Travel to Italy: Venice: Panorama: Photo 6
Stretching east from the Doge's palace is the promenade of the Riva Degli Schiavone--the quai or embankment of the Slavs. These were the Slavic-speaking Dalmatians who once docked here and brought the timber and limestone that Venice consumed voraciously. Today the same waterfront is prime tourist turf. The red-hued Palazzo Dandolo, for example, opened in 1822 as the Danieli Hotel and under that name is still in business for a "if you have to ask, you can't afford it" price.
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