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The best place to view a Venetian sunset is inside one of the romantic gondolas on the wide Grand Canal. That way, your view of the fleeting but glorious light display won't be blocked by the city's Venetian Gothic architecture. With the sun spilling multi-colored light on the clouds, water and surrounding buildings, you'll fall under Venice's spell — if you haven't already. There is something enchanting about a gondolier rowing the canal's quiet waters while the sun slowly disappears from sight. And even though you probably won't want to ride a gondola in the cold of winter, the sunsets in January and February are spectacular. Accademia Bridge is a sweet spot to watch the sun descend over the Grand Canal.

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Best places to watch the sunset

There's some kind of magic that happens when the sun drifts down. The world seems to glow with bright light and brilliant color, but just for an instant before the darkness sets in. And even though the sun setting is a commonplace event — it happens every day — it remains one of the finest natural wonders. The nine sunset spots on this list are diverse in their locales, from mountaintops to oceansides and everywhere in between. So come take a virtual ride into the sunset with us. Same sun; nine different settings. By Emily H. Bratcher | U.S. News

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