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P is for Palazzi

"Palazzo" is often translated into English as "palace" which isn't exactly right since it gives the impression that it's a residence where royalty live. Basically, in Italy, a palazzo is a grand and impressive building, and there are many of them (palazzi) all over Venice.

Here are a few along the Grand Canal. I took these photos while riding the vaporetto (water bus), public transportation at its finest.




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perfect and sooo beautiful :)

How beautiful Venice is. How interesting too.Thanks for sharing these great photos.
Have a great week.
Wil, ABC Team.


Oh this takes me back, we went to Venice and I rode that water bus. I have taken these exact pictures, I LOVE Venice, my favorite city EVER.


I was under the impression that palazzo is a palace where royalty lives. Thanks for the clarification.

Now to the important thing - how I love your captures of Venice. You could probably or would have already done a photo book of Venice.


I want to be riding the vaporetto along the Grand Canal right now! I love your photos, they really capture the glow and grandeur of these wonderful Venetian palazzi.

my dream vacation.. :)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, wonderful choice for this week's letter. Your beautiful photos bring back so many fond memories of my trips up and down the grand canal on Vaporetto 1. There's just nothing like it. I even bought a moro minniature of the Palazzo Ca' D'Oro. :)

Thanks so much for sharing your photos and allowing me to relive those special moments being in Venice.

Have a wonderful week.


You are so right about the translation problem, Annie. We have the same problem with 'château' - which usually gets translated as 'castle', but the châteaux of the Loire are not what most English people would think of as 'castles'.
But, just as the Piazza San Marco is the only piazza in Venice, it is often said that the Palazzo Ducale is the only palazzo in Venice - all the other great houses being referred to as 'case' (houses). Some houses, such as the Ca' d'Oro, are almost always referred to in this way, but with many others both terms are used interchangeably - such as Ca' Rezzonico/Palazzo Rezzonico.

Oh Venice, oh Venice, when can I see this place in person?

P is for Pizzaroni
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Thank you for the beautiful tour Annie! Another great take on the theme...

Really beautiful - makes me nostalgic.

These photographs are fantastic. You have captured the beautiful of the Palazzi so well. Carver, ABC - Wed. Team

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