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'Aerial Venice' at Venice for Visitors

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We've just launched a new section of Venice for Visitors. It's called "Aerial Venice," and it's designed to let you explore Venice from above before your visit.

The site makes use of Google satellite-photo maps. Each image measures at least 750 x 500 pixels (which is fairly large, as such maps go), and the typical page has two pictures:

1. A satellite-photo map that looks straight down and gives an overview of the featured location and its surroundings.

2. A close-up or "bird's eye" view, usually at a 45-degree angle, that matches what you might see in the final minute or two of a parachute descent.

To provide a more enjoyable experience, we've avoided the use of the teardrop-shaped markers and dialogue balloons that clutter and hide details so many Google-based photo maps. Instead, we've preceded each set of images with a description of what you'll see. (We've also included links to related Aerial Venice pages and Venice for Visitors articles in our descriptions.)

Aerial Venice topics range from major squares and sights to transportation hubs such as the Santa Lucia Railroad Station, the Piazzale Roma, Venice Marco Polo and Treviso Airports, and the Venice cruise port. We've also created pages for the Lido di Venezia, Murano, Burano, and several other islands in the Venetian Lagoon.

If you'd like to see our Aerial Venice gallery, simply click the link below or type the name into your browser:


Photo in banner: Matthew Dixon.


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Thank you for all the hard work that has gone into this part of your website. You are so right about the confusion felt by people who have little or no exposure to Venice!

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