Things to see and do - Venice
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Venice : Michelin's recommendations
Venice is a city impossible to describe coldly because beyond some notorious monuments, glamorous landscapes, it is fundamentally a state of mind. It is a city in which one should know how to get lost, from calli to sotoportego, from fondamenta tocampo along endless strolls full of surprises and unexpected experiences. Silence reigns over these passageways which are ignored by the herds of tourists: Venice then starts to disclose its magic and some of its mysteries.
Tourist attractions Venice : Things to see and do
Piazza S. - Marco I - 30124 Venezia
If the facade of Saint Mark's Basilica is superb, the marble interior, mosaics and bronze horses will leave you in awe, as much by the luminosity of the mosaics as by its 12C animal and geometric patterns. The edifice, consecrated in 1094, features a..
Piazza San Marco I - 30124 Venezia
The sestiere of San Marco lies in the last meander of the Grand Canal before it spills into the lagoon. It encompasses the so-called golden triangle, the area of Venice most frequented by tourists, demarcated by the Accademia (to the west), the Rialt..
Piazza S. - Maco I - 30124 Venezia
This extraordinary architectural ensemble is the very embodiment of Venice. Everything here is graceful and beautiful, albeit teeming with pigeons and tourists. This vast trapezoidal space is harmoniously framed by the Procuratie, under the arcades o..
San Marco 1243 I - 30124 Venice
Set 80 metres from Saint Mark's Square, Baglioni Hotel Luna offers impressive interiors with original frescoes and stunning views across the lagoon. This 5-star hotel guarantees a memorable experience in central Venice. Rooms at the Baglioni Hotel L..
San Marco 848 I - 30124 Venice
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Looking for an elegant setting for your stay in Venice? Naturally you'd like to be near St. Mark's Square. Royal San Marco is a 3-minute walk from the basilica. Set in one of the finest, ancient buildings of Venice, this charming hotel boasts fine d..
Piazza San Marco 1107 I - 30124 Venice
Opened in 1308, Albergo Cavalletto & Doge Orseolo is one of the oldest hotels in Venice. It is set right behind St. Mark's Square, and features elegant rooms and a private pier. All rooms of Albergo Cavalletto are classically furnished in Venetian s..
Leisure activities Venice
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Explore the famous islands of the Venice lagoon - Murano, Burano and Torcello - on a half-day excursion. You'll see a glass-blowing display on Murano, shop for lace on Burano and visit Venice's first church on the tranquil island of Torcello. This mo..
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Let the Doges Palace Walking Tour through Venice lead you to the most sumptuous and splendidly decorated rooms of what used to be 'the brain' that governed the Republic of Venice. You'll learn how the Venetians guaranteed loyalty of their bureaucrats..
Take a guided walking tour of Venice and admire the most famous squares, bridges and narrow streets. Be enchanted as you wander through Venice's picturesque cobblestone alleyways admiring the world's most romantic city. Highlights Explore th..
riva degli Schiavoni 4149, Castello I - 30122 VENEZIA
Innovative cuisine made from top quality ingredients, served in unusual but never excessive combinations. The carefully prepared dishes are full of flavour, and presented in a bright, colourful way.
isola della Giudecca 10, 5 mn di navetta privata dal pontile San Marco I - 30133 VENEZIA
If gold is considered to be the precious commodity that runs through the DNA of Venice, then this restaurant lives up to the city's reputation with its gold coloured ceiling. The cuisine is just as impressive, thanks to the restaurant's Italian chef...
Campo SS. Filippo e Giacomo, Castello 4509 I - 30122 VENEZIA
This gourmet restaurant is housed in a simple, minimalist dining room and is a far cry from the usual tourist clichés. It focuses all its attention on the quality of its cuisine and serves reinterpretations of classic Venetian dishes with an emphasis..
Isola delle Rose I - 30124 VENEZIA
The renowned name of Giancarlo Perbellini is behind this new restaurant housed in a building dating from 1936 on its own private island - the Isola delle Rose, right out in the Venetian lagoon. After a day of business meetings or exploring Venice, en..
piazza San Marco 121 (primo piano) I - 30124 VENEZIA
Run by a renowned family of restaurateurs, the Alajmo from Padua, this restaurant is a kind of "gastronomic monument" in Venice. It is a triumph of stucco, Murano glass and precious fabrics housed in one of the most photographed palazzi in ..
calle del Scaleter 2202/A, San Polo I - 30125 VENEZIA
An osteria in name only, this restaurant has an elegant ambience, with two romantic tables overlooking the canal. If you enjoy Venetian cuisine you will be in your element here, as Signora Mara skilfully combines traditional local dishes with her own..