Things to see in Venice
Tips from real travelers about attractions and what to see in Venice.
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A huge number of people crowd the square, but that doesn't make it less enjoyable. The Basilica of San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, the Campanile, and Tower dell'Orologio are all found in this square full of history and culture. It was fu...
To visit Venice in January is to discover another city different from that found on other occasions in July or August. Tourists (from myself included) inadvertently "spoil" the best views of the sites. If in summer the city is abuzz...
For me, one of the most beautiful views of Venice is the Grand Canal from the Accademia Bridge. You can see the canal from the Rialto bridge as well, but it's not the same. It has imposing buildings so full of history bring up memor...
These beautiful fishermen´s houses give a special charm to this island. These beautiful places are full of color and it is very pleasant to enjoy a stroll through the streets. You will come across houses whose facades are painted in...
The light that filters through this place is amazing at any time, day or night. Throngs of tourists shooting their cameras to take in the gondolas passing below. The whiteness stone is highlights with the beauty of the architecture.
The streets of Venice are so charming that it is not easy to describe in words. To begin, logically, what shocks you is that they are normal streets with roads and cars involved. There are also canals, water and boats. A unique atmo...
Being in Venice implies certain must-do activities, one of which is to visit the Rialto Bridge passing through the crowd of tourists who want to do the same as you. It's crucial to have patience and get there at the right time so th...
There are different types of rides, with or without a serenade included, and the prices varyu according to the distance traveled. Perhaps the best time to do so is at sunset. Venice is a unique and magical city, duh, but a gondola r...
Coming from a country where the Carnival is sun, heat, rumba, dancing girls in bikinis and samba dancing, finding a Carnival with masks that are so elaborate and elegant and elaborate dresses as well in the dead pf winter is somethi...
The Campanile of the Cathedral of San Marcos is the tallest building in Venice and as such offers the most spectacular views of the city. I recommend going early in the morning (tours start at 9:30) in order to avoid the queues. It ...
The most famous picture of Venice (the entrance of the Grand Canal with the Basilica of Santa Maria) can be taken from the bridge of the Academy. It's very nice in the evening and very romantic.
Doge's Palace gives you a great idea of the splendor of the Venetian Republic in its heyday. Receiving foreign emissaries on the stairs and dictating death sentences from the gallery. In the great halls, all the institutions that ...
In my opinion, it is the most important church in Venice, well-known worldwide, and the best representation of Byzantine art in northern Italy. It was built in 828 to be the Pantheon of the apostle Mark. It has a Greek cross and fiv...
You certainly can't miss seeing the Venice Casino live in all its elegance and magnificence. Many people look at it from Carnareggio, but the real entrance is on the Grand Canal where there's a catwalk with a red carpet to welcome g...
It is a must visit to go first thing in the morning to see the frenetic activity of the Venetians in their day to day life, and using the Grand Canal as if it were a highway, for moving their goods. The brightness of the fruit and v...
Venice is a beautiful city full of interesting nooks and corners. One of these is located north of the city, in the area which was established to concentrate the entire Jewish population. It has several channels, narrow passages and...
I put quickly in quotes because the vaporetto has many stops on both sides of the Grand Canal and it takes a while to make its way through Venice. There are others that are more direct and others which circle the island. It's a litt...
The Bridge of the fourth constitution spans the Grand Canal. It takes you to the Piazzale Roma and the train station of Santa Lucia. It consists of a single central arch, 94 meters long, and just over 90 meters high. There must be a...
Burano is a beautiful island of colorful houses. All the houses on the island are painted but certainly the ones in this street are the most spectacular. Possibly the only thing that makes them special is that in front there's one o...
The image from the dock of San Marcos is spectacular. That mix of architectural styles so prevalent in all of Venice gives it its broad appeal. Although it is easy to get to, we did not go. Perhaps we will return to this beautiful c...
This palace was the residence of a very influential family in Venice, the Mocenigo family. The facade is quite simple but the interior is decorated, you can cycle through all the rooms of the house with eighteenth century furniture ...
Venice is pure magic. Any corner is wonderful, but no place is more captivating than the Accademia Bridge, where you can admire the splendor of the Grand Canal, the Academy and the late afternoon cruise. Across the wooden bridge, a ...
A short walk from the touristy Strada Nova, is the district of Cannaregio, one of the most enchanting in this lagoon city. No tourist souvenir stands, and you can stroll and admire one of the wildest and most beautiful views of the ...
This museum is dedicated entirely to Venice and its political and military history. Through the quarterfinals of the Napoleonic Wing and Procuratie there's a tour of sculpture, navigation, festivals, clothing and past professions - ...
The cemetery of Venice is known as the Island of the Dead and it's good to hike here for a few hours to escape the bustle of the city. It's between Venice and Murano, about 5 minutes from the first, and any of the vaporetto lines 41...
This church is located next to the Rialto Bridge in the San Polo district. It is the oldest church in the city of Venice and was founded in the fifth century. It was fully renovated in the eleventh and twelfth centuries and again in...
Among the most impressive aspects of the Ducal Palace is the staircase leads to the 2nd floor leading to the great halls. It's the work of Sansovino and was built 1554-1558, after the great fire of 1483. The ceiling with gilded stuc...
Scalzi Bridge (also known by the name of station bridge as it is opposite the train station), is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice. It is an impressive single-arch bridge made entirely of Istrian stone. It w...
A Venetian Baroque palace dating from the seventeenth century that belonged to the Pesaro family. It's situated along the Grand Canal Venice and has stunning views of the same and the rest of San Polo neighborhood because of its 3 f...
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