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  • 1 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.

  • 2 Museo Correr Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Piazzetta San Marco 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..

  • 3 Island of San Giorgio Maggiore Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Isola S. - Giorgio Maggiore I - 30124 Venezia

    Despite its church by Palladio, the island of San Giorgio Maggiore is not on the main tourist circuit and this is part of its charm. Here, a little distance from the hubbub of Piazza San Marco, visitors can contemplate the waterfront or, from the top..

  • 4 Church of Saint Zachary Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Castello 4693 I - 30122 Venezia

    A Lombard facade, 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 with ..

  • 5 Equestrian Monument to Bartolomeo Colleoni Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

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

    Andra Verrochio created this equestrian statue depicting a proud mounted warrior, his fierce demeanour and spirited steed making for a magnificent spectacle, further enhanced by the bulky plinth on which it stands. After the artist's death, Alessandr..

  • 6 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..

  • 7 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..

  • 8 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..

  • 9 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..

  • 10 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 Gothic church dedicated to them is the burial place for the doges and opens onto the square after which it is named. In its centre stands an equestrian statue of Bartolmeo..

  • 11 Campanile 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 and the Grand Canal, over terraces and..

  • 12 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..

  • 13 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..

  • 14 Island of Torcello and its monumental complex 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..

  • 15 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..

  • 16 San Polo and Santa Croce Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Campo San Polo I - Venezia

    In the central loop of the Grand Canal lie the sestieri of San Polo and Santa Croce, a real tangle of little streets and canals that form the inner heart of Venice... It is the area where the traditional urban fabric is best preserved. In San Polo, t..

  • 17 Squèro da San Trovasio 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..

  • 18 Church of Saint Francis of the Vine Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Campo S. - Francesco della Vigna I - 30122 Venezia

    His name comes from the vines that were here in the 13th C. at the time when the Franciscans built the first church here. The church here now, whose facade evokes a Classical temple, was built by Sansovino and has a bell tower that should remind you ..

  • 19 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.

  • 20 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, ..

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