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Casa di Marco Polo

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Address: Calle Scaleta, Venice, Italy
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You can visit where the world explorer Marco Polo started out - from his...

You can visit where the world explorer Marco Polo started out - from his home located close to the Rialto Bridge in Venice.

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Great hidden place to visit if you like Venetian history

Walking east from the Rialto Bridge area, you will need a map to find your way through the narrow streets, in a hidden narrow alley, you then walk-into “Corte del Milion” a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking east from the Rialto Bridge area, you will need a map to find your way through the narrow streets, in a hidden narrow alley, you then walk-into “Corte del Milion” a very small square where Marco Polo lived. It got its name from the local ventians who called Maro Polo Mr Millionioni, as he came back from his travels... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We were taken to the houses of Venetian and great explorer Marco Polo and his family (not far from the Rialto Bridge) as part of our free walking tour and it is fascinating to see the original features of the building still intact. Not many people know about this hidden gem and it offer a great insight into the history... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

During our walking tour of Venice, our guide Simone said there are many houses that claim to be the one of Marco Polo. The original house burned in 1597 and a theater was built in its place. You will find plagues throughout the city stating “this is where Marco Polo lived”. The most notable one is the Venetian building located... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Shown to us by our gondolier, this house has a plaque on its wall indicating it to be a home of Marco Polo and is easier seen from the canal than by foot. If I understood correctly it is or has been renovated but is not currently open as a tourist attraction.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

You half expect the house of such an important traveller to be prominent and famous but instead it is marked only by a small plaque and is located in a discreet square close to the Teatro Maliban. No museum and no chance to visit inside but only the opportunity to just look and ponder the significance of the man and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

I wanted to visit the famous house of Marco Polo in Venice ( very few show any interest) . It's almost fifteen minute's walk from Piazza San Marco. The house is beside a narrow canal and you can visit by a water taxi or gondola. But very few people know about it. Someone told me ''Was there any Marco Polo... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We viewed Marco polo's home from the gondola ride we took while in Venice it's not the best looking building in Venice but nice to see where he lived

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

The Marco Polo's Home is not a museum, but only a building located on the place where it supposed to live the great Marco Polo. Today, only a small sign above the entrance reminds every tourist about the importance of this place, but nothing else special is there. The area is nice, indeed and even a canal passes next to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Thanks for Netflix, i had some historical information about Marco Polo and his exploits in the Far East. It is a normal or typical house but with huge historical significance...our gondolier pointed this out during our canal ride.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

This place is so hard to find if you don't get proper instructions. Our disappointing gondolier (black and white stripes) did not give us any info on our ride, so we had to find it on foot. If you are coming from San Marco, you have to make your way to the Rialto bridge, but do not cross. Instead, continue... More 

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Castello
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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