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• Free admission Head on over to Bragora to pick up one-of-a-kind Venetian mementos, ranging from soda can models of gondolas to bags made from discarded sails.
You can even become a bona fide Venetian artist by printing your own T-shirt or poster here.
• bragora.it Did you know that Venice is actually an archipelago? Venture a little farther afield to see some of the city’s less explored islands, such as San Michele. This little isle is the bucolic final resting place for centuries of Venetians.
• visit-venice-italy.com Days spent flitting from one splendid basilica to another on cobblestoned streets can do a number on your back. So why not go and work on your
Sun salutations in similarly storied surrounds?
Take a yoga class in Napoleon’s greenhouse – an unmissable place to work on your Downward Dog. • From $11; yogavenezia.com Venice was the site of the world’s first opera house, so take the opportunity to experience this magnificent art form with true aficionados. Head to where those in the know go, and sit with the loggionisti in the cheap seats.
• $30; teatrolafenice.it