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Benvenuti a Venezia

Venice, Italy in 3D is now live on Google Earth. You can take a virtual stroll starting at the train station (Venezia Santa Lucia) and traverse Ponte Scalzi to get to Campo Santa Margherita. You can check out the recently completed "fourth bridge" (Ponte della Costituzione) on the Grand Canal, without ever having to be in Venice. Or, you could watch the city from the vantage point of a bird perched atop St Mark's Campanile (Campanile di San Marco), walk around Palazzo Grassi or explore the Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto).

All of these places and more can be yours to discover through Google Earth and Earth view in Google Maps. Watch the video below to fly through the city to experience the Venetian landmarks.

Whether you've never been to Venice, are a native curious to explore your city from a unique perspective or anything in between Venice in 3D offers an incredible opportunity to visit and explore "La Serenissima" in exciting new ways.

As a Google employee and a native of Italy I treasure the opportunity to virtually rekindle my memory of particular locations in Italy as well as plan trips and itineraries for my next visit home. Buon Viaggio!

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G F Mueden said...

I clicked on the firsst tree links givenm the stationmthe bridge and the tower, and was shown models of them with nothing else, not the images I was led to expect by the video, a big let-down

What did I miss?

Declan Brennan said...

A real tour de force which brought back great memories of my trips to the city and left me with a silly grin on my face. Thanks.

When I was young, we a reproduction of a highly detailed Canaletto painting of a canal scene. It would be nice to have some of these works available as panoramas.
Whilst we're on wishes, historical imagery is a handy Google feature. It would be amazing if this applied to architecture in places like Rome so we could roll back and see a best guess of Rome at the height of empire.
As if you guys haven't got enough to do. :-)

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