In Moonraker, after meeting Dr Goodhead in the street (Fondamenta della Misericordia, Venice),James Bond is making a quiet boat trip on a gondola, just before the boat chase starts.
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In Moonraker, the Hotel Danieli doubles up as Dr Goodhead’s hotel where the crew used the Suite del Doge.
The Hotel Danieli is a masterfully restored palace synonymous with the splendor and romance of Venice. It is located just steps away from the Piazza San Marco and its Basilica as well as legendary sites such as the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. The main building is the original 14th century palace of Doge Dandolo’s family, a Venetian gothic landmark lavishly appointed with pink marble, stained glass, ceilings decorated with golden leaves, Murano glass chandeliers, and antiques. These glorious interiors are rivaled only by the captivating panoramic views from the rooftop restaurant, Restaurant Terrazza Danieli.
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St. Mark’s Square (known as Piazza San Marco) in Italy is a public square in Venice. At one end is an adjoining open space called the Piazzetta di San Marco which is next to the waterway. At the other end is St. Mark’s Basilica and St Mark’s Campanile (know as Campanile di San Marco in Italian) which is the bell tower of the Basilica.
The square features in Moonraker after Bond escapes from the his pursuers in his speed gondola by converting it into a hovercraft and entering the square from the waterway on to the Piazetta di San Marco, dispersing people (and pidgeons) as he travels through the square.
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