Venice Points of Interest and Places to Visit


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Grand Canal

4.5 star rating: Recommended 863 Reviews

Venice is a city built on water, and the Grand Canal (Canale Grande) is its bustling main street. Lined with sumptuous Venetian palaces and crowded with ...  Read more

Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 726 Reviews

The powerful Doges ruled the Venetian Empire from the Gothic fantasy palace that is Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) until 1797. The site was one of the first ...  Read more

St Mark's Basilica (Basilica of San Marco)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 686 Reviews

St. Mark’s Basilica is the crown jewel of Venice, one of the most sumptuous cities in the western world. This ornate cathedral blends elements of Gothic, ...  Read more

St Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco)

4 star rating: Recommended 347 Reviews

St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), often referred to as “the drawing room of Europe,” is one of the most famous squares in Italy. The geographic and ...  Read more

Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto)

4 star rating: Recommended 240 Reviews

The Rialto Bridge was the first to span Venice’s Grand Canal (Canal Grande) between its two highest points above sea level. The original 12th-century wooden ...  Read more


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 804 Reviews

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dolomites mountain range comprises almost 20 spectacular peaks topping 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) in the Alpine region of ...  Read more

Frari Church (Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

The modest Italian Gothic exterior of Venice’s Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari (Frari Church) belies the wealth of Italian Renaissance masterpieces ...  Read more

Music Museum (Museo della Musica)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

A fascinating nod to Venice’s rich classical musical heritage, the small but impressive Music Museum (Museo della Musica) is one of the city’s little-visited ...  Read more

Church of San Vidal

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

A short walk from the banks of the Grand Canal, the elegant Church of San Vidal is one of Venice’s lesser-visited churches, now best known as a concert venue. ...  Read more

Lake Misurina

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Just over 106 miles north of Venice, high up in the Dolomites, sits a large natural lake that contributed to Olympic speed skating history. With its handful ...  Read more

Rialto Fish Market (Mercato di Rialto)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Venice is a city of many traditions, and one of the oldest is the way residents get groceries. The Rialto markets have been serving the population of Venice ...  Read more

Venice Lido (Lido di Venezia)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

The Venice Lido (Lido di Venezia), a long stretch of sand in the Venetian Lagoon, is an easy escape for a quick beach break, round of golf, bout of shopping, ...  Read more


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Cannaregio is the largest and most populated of Venice’s six central districts (sestieri). Home to the Jewish ghetto, the art-filled Chiesa della Madonna ...  Read more

Brenta Riviera

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

An ancient waterway connecting the Italian cities of Padua and Venice, the channel of the Brenta Riviera dates back to the 16th century and was built to flow ...  Read more

Ca' d'Oro (Palazzo Santa Sofia)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

When floating down Venice's Grand Canal, there's one palace that will surely inspire you to do a double take: the Palazzo Santa Sofia. This 14th-century ...  Read more

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