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  • 1 Galleria Internazionale di Arte Moderna Interesting

    Museums and art

    Fondamenta S. - Croce Mocenigo 2076 I - 30135 Venezia

    Ca' Pesaro exhibits works by major Italian and international artists from the late 19C to the 1960s. If we had to name but a few to encourage you to venture past the door of this modern art gallery, we would point to the likes of Tanguy, Bonnard, Mat..

  • 2 Palazzo Grassi Interesting

    Museums and art

    Campo San Samuele 3231 I - 30124 Venezia

    Built in the 18C by Giorgi Massari, this is the last of the great Venetian palaces to be built before the fall of the Venetian Republic. It was purchased in 2005 by French tycoon François Pinault, who commissioned Japanese architect Tadao Ando to rem..

  • 3 Cavalli-Franchetti Palace Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    San Marco I - 30124 Venezia

    Built during the second half of the 15C, this palace sports a noble facade whose windows feature intertwined arches and quatrefoils. Now home to the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, it is the venue of temporary exhibitions, particularly o..

  • 4 Ca' Foscari Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Calle Foscari I - 30126 Venezia

    This 15C palace is depicted by a perfectly symmetrical facade punctuated by three groups of superimposed multiple bay windows, which create a harmonious ensemble with the single bay windows and blocks of stone. Ca'Foscari is currently the central sea..

  • 5 Ca' Dario Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Calle S. - Cristoforo I - 30123 Venezia

    This small 15C palace was edified in the late 15C by the Lombardo for Giovanni Dario, secretary of the Venetian senate to the sultan. Ornately decorated in polychrome marble.

  • 6 Scuola Grande dei Carmini Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Campo S. - Margherita I - 30123 Venezia

    The scuole, of which there were up to 400 in Venice, were secular confraternities devoted to works of charity and worship. They were located in magnificent palaces decorated by famous artists. In the Dorsoduro district, the Scuola Grande dei Carmini,..

  • 7 La Fenice Theatre Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Campo San Fantin I - 30124 Venezia

    This understated square has since 1792 been the site of one of the world's leading opera houses. Burnt down in 1996, its two façades and entrances (one giving directly onto a canal) are again standing. Whilst updating the theatre (recital and chamber..

  • 8 Church of Saint Ethan Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Campo S. - Stefano I - 30141 Venezia

    The Gothic Santo Stefano church is depicted by a lovely brick facade. The sacristy contains works by Tintoretto (Washing of feet; Resurrection; Prayer in the olive garden; Last supper). Dominating the church, the leaning 16C bell tower, 60 metres hig..

  • 9 Bovolo Staircase Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Calle Contarini del Bovolo I - 30124 Venezia

    A "bovolo" is a spiral, a good name for this half-Renaissance, half-Gothic staircase, which, in a tiny courtyard, flanks Contarini del Bovolo Palace, and leads to the loggias of the home. This structure is full of grace and lightness and is..

  • 10 Church of San Giacomo dall'Orio Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Campo San Giacomo dall’Orio I - 30135 Venezia

    On the campo of the same name, San Giorgio dall'Orio Church, which dates back to the 9C, boasts a remarkable wooden coffered ceiling reminiscent of the keel of a boat, and a number of excellent works of art, including a font brought back from the Cru..

  • 11 Venice Ghetto Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Fondamenta S. - Cannaregio I - 30121 Venezia

    This ghetto was the first Jewish neighbourhood of the Western world. Settled in Venice since the 10C, the Jewish population restricted to Cannaregio had to raise the height of their buildings to accommodate their growing numbers. Today the Campo del ..

  • 12 Campo del Ghetto Nuovo Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Campo di ghetto Nuovo I - 30121 Venezia

    Vaguely reminiscent of an amphitheatre, the campo is surrounded by unusually high buildings for Venice, due to the fact that Jews were not allowed to build outside their district. A tranquil, serene atmosphere reigns in the campo lined by shops with ..

  • 13 Church of the Redeemer Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Fondamenta S. - Giacomo I - 30133 Venezia

    It involved a vow pronounced in 1576 by the doge Alvise Mocenigo to erect a church dedicated to the Redeemer, should the city survive the plague. What was said was done, and Palladio (1508-80) built this church with a Classical facade, leading to an ..

  • 14 Saint Mark's Library Interesting

    Museums and art

    Piazzetta S. - Marco I - 30124 Venezia

    The National Marciana Library is in particular home to the lavish Salone Sansoviniano (designed by Sansovino between 1537 and 1560), adorned with portraits of philosophers, some of which were by Tintoretto and Veronese, and a ceiling dotted with meda..

  • 15 Clock Tower Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza S. - Marco 52 I - 30124 Venezia

    A visit to this tower (1499) is the chance to discover the interesting history of a temperatore, expert, who lived here with his family to take care of the complex mechanism. The clock features several faces, each indicating either the time, moon or ..

  • 16 Church of San Pietro di Castello Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Campo S. - Pietro I - 30122 Venezia

    On the unassuming little island of San Pietro at the far end of the city, this is one of Venice's oldest places of worship. Rebuilt in the 17C to designs by Andrea Palladio (1508-1580), its façade resembles that of Il Redentore. The well-proportioned..

  • 17 Church of Saint George the Greater Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Isola S. - Giorgio Maggiore I - 30124 Venezia

    Begun by Palladio in 1566, this church enjoys a beautiful luminosity that highlights the vault of the nave and the transept with a dome and apses. The chancel features two major works by Tintoretto: The Last Supper and Harvesting manna in the desert...

  • 18 Fondazione Giorgio Cini Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Campo S. - Giorgio I - 30122 Venezia

    The Giorgio Cini foundation is established in a former 15C Benedictine monastery. The libraries, Teatro verdo and an outdoor maze are open to the public.

  • 19 Querini Stampalia Foundation Interesting

    Museums and art

    Santa Maria Formosa I - 30123 Venezia

    Established in 1868 by Count Giovanni Querini Stampalia, the foundation has a library, temporary exhibition spaces, an auditorium and a museum. In the wake of remodelling by three contemporary architects, the palace now displays a pleasant mixture of..

  • 20 Scuola Grande di San Marco Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

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

    The square is enlivened by the facade of the Scuola Grande di San Marco (today the city hospital), a fine example of Venetian Renaissance architecture.

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