Gothic-style palace & museum
Ornate Gothic palace buildings hosting exhibitions with duke's rooms, prison & armoury tours.
St. Mark's Square
Basilica, bell tower, canal, and palace
Piazza San Marco, often known in English as St Mark's Square, is the principal public square of Venice, Italy, where it is generally known just as la Piazza. All other urban spaces in the city are called campi. The Piazzetta is an extension of the Piazza towards the lagoon in its south east corner.
Saint Mark's Basilica
Landmark cathedral with gilded domes
Iconic cathedral with a cavernous gilded interior, myriad mosaics & an on-site museum.
Ornate footbridge over the Grand Canal
Ornate covered 16th-century stone footbridge crossing the Grand Canal, with shops & restaurants.
Canal, palace, and basilica
The Grand Canal is a channel in Venice, Italy. It forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. One end of the canal leads into the lagoon near the Santa Lucia railway station and
Fishing island with dining & lace museum
Colorful houses dot this lively fishing island with seafood restaurants, a lace museum & bell tower.
Bridge of Sighs
Iconic white-stone enclosed bridge
Arched bridge named for sighs of prisoners crossing it en route from the Palazzo Ducale to prison.
St Mark's Campanile
Imposing landmark cathedral tower
Imposing 16th-century square cathedral tower with an angel-topped spire & belfry offering sea views.
Island with artisanal glass & shops
Known for its unique glass art, this island features studios, demonstrations & souvenirs for sale.
Lido di Venezia
Beaches, lagoons, and seaside resorts
The Lido, or Venice Lido, is an 11-kilometre-long sandbar in Venice, northern Italy; it is home to about 20,000 residents. The Venice Film Festival takes place at the Lido every September.
Piazza San Marco
Bell tower, pigeons and doves, and canal
A treasure trove of Venetian painting
Museum of 13th- to 18th-century Venetian artwork, with paintings by Titian, Canaletto & Tiepolo.
Small island with an ancient church
Small inhabited island featuring the 7th-century Church of Santa Maria Assunta & Attila's Throne.
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
Iconic 1600s church with a vast cupola
Spectacular domed baroque church with unique octagonal design & sacristy housing 12 works by Titian.
Enclosed bay, home to Venice & islands
Shallow, enclosed bay of the Adriatic Sea, the site of Venice & islands Murano, Burano & Torcello.
Teatro la Fenice
Grand opera house rebuilt after a fire
Opera, ballet & concerts in a renowned 1,000-seat theater, rebuilt after a fire in 1800s style.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Modern art museum in 18th-century palace
18th-century waterside palace with a 20th-century art collection & an interior sculpture garden.
Landmark canalside palace & art museum
Iconic Venetian-Gothic palace on the Grand Canal, home to the Franchetti gallery of Renaissance art.
San Giorgio Maggiore
Iconic island with a famous church
Famous picturesque island known for a historic church & bell tower offering scenic views.
Waterside dining & hip Molino Stucky bar
The island of Giudecca is popular with students and young professionals, especially for the laid-back eateries and pizzerias on the promenade overlooking the lagoon. Molino Stucky, a flour mill
Museum of Venetian art & antiquities
Opulent museum surroundings for Venetian artworks & antiquities dating back to the 13th century.
Church of San Giorgio Maggiore
Palladian church overlooking the lagoon
Set on an island, an art-filled, bright white church by Palladio giving Venice views from its tower.
St Mark's Clocktower
Renaissance tower with mechanical clock
A Renaissance tower from 1499, with city views & a mechanical clock with symbolic decorations.
Grand art & furniture-filled palazzo
Canalside venue containing the Museum of 18th-century Venice, with fine period art & furniture.
Basilica dei Frari
Vast 1300s church & works by Titian
Imposing Gothic-style church completed in 1330s, housing 2 works by Titian along with his tomb.
Museum of Glass
Museum on history & craft of glassmaking
Museum exploring the history & craft of Venetian glassmaking, from the 15th century to the present.
The Rialto is a central area of Venice, Italy, in the sestiere of San Polo. It is and has been for many centuries the financial and commercial heart of the city. Rialto is known for its prominent markets as well as for the monumental Rialto Bridge across the Grand Canal.
Quaint wood-&-metal bridge with views
Photography is popular at this wood-&-metal bridge over the Grand Canal adorned with padlocks.
Shipyard founded in early-12th century
Byzantine shipyard founded in 1104, today used for cultural events, exhibitions & trade fairs.
Punta della Dogana
Modern art museum in old customs house
Art museum, in a triangular former customs house, exhibiting international contemporary artworks.
Student haunts & Gallerie dell’Accademia
Dorsoduro is Venice’s university district and the streets around the Campo Santa Margherita are filled with unpretentious eateries, indie shops and vintage fashion boutiques. After dark, informal bars draw a young local crowd. Important cultural destinations here include the Gallerie dell’Accademia, for classic Venetian masterpieces, and the waterside Peggy Guggenheim Collection, which houses modern works.
Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo
15th-century palace & spiral staircase
Restored 15th-century palace with a spiral staircase, a film location for Orson Welles' Othello.
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Grand art museum dedicated to Tintoretto
Ornate, 16th-century art museum featuring works by the dramatic Renaissance artist Tintoretto.
Tronchetto is an artificial island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy, located at the westernmost tip of the main Venice island. The island was created in the 1960s, and now is used as a
Isola di San Michele
Lagoon, tomb, and church
San Michele is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. It is associated with the sestiere of Cannaregio, from which it lies a short distance northeast.
Ca' Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art
Art collections in a Renaissance palazzo
Notable contemporary art collection & Asian decorative arts in an elegant canalside building.
Contemporary art in 17th-century palace
Classical 17th-century palace with contemporary art based on the collection of François Pinault.
Chiesa di San Zaccaria
Gothic church with altarpiece by Bellini
Gothic-Renaissance church filled with artworks, including a famous altarpiece by Bellini.
Libreria Acqua Alta
Quaint bookshop with many vintage titles
Cozy, offbeat bookstore featuring lots of vintage titles along with unique displays & resident cats.
Giardini della Biennale
Gardens known for art & architecture
Relaxed gardens hosting art exhibitions & featuring national pavilions built by famous architects.
Church of the Santissimo Redentore
Palladian church in elegant white marble
Domed white marble church with elegant interior, built by Palladio to commemorate the Black Death.
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo
Gothic church filled with artworks
Vast, art-filled Gothic edifice, burial place of 25 doges, with a ceiling decorated by Veronese.
T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by DFS
Retail chain offering a selection of duty-free goods such as handbags, fragrances & more.
Lagoon and history
Poveglia is a small island located between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. A small canal divides the island into two separate parts. The island first appears in the historical record in 421, and was populated until the residents fled warfare in 1379.
Ponte degli Scalzi
Stone bridge across the Grand Canal
Stone arch bridge, completed in 1934, spanning the Grand Canal between Santa Croce & Cannaregio.
Lagoon, fishing, and beach
Pellestrina is an island in northern Italy, forming a barrier between the southern Venetian Lagoon and the Adriatic Sea, lying south west of the Lido. The island is 11 kilometres long and has since the eighteenth century been bounded to its seaward side by large embankments.
Arched, minimalist, pedestrian bridge
Modern, arched, steel & glass footbridge with minimalist design, spanning the Grand Canal.
Lagoon, vineyard, wine, and wine tasting
Sant'Erasmo is an island in the Venetian Lagoon lying north of the Lido and north east of Venice, Italy.
Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Venice
Religious site with an ornate interior
This long-standing Venetian-style church displays a barrel-vaulted ceiling & painted panels.