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  • 1 Church of Saint Zachary Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Castello 4693 I - 30122 Venezia

    A Lombard facade and a masterpiece of the Renaissance, built by Codussi between 1480 and 1500 according to the plan for the Church of Saint Michael. A spacious interior with a Renaissance nave and Gothic choir, and walls that are literally covered wi..

  • 2 Equestrian Monument to Bartolomeo Colleoni Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Campo di S.S. - Giovanni e Paolo I - 30122 Venezia

    Andrea Verrochio created this equestrian statue (1400-1476) depicting a proud mounted warrior whose fierce demeanour and spirited steed make for a magnificent spectacle, further enhanced by the bulky plinth on which it stands. The statue overlooks th..

  • 3 Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Campo di Santi Giovanni e Paolo I - 30122 Venezia

    Built by the Dominicans from 1240 to 1430, this is the largest Gothic church in Venice. Its solemn character is derived from its historical role as doges' pantheon. The impressively spacious and light interior layout comprises a nave and two aisles p..

  • 4 Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Campiello dei Miracoli I - 30131 Venezia

    Its sophisticated architectural design and splendid polychrome marble decoration indicate that this church draws inspiration from 15C Tuscan examples. Built by Pietro Lombardo between 1481 and 1489, it is one of the earliest and best examples of Rena..

  • 5 Island of Murano Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Isola di Murano I - 30141 Venezia

    In the late 13C, the Great Council, fearing a major fire, decided to relocate the glassmaking industry to Murano, ever since when this has been the island of glass. The ovens and insistent requests from vendors to visit shops and workshops should not..

  • 6 Basilica of Holy Mary and Saint Donato (Murano) Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Campo San-Donato 11 I - 30141 Venezia

    Facing the canal, the chevet of this very old basilica offers a remarkable view. The central circular apse is a masterpiece of Venetian Byzantine art of the 12C. Inside, a superb floor made of mosaic that is especially rich in terms of embellishments..

  • 7 S. Zanipolo Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Castello 6363 I - 30010 Venezia

    In the Venetian dialect, Zanipòlo is a contraction of St John and St Paul. The austere Gothic basilica dedicated to them was the burial place for the doges and opens onto the square after which it is named. In its centre stands a splendid equestrian ..

  • 8 Dorsoduro Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Campo della Carità I - Venezia

    This area lies right at the south of the city, between the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal. It is one of the cultural hubs of the city, home to the staggering Accademia, the inspiring Peggy Guggenheim collection and the ultra contemporary Punta de..

  • 9 Bell tower of Venice Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza San Marco I - 30124 Venezia

    At 96m high, this is one of Venice's most distinctive landmarks; visible from the mainland, it is an exact replica of a 16C tower which collapsed in 1902. From the top, the view stretches from the Giudecca Canal to the Grand Canal, over terraces and ..

  • 10 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..

  • 11 Island of Burano Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Isola Burano I - 30013 Venezia

    A small island 45 minutes from Venice where, in spite of the canals, everything is quite different: not a single palace, but simple fishermen's homes with brightly colored facades along tiny streets and along the quays of the village, an upbeat atmos..

  • 12 Torcello Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Isola di Torcello I - 30012 Venezia

    In the middle of the lagoon, this island was once an important city and seat of a bishopric but was progressively abandoned from the 10C onwards due to it silting up and malaria. While Venice bloomed into full glory, Torcello returned to a wild state..

  • 13 Cannaregio Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Campo S.- Marcuola I - Venezia

    The name calls to mind pastoral canals and gentle strolls by the water's edge, and the reality is not far off! This sestiere in the north of the city is dissected by broad quays as charming as they are deserted... Created as recently as the 16C, thes..

  • 14 Squero di San Trovaso Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Campo di S. - Trovaso I - 30123 Venezia

    A squèro, is a place where gondolas are repaired... but you will find its architecture rather unusual for Venice: entirely built out of wood, it looks more like an Alpine chalet, which learned experts will tell you, is because apparently the people w..

  • 15 Church of Saint Francis of the Vine Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Campo S. - Francesco della Vigna I - 30122 Venezia

    Named after the vines that grew here in the 13C at the time when the Franciscans built the first church, the current church, whose facade is reminiscent of a Classical temple, was built by Sansovino and has a bell tower that will probably remind you ..

  • 16 Church of San Giovanni in Bragora Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Campo Bandiera e Moro I - 30122 Venezia

    This church is notable for its artworks by Palma the Younger, Paris Bordone and Cima de Conegliano.

  • 17 Church of Our Lady of the Garden Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Cannaregio 3512 I - 30121 Venezia

    An intimate "campo", a harmonious facade made of bricks and decorated with statues: this church has a miraculous statue of the Virgin found in a garden, and is known as the church of Tintoretto: the painter lived nearby and is buried here, ..

  • 18 Church of Sant'Alvise Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Campo S. - Alvise I - 30141 Venezia

    Visitors should enter this church devoted to Saint Louis of Anjou (Alvise is the Venetian version of Louis) on account of its fine 15C tempera paintings attributed to Lazzaro Bastiani (active between 1449 and 1512). The right wall of the axial chapel..

  • 19 Palazzo Vendramin Calergi - Casino Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Campiello Vendramin Calergi I - 30121 Venezia

    Richard Wagner lived and died in this Renaissance palace, built on the Grand Canal by architect Mauro Codussi in the early 16C. Today it is home to the municipal casino.

  • 20 Ca'Pesaro Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Fondamenta S. - Croce Mocenigo 2076 I - 30135 Venezia

    Begun by Longhena, this elegant palace sports a ground-floor embellished with diamond-shaped bossages. The Ca'Pesaro is home to the Oriental Art Museum and the International Gallery of Modern Art.

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