz!!

    Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to you all!!

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  32. User: zaralikesbass

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 7:48 pm

    I’d definitely explore the city by foot and by gondola. I’d go find a nice cafe/bar before making plans to explore the city further. I’d love to go to St Mark’s Basilica but it all depends on the length of my trip. I like to feel the atmosphere first, then book a trip to return.

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  33. User: teddie tumpkins

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 5:32 pm

    Sitting on the steps of my favourite church, Santa Maria della Salute, in glorious sunshine looking out towards St Mark’s Square and all the boats on the canal just in front of me with an ice cold class of Limon Soda!

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  34. User: Sue Clarke

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 5:31 pm

    Would love to be cycling there again. Murano was my favourite and then the Rialto Bridge area.

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  35. User: grannybiker

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 5:27 pm

    I’d love to be cruising the canals in a Gondala

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  36. User: woodlepage

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 4:56 pm

    Love the Doges Palace with its amazing and mysterious Horse statues.

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  37. User: CAROLINE WATSON

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 4:49 pm

    I was very fortunate to go to Venice as a birthday treat and would love to revisit Harry’s Bar and sip a bellini!

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  38. User: CSD Williamson

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 12:28 pm

    Floating in the canals without a care on my mind.

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  39. User: Rachael O'Mara

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 10:17 am

    A wander round Burano with some gelato, admiring the colourful houses

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  40. User: Nettie

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 9:22 am

    I would be in a back street restaurant eating seafood tagliatelle with a glass of wine

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  41. User: ChristineM

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 7:56 am

    My travels are littered with regrets, one of those being not visiting the Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari on my trip to Venice, over 20 years ago. I have often thought I might return to see the wonderful paintings by Titian and Bellini! I’m still dreaming!

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  42. User: goose64

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 7:50 am

    id be on Murano watching the glass blowers at work

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  43. User: Mary Keaveney

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 7:34 am

    Venice has a very much on my bucket list. Such an amazing place. So many choices it’s hard to pick just one favourite. I would love to visit Doge Palace, take a Gondola trip, the bridge of sighs to name my top 3.

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  44. User: jt75

    Posted on: 09/10/2020 at 7:20 am

    I’ve never been so a gondola ride would be lovely to help me get my bearings.

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  45. User: Kim Oliver

    Posted on: 08/10/2020 at 9:30 pm

    The island of Torcello for me – what a tranquil dream

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  46. User: Hayley Baxter

    Posted on: 08/10/2020 at 8:57 pm

    I was meant to be in Venice for my honeymoon in March, sadly it was cancelled but I can’t wait to return. There is a little bridge in Dorsoduro, you reach it by walking at the back of the Guggenheim towards Santa Maria Della Salute. When I crossed it and looked back I noticed a room with two picture windows, one looking towards the Basilica and the lagoon and the other over the Grand Canal. I imagine myself in that room sometimes, laid on the bed with the water light dancing on the ceiling in the morning. Or at night seeing lamps and boat lights reflecting off the Grand Canal. Listening to boats creaking and the sound of water as the city quiets. No one would know I was there, but I would know the whole of Venice is there waiting for me.

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  47. User: Sophie Breeze

    Posted on: 08/10/2020 at 7:03 pm

    Looking at the stunning views from the top of Scala Contarini del Bovolo

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  48. User: anthea

    Posted on: 08/10/2020 at 5:56 pm

    I would love to visit The Bridge of Sighs which is such a lovely bridge with great history.

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  49. User: EmmaG

    Posted on: 08/10/2020 at 4:58 pm

    The best place to be in Venice is sitting on the sun in the garden of the Guggenheim just watching the life on the Grand Canal. There will something for everyone to see whether you’re an afficianado or a newbie to the delights of La Serenissima.

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  50. User: Sunnyday

    Posted on: 08/10/2020 at 3:43 pm

    Sat outside of a bar at a little table for two under the bluest of skies. Relaxing with a lovely cold beer and a small bowl of wonderfully salty savoury snacks watching the Cataraman ferries and enjoying the Venetian heat.

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  51. User: KMLockwood

    Posted on: 08/10/2020 at 3:32 pm

    I should love to watch the passing of light over the marble jewelbox of Santa Maria dei Miracoli in Cannaregio.

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  52. User: AHnorth

    Posted on: 08/10/2020 at 2:03 pm

    Enjoying the splendour of the wedding cake auditorium of the Teatro La Fenice

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  53. User: Sarai

    Posted on: 08/10/2020 at 1:39 pm

    I wish I was drinking a cup of coffee sitting outside a quiet cafe just watching the people of Venice walk by.

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  54. User: Poppyjoey

    Posted on: 07/10/2020 at 7:04 pm

    People watching while nursing a glass of Chianti in St Marks Square sounds wonderful…

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  55. User: TFlibby

    Posted on: 07/10/2020 at 4:56 pm

    I wish I were visiting the Basilica in St Mark’s Square.

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  56. User: Sara Hill

    Posted on: 07/10/2020 at 4:30 pm

    I would love to return to The Peggy Guggenheim Museum and see the wonderful collection of paintings. I have only been once but it was almost my last holiday with my husband and was so memorable. We were only in Venice for a few days as we were on a railway tour of Italy but Venice was my favourite city.

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  57. User: Aesop58

    Posted on: 07/10/2020 at 3:52 pm

    I would like to view Venice from my own personal gondola with a gondolian chauffeur

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  58. User: Manu

    Posted on: 07/10/2020 at 3:42 pm

    I would love to see Saint Mark’s Basilica ❤️

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  59. User: Greta333

    Posted on: 07/10/2020 at 1:54 pm

    What fabulous prizes – all of which are beautiful evocations of one of my favorite cities. Thanks to all the generous sponsors! To me Venice is at her most stunning at night and any one of the sestiere becomes utterly magical, so much so that it is impossible to pick a favorite. Hoping to return al più presto possibile.

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  60. User: AlisonL

    Posted on: 07/10/2020 at 11:38 am

    I’m imagining with pleasure the approach across the lagoon, taking in the sights, as I look forward to spending time in Venice having made the trip over from Pula.

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  61. User: Richard M Johnson

    Posted on: 07/10/2020 at 7:48 am

    Walking through the streets of Amalfi.

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  62. User: mezlou84

    Posted on: 07/10/2020 at 7:33 am

    I can imagine myself at St. Mark’s Basilica looking at the Byzantine mosaics and going up the tower to see all the red roofs

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  63. User: TRACEY BLAINE

    Posted on: 07/10/2020 at 5:59 am

    Would definately love to visit Venice when we can safely, Marks square seems very appealing to me and would love to be able to take in all the atomsphere and surroundings

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  64. User: Steven Grummett

    Posted on: 06/10/2020 at 9:23 pm

    Just chilling on a Gondola watching the world go by.

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  65. User: aileen.cool

    Posted on: 06/10/2020 at 6:08 pm

    I’d love to be at the top of St Mark’s Campanile. I wanted to go up there the only time I was in Venice, but was on a tour and we had no time. I’d like to see the whole city below me and get my bearings, then explore some of those smaller canals and alleyways and maybe some of the islands too.

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  66. User: John Rossington

    Posted on: 06/10/2020 at 6:03 pm

    I would follow in the footsteps of Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie in the brilliant film Don’t Look Now the best celluloid depiction of Venice

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  67. User: kristanybryn

    Posted on: 06/10/2020 at 6:00 pm

    I would love to see the Rialto Bridge in Venice!

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  68. User: purplesilverlady

    Posted on: 06/10/2020 at 9:08 am

    San Giorgio Maggiore Bell Tower, with the best views of Venice from the top of the bell tower.

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  69. User: Natalie Abel

    Posted on: 05/10/2020 at 11:05 pm

    Relaxing in a gondola

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  70. User: pyramidblaster

    Posted on: 05/10/2020 at 6:43 am

    Not only because it’s my namesake, but with this being one of the places to visit on my bucket list, I would love to visit St Mark’s Square.

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  71. User: Susan Willshee

    Posted on: 04/10/2020 at 7:20 pm

    I’d love to be on the Ponte di Rialto, mooching around the shops and taking in the view of the grand canal.

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  72. User: maritravel

    Posted on: 04/10/2020 at 6:55 pm

    Watching an opera in Teatro La Fenice, having arrived there by vaporetto via the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark.

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  73. User: maritravel

    Posted on: 04/10/2020 at 5:49 pm

    My dearest wish at the moment is to be at an opera performance in Teatro La Fenice on Campo San Fantin having arrived there by vaporetto via the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark. I would arrive about 45 minutes early to enjoy the experience and to people watch – always a treat at an Italian opera venue. Maybe my ticket would be for a Premiere, in which case I would be dressed in the (almost) obligatory black dress and pearls, my outdoor wear having been placed in the (free) cloakroom on the premises (ROH please note).

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  74. User: djclarke7

    Posted on: 04/10/2020 at 5:40 pm

    On one of the islands like Murano and Burano.

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  75. User: Bineba

    Posted on: 04/10/2020 at 3:55 pm

    My favourite memory about Venice is taking a boat from Lido very early in the morning, watching the city appear out of the haze and arriving in St. Mark’s Square, before any of the shops or even cafés were open and exploring Venice without any fellow tourists around.

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  76. User: lilyrose carnation

    Posted on: 04/10/2020 at 12:44 pm

    Strolling through St Marks at dawn 🙂

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  77. User: DavidHolland

    Posted on: 03/10/2020 at 9:57 pm

    I would love to be outside Doge Palace!

    My wife and I got married in Venice and this year is the first year in 11 we haven’t been back 🙁

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  78. User: lkwqar

    Posted on: 03/10/2020 at 9:21 pm

    Has to be walking around the Arsenale, no crowds and great ice cream, coffee and hot chocolate.

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  79. User: darlene.foster@telus.net

    Posted on: 03/10/2020 at 9:11 pm

    I would so love to be floating down a canal in a gondola with my hubby. Our trip to Venice was cancelled this spring and I was so disappointed.

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  80. User: SusanR

    Posted on: 03/10/2020 at 8:51 pm

    I would love to be on the Rialto Bridge watching the boats and the people.

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  81. User: laurensam

    Posted on: 03/10/2020 at 6:06 pm

    I would just love to wander round at my own pace and take in as many sights as possible

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  82. User: Wendy Smith

    Posted on: 03/10/2020 at 4:55 pm

    I’d love to be sat, in the shadow of the magnificent Basilica, enjoying a drink in Piazza San Marco listening to the orchestra playing

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  83. User: Sylvia Robbins

    Posted on: 03/10/2020 at 3:47 pm

    As a retired librarian, I should love to be in the ‘Libreria Acqua Alta’ bookshop – I missed it when I went there a few years ago.
    It’s called the ‘most beautiful bookshop in the world’

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  84. User: Rachel Dayan

    Posted on: 03/10/2020 at 12:25 pm

    I’d love to be getting on one of the water taxis on the grand canal and heading over to the nearby islands of Murano with its colourful painted houses and Burano to admire all the beautiful glass.

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  85. User: Ursula Hunt

    Posted on: 03/10/2020 at 9:31 am

    I would love to watch the people passing bay have a venetian coffee in St Marks Square

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  86. User: Sheila Hodgson

    Posted on: 03/10/2020 at 8:52 am

    Coffee and cake in an outdoor cafe watching the world go by.

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  87. User: HollyAnne

    Posted on: 03/10/2020 at 8:37 am

    I’ve always hoped to walk through the Bridge of Sighs in Venice.

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  88. User: almormor

    Posted on: 03/10/2020 at 7:01 am

    At the rooftop terrace of Ca Giustinian (the Biennale’s headquarters on the Canal Grande). Salute!

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  89. User: Hutchy73

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 10:25 pm

    Walking along the waterfront near the bridge of sighs – we bought a painting as a reminder – and then find a cafe for gelato – if only I could afford St Marks square

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  90. User: Tess P

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 9:24 pm

    Visiting the haunts my parents went to on their honeymoon. They are now divorced. He should have paid for that gondola trip in 1979.

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  91. User: Ben Moloney

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 9:16 pm

    It would have to be outside a restaurant near Rialto Bridge, watching the the comings and going and the gondolas go by.

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  92. User: Susan T.

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 8:56 pm

    I’d love to be perusing the collection in the Gallerie dell’Accademia. Some of the most amazing paintings are there!

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  93. User: helenwakeley1985@hotmail.com

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 6:58 pm

    Panini e Vini da Babbo without a doubt.

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  94. User: lakes

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 6:32 pm

    We loved Venice, it was so busy, in the evening, we would watch the boats going along the waterways, and loved our gondola ride. Also enjoyed the island tours and the glassmaking is amazing, it would be lovely to have a piece of Murano glass.

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  95. User: Kelly Jones

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 5:58 pm

    Sitting in a cafe with a glass of wine watching the world go by 🙂

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  96. User: Karen Cocking

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 5:18 pm

    I would love to be walking around the side streets, taking in the atmosphere and then stopping at Cafe Florian for a coffee and cake listening to the orchestra

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  97. User: tackyplum

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 4:16 pm

    Just taking a lazy ride on a gondola soaking up the sights

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  98. User: Dendav

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 3:42 pm

    Sitting in a cafe, people watching and eating gelato.

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  99. User: aligiraffe

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 3:41 pm

    I have never been to Venice but it is on my wish list of places to visit. To start I’d take a gondola ride to explore the city & see as much as possible first to get my bearings.

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  100. User: yoeydavis

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 3:24 pm

    I’d love to explore every inch and try as much of the local food and drink as possible.

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  101. User: Debra27b

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 3:21 pm

    I would take the short boat trip to Burano to view all the colorful houses.

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  102. User: m00

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 1:18 pm

    For me it would have to be St Marks Square. I’ve never been to Venice, but have always wanted to.

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  103. User: JEANETTE DAVISON

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 1:07 pm

    i just love Mirano glass

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  104. User: Laura Gallant

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 12:47 pm

    Just drifting through on a gondola taking everything in

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  105. User: dogs

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 12:09 pm

    I’s love to experience the historic atmosphere and stunning architecture of the Basilica di San Marco.

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  106. User: elaine simpson

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 11:45 am

    at the lido relaxing on the beach with the great viws of the city

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  107. User: Tunde

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 11:16 am

    Right now it’s lunchtime. I would go for a light pick me up to the Panini e Vini da Babbo. Cosy little bistro on the corner.

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  108. User: Moo

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 10:27 am

    I’ve never been to Venice, but I would love a relaxed ride in a gondola with a glass of wine in hand

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  109. User: Rich Tyler

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 10:23 am

    Watching the world pass me by whilst relaxing in a gondola, bliss!

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  110. User: Sarah Wray

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 8:49 am

    My lovely family took me to Venice for my 50th birthday last year. A highlight of the trip was sitting in a little side street cafe where the elderly chef made bellinis from fresh peaches in front of us. I would go back to Venice in a heartbeat! I read Donna Leon’s Death at La Fenice while there (I love reading books set in places where I’m on holiday!)

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  111. User: smokeyskelton

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 8:49 am

    I’d love to enjoy delicious cicchetti and prosecco in an atmospheric bacaro on a quiet local campo, and watch the world go by.

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  112. User: sarah123c

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 8:31 am

    I would love to be in Venice eating ice cream and shopping in all the wonderful boutiques

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  113. User: HELEN CLAYTON

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 7:27 am

    As a big fan of Philip Gwynne Jones and his Nathan Sutherland books I’d love to follow some of the places he mentions in Venice-and discover if there Really is a Street of the Assassins!

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    • User: Philip Gwynne Jones

      Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 8:07 am

      Hello Helen, I can confirm there is indeed a Street of the Assassins (Calle dei Assassini) which is just of the ‘filled-in canal of the Assassins) (Rio Terà dei Assassini).

      All good wishes, Philip.

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  114. User: Karen Baines

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 6:52 am

    sitting peacefuly in the Pizzeria Alla Stregha watching the world and enjoying the vibrant colours

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  115. User: Seamus68

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 6:30 am

    Watching pigeons in St Mark’s Square

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  116. User: Sarah Parker

    Posted on: 02/10/2020 at 6:15 am

    I’d like to be in a pizzeria in Venice 🙂

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  117. User: Lisa Mencarini

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 11:13 pm

    I imagine myself following the trail of the characters in my favourite film ‘Dont Look Now’. From the stunning Grand Canal to the echoing, dark streets. Although I would have a happy ending by sitting drinking champagne and letting the magnificent architecture hypnotize me.

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  118. User: Linda Rumsey

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 10:24 pm

    Sitting in a Venetian café watching the world drift by.

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  119. User: Iwhalley

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 10:18 pm

    The early morning market by the Rialto Bridge, experiencing the sights, smells and tastes of the market.

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  120. User: Paul

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 10:08 pm

    St Marks Square!!! watching life pass me by!

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  121. User: tmcc

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 9:33 pm

    I’d love to be drinking Prosecco on via garibaldi.

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  122. User: walk1992

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 9:15 pm

    Having a coffee in St Mark’s Square

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  123. User: Laura Johnson

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 8:56 pm

    I know it’s very touristy but I would love to have a Gondola Ride on the Canal Grande.

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  124. User: Nick123

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 7:57 pm

    Relaxing aboard a gondola.

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  125. User: Sharon Freemantle

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 7:24 pm

    I’d love a relaxing ride in a gondola watching the world go by

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  126. User: BWedgeworth

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 6:34 pm

    love to explore the canals by foot and cross over all the small bridges.

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  127. User: MrsPat8

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 5:58 pm

    On a Gondola on the Grand Canal. It’s where hubby proposed to me on my 30th birthday. I remember the tourist on all the other Gondola’s cheering and some even taking photos when he went down on one knee. Venice holds lots of special memories!

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  128. User: Irene Wright

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 4:28 pm

    In St Marks Square – many years since I was last there

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  129. User: littlebob

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 4:26 pm

    Spending a leisurely afternoon in the art gallery, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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  130. User: Lynne OConnor

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 3:39 pm

    I’d love to just stand in St Marks Square and take in my surroundings. Last time I was there, we were up to our knees in water due to the acqua alta which detracted somewhat from the experience. I’d love to try again.

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  131. User: AgnieszK

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 3:37 pm

    Looking at the Bridge of Sighs

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  132. User: Agniesz_K

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 3:34 pm

    Looking at the Bridge of Sighs

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  133. User: A. E. Chandler

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 2:16 pm

    The bookstore Libreria Acqua Alta, where they use boats instead of bookshelves.

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  134. User: Renee Rousseau

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 1:53 pm

    Watching the crowds from the comfort of a gondola is my cup of tea.

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  135. User: Barbara Henderson

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 12:24 pm

    I’d like to be in the blush coloured, tree shadowed courtyard of the Pizzeria Alla Stregha, where perhaps the witches painted on the walls will work some of their magic. I’d have a huge sharing seafood platter and a chilled glass of local white wine in front of me.

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  136. User: anneallen

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 12:20 pm

    I would love a leisurely ride on a gondola, being able to view all the wonderful buildings from a different perspective.

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  137. User: Annegret Harms

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 12:02 pm

    I would love to visit Venice and see all of its attractions!

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  138. User: Annegret

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 11:58 am

    I would love to visit Venice and see all of its attractions!

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  139. User: AngelORoses

    Posted on: 01/10/2020 at 11:11 am

    I visited Venice for the first time last year and can’t wait to back to Italy!

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  140. User: Alyson Read

    Posted on: 30/09/2020 at 6:33 pm

    On the bridges!

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  141. User: Shelley White

    Posted on: 30/09/2020 at 4:31 pm

    I would love to walk along the sands in the Maremma and visit my friends in the lovely city of Novara.

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  142. User: Annabel Greaves

    Posted on: 30/09/2020 at 3:39 pm

    I loved visiting Venice, St. Marks Square is such a special place

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  143. User: Threeleggedtoad

    Posted on: 30/09/2020 at 6:53 am

    Have a coffee in St Mark’s Square and watch the world go by

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  144. User: jackie rushton

    Posted on: 30/09/2020 at 4:13 am

    Having coffee whilst sitting on the balcony of the Doges Palace and watching the world go by in St Marks Square

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  145. User: Evelyn

    Posted on: 29/09/2020 at 10:12 pm

    I loved my trip to Venice and would return in a New York second. I dream of sitting outside at Caffe Florian again sipping something delicious and people-watching.

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  146. User: I like reading

    Posted on: 29/09/2020 at 6:44 pm

    Hello, I would love to visit the Giardini della Biennale in Venice, a park that looks lovely. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  147. User: clairew137

    Posted on: 29/09/2020 at 5:37 pm

    Sipping Champagne in a gondola.

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  148. User: ar440

    Posted on: 29/09/2020 at 11:25 am

    Haven’t been to Venice yet,but i can imagine myself squeezing through a narrow canal passage and coming out to see the Grand Canal!

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  149. User: Jo Quilliam

    Posted on: 29/09/2020 at 9:34 am

    I would sit outside Ca’ Dogaressa on the edge of the Canale Di Cannaregio, with a glass of something very dry and white and watch the evening traffic chugging home……

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  150. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 29/09/2020 at 6:45 am

    I’ve never been to Venice but the place I most want to visit is the Murano Glass factory

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  151. User: hunter972

    Posted on: 28/09/2020 at 11:16 pm

    I would most like to wander in Venice, and eat! But I especially see myself in the Piazza San Marco at night, with the music from the cafes and all the people watching.

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  152. User: Barbara Holdhusen

    Posted on: 28/09/2020 at 6:14 pm

    What a wonderful prize! Love Venice – I would love to be sitting in a little trattoria in one of those beautiful little squares you find by accident when you turn off the main streets and just start wandering …

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  153. User: Maro Benipayo

    Posted on: 28/09/2020 at 5:11 pm

    I would to walk on the streets of Venice and indulge the “local and cozy” life in there ☺

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  154. User: Heidi Sturm-Norén

    Posted on: 28/09/2020 at 5:04 pm

    I love Venezia and the lagoon, if I coukd travel there now, I would sit in one of the charming bacaris at Via Garibaldi, drink an Aperol Spritz and have some cicchetti… Oh, now I am dreaming… Thank you for the interesting giveaway, and thanks to Iris from La Venessiana for sharing your page. Best wishes from Tyrolean mountains, Heidi

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  155. User: Rosiej

    Posted on: 28/09/2020 at 4:57 pm

    During lockdown I have been dreaming about revisiting Venice and have been there several times. The first was in the 50s as a child and the magic never leaves you now I want to revisit there in winter and cross the bridges and eat in the tratorrias on a chilly evening

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  156. User: Barbara Khan

    Posted on: 28/09/2020 at 2:27 pm

    I love Venice

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  157. User: ladygray

    Posted on: 28/09/2020 at 12:49 pm

    I would like to wander all over Venice on foot, crossing bridges, looking in shops and buying takeaway pizza.

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  158. User: Teresa Starr

    Posted on: 28/09/2020 at 7:56 am

    Sitting drinking a coffee soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the view.

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  159. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 27/09/2020 at 11:52 pm

    I would chose to be poled along the canals of Venice in a gondola, being serenaded by Hauser on his ‘cello!

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  160. User: judeness

    Posted on: 27/09/2020 at 9:22 pm

    Would love to be in Burano, the most colourful and photogenic place I have ever visited. Venice is my dream location but just to have the prize would take me there.

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  161. User: Marilyn Baron

    Posted on: 27/09/2020 at 8:30 pm

    I’d like to be in a vaporetto cruising the Grand Canal, soaking in the sights and sounds of this glorious city.

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  162. User: philatel

    Posted on: 27/09/2020 at 8:10 pm

    Wow – to win this would be wonderful. I visited Venice in the 1960’s and remember splashing out on our last night by drinking the most expensive cup of coffee I have ever had whilst sitting in St Mark’s Square listening to the orchestra! I would love to go back one day and repeat this.

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  163. User: Madeleine

    Posted on: 27/09/2020 at 8:03 pm

    I would love to be in Venice again, that light, those gorgeous buildings and the food, the amazing food. I’d love to be sat in a campo sipping a bellini, and waiting for some delicious fresh food to be delivered in the evening sunshine. This time of autumn was just perfect the last time I was there.

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  164. User: Tom Ruffles

    Posted on: 27/09/2020 at 7:56 pm

    Anywhere in that beautiful city but the old decaying canal-side mansion in which a red-coated dwarf wielding a cleaver is ready to dispatch middle-aged men grieving for drowned daughters.

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  165. User: Christina Yard

    Posted on: 27/09/2020 at 6:41 pm

    I would love to stand on the Scalzi Bridge , late at night ,with a full moon shining down on the Grand canal , with someone who stole my heart many years ago in exactly that place

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  166. User: Christina Yard

    Posted on: 27/09/2020 at 6:37 pm

    I would love to be standing on the Scalzi bridge , late at night ,with a full moon shining down on the Grand canal below, with someone who stole my heart many years ago in exactly that place !

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  167. User: CathBRFC

    Posted on: 27/09/2020 at 6:27 pm

    I’d love to while away the hours in the beautiful Libraria Acqua Alta with the books and cats. Heaven

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  168. User: Rachel Hall

    Posted on: 27/09/2020 at 6:10 pm

    Ideally I would be in Nathan Sutherland’s apartment on the Street of the Assassins sipping a Spritz Nathan with Gramsci the cat curled up on my lap!

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  169. User: Dora Karanikola

    Posted on: 27/09/2020 at 6:00 pm

    I would be really happy to win anything about Venice,my favourite place

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  170. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 27/09/2020 at 5:55 pm

    I’d love to watch the water traffic from one of the bridges on the Canale Grande, that would entertain me for hours.

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  171. User: Janine

    Posted on: 27/09/2020 at 5:27 pm

    People watching from a gondola would be amazing x

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