Venice

Venice Attractions

Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 206 Reviews

Until 1797, the Doges ruled the Venetian Empire and the Palazzo Ducale was where they ruled from. A Venetian Gothic fantasy palace, it was one of the first ...  Read more

St Mark's Basilica (Basilica of San Marco)

4 star rating: Recommended 457 Reviews

Basilica di San Marco (St Mark's Cathedral) is magnificent. It is both a wonderful architectural flurry of Gothic, Byzantine, Romanesque and Renaissance ...  Read more

St Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco)

4 star rating: Recommended 85 Reviews

St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) is filled with centuries of history and is still the symbolic heart of Venice; it has even been referred to as the ...  Read more

Madonna dell’Orto Church

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 44 Reviews

The Church of the Madonna dell’Orto is a small church in Venice, built in the 14th century by a religious order that no longer exists. Roughly 100 years after ...  Read more

Guggenheim Museum (Peggy Guggenheim Collection)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Peggy Guggenheim was an important art collector who left the USA to live in Venice for the last thirty years of her life. When she died in 1979 her collection ...  Read more

San Giovanni and Paolo Church (Santi Giovanni e Paolo)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 155 Reviews

Venice is home to many important churches, including the huge Basilica of Saints Giovanni and Paolo (John and Paul). Known as “San Zanipolo” in Venetian, this ...  Read more

St Mary of the Friars (Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

From the outside, the brick Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari (the Frari Church) looks rather plain. But step inside and you are surrounded by some of the ...  Read more

Scuola Grande di San Rocco (Scuola of San Rocco)

4 star rating: Recommended 297 Reviews

The Scuola Grande di San Rocco was one of the many “Scuole Grandi” in Venice, typically established by the church for charitable purposes. The “Great School” ...  Read more

Museo del Merletto (Lace Museum)

4 star rating: Recommended 192 Reviews

The island of Murano in the Venetian lagoon is famous for its glass-making, but nearby Burano has its own crafty claim to fame - lace-making. The ancient ...  Read more

Venice Islands

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2788 Reviews

Within the mere miles of the Venice Lagoon Islands is a sense of historical significance and beauty that Venice goers typically do not fathom prior to the city ...  Read more

Murano

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2783 Reviews

Murano is one of 118 islands in the lagoon of Venice, famous for its glass factories. This is where the unique colored glass of Venice is made, in ...  Read more

Church of St. Maria Assunta (Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta)

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2591 Reviews

On the island of Torcello in the Venetian lagoon sits one of the most important churches in Venice - the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. Torcello itself is ...  Read more

Teatro La Fenice

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 411 Reviews

Of the many famous opera houses in Italy, few are more legendary than Venice’s Teatro La Fenice. Originally opened in 1792, the theater quickly achieved the ...  Read more

St. Anthony’s Basilica (Basilica of St Anthony)

3 star rating: Worth doing 12 Reviews

Padua makes a lovely day trip from Venice, and one of the main churches to visit in Padua is the Basilica of Saint Anthony. It was built in the 13th century, ...  Read more

Correr Civic Museum (Museo Civico Correr)

The Correr Civic Museum, or Museo Civico Correr, is dedicated to the art and history of Venice. Located in the beautiful buildings surrounding the Piazza San ...  Read more

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