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  • 1 Galleria dell'Accademia Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Campo della Carità 1050 I - 30131 Venezia

    Housing the city's finest art collection, the museum occupies a group of buildings comprising the Lateran convent, church of the Carità and the Scuola Grande della Carità, granted to the Academy of Fine Arts in 1750 and a museum since the 19C. Today,..

  • 2 Ca' d'Oro Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Cannaregio 3932 I - 30131 Venezia

    Although stripped of the ornamentation from which it derives its names (oro is gold), this delicate, floral, Gothic creation is stunning, both in terms of its façade and what lies within. Above the magnificent mosaic-paved inner courtyard, the Galler..

  • 3 Church of the Friars Minor Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Campo dei Frari, San Polo 3072 I - 30125 Venezia

    Immense, the Church of the Friars Minor (Franciscans) has the tallest bell tower in Venice, after Saint Mark, of course. Built entirely with bricks, very sober, this Gothic church imposes itself by its size, and above all, by the works of art it cont..

  • 4 Saint Mark's Basilica Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Piazza S. - Marco I - 30124 Venezia

    If the facade of Saint Mark's Basilica is superb, the interior will leave you in awe with its mosaics on golden backgrounds that cover the walls, cupolas, and illuminate this oriental looking basilica! If you want to see them more closely, you will h..

  • 5 Doge's Palace Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazzetta S. Marco 1 I - 30124 Venezia

    Unmissable, this amazing palace reveals Venice's entire history, both the public history of its doges and the more secret, tragic one of an uncompromising Republic. On the brighter side are the sumptuous ducal apartments with a visit culminating with..

  • 6 Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Castello 3259/a I - 30122 Venezia

    Known as the school of the Dalmatians or the "Slavonians" (Schiavoni), the foundation dates from 19 May 1451 when a decree of the Council of Ten approved its statutes and rules. The small interior has the Sts George, Tryphon and Jerome cycl..

  • 7 Scuola Grande di San Rocco Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    San Polo 3052 I - 30125 Venezia

    Dedicated to San Rocco, who protected against pestilence and disease, this influential confraternity or scuola was recognised by the Council of Ten in 1478 and dedicated to fighting the plague. Tintoretto was chosen as their painter, and a fine colle..

  • 8 San Marco Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza San Marco I - 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..

  • 9 Grand Canal Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Canal Grande I - 30124 Venezia

    The Grand Canal is 3.8km in length and varies between 30m and 70m in width according to the curves it weaves across the city. Simply spectacular, the Grand Canal is striking naturally for its famous palaces (especially impressive by night) but also b..

  • 10 Piazza San Marco Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 11 The Rialto Bridge Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Ponte Rialto I - 30124 Venezia

    With its humped shape covered with arches, this bridge is emblematic of Venice. So it shouldn't surprise us to see it besieged by a crowd coming to take "the" photo of the Grand Canal, and the small shops, once occupied by bankers and finan..

  • 12 Ca' Rezzonico Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Dorsoduro 3136 I - 30123 Venezia

    The last palace designed by Baldassare Longhena (built by Massari) is now a museum dedicated to 18C Venice (Museo del Settecento Veneziano). It has works by Tiepolo ( Virtue and Nobility putting Ignorance to Flight), canal scenes by Canaletto, portra..

  • 13 Peggy Guggenheim Collection Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Dorsoduro 704 I - 30123 Venezia

    Palazzo Venier dei Leoni is home to the collection of Peggy Guggenheim, niece of collector Salomon Guggenheim. She amassed a fabulous collection of contemporary paintings and sculpture (most of which are surrealist works and pieces from the Dada move..

  • 14 Basilica of the Salute (Holy Mary of Health) Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Dorsoduro 1 I - 30123 Venezia

    Built in 1630 by Baldassare Longhena to ward off a plague epidemic, this immense church crowned with a domed and standing almost exactly at the mouth of the Grand Canal, is one of the best-known sites of Venice. If the interior can seem quite cold wi..

  • 15 Church of San Sebastiano Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Campo San Sebastiano I - 30123 Venezia

    This church has a complex layout and a very rich decor. Note the painting by Titian and a funerary monument by Sansovino. There is a bust marking the location of Veronese's tomb - who dedicated a large portion of his life to painting superb frescoes ..

  • 16 Ghetto Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Fondamenta S. - Cannaregio I - 30121 Venezia

    This word evokes older and more recent horrors, but the Ghetto was first of all a neighborhood in Venice. Its taller buildings stand out, taller because Jews were forced to remain there no matter how much their population increased. Nowadays, the uni..

  • 17 Canton Synagogue Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Campo di Ghetto Nuovo I - 30121 Venezia

    According to some people, it owes its name to a banker who had it built in the 16th C. Others logically explain that in the Venetian dialect canton designates an angle position, which is the case of this synagogue. Whatever is origin, this synagogue ..

  • 18 Spanish Synagogue Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Ghetto Vecchio I - 30121 Venezia

    Like the other synagogues of Venice, this one (the largest) has a bifocal plan, with the pulpit and the tabernacle being placed across from each other on the short sides of the hall. Its reconstruction in the 17C is attributed to Baldassare Longhena.

  • 19 Bridge of Sighs Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rio di Palazzo I - 30124 Venezia

    This arched bridge made with stone from Istria, built over the canal of the Palace between 1595 and 1605, bears the coat of arms of the doge Marino Grimani. It is one of Venice's best known sights (of the world's sights, in fact), and the little brid..

  • 20 Museo Correr Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Piazzetta San Marco 52 I - 30132 Venezia

    Enthralling and dense, this museum recounts the history of Venice, both the long period of the Doges and that of the Risorgimento: objects and works of art evoke its maritime commerce, artisanal crafts, games and festivities, and the daily life of Ve..

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