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Address: Calle Scaleta, Venice, Italy

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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Marco Polo House

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... read more

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

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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Hastings, United Kingdom
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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 24 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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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Bucharest, Romania
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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 14 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Wherever you find ones self in this beautiful city of Venice you stumble across famous peoples houses! Fascinating history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

This house is of significance only for someone interested in things related to Marco Polo. It is not even sure he and his family lived there (he died in 1324, so the house would have to be nearly 700 years old) and it can not be visited. It is just an old house, with a commemorative plaque nearby.

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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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