Doge's Palace

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.

Rialto Bridge

Ornate footbridge over the Grand Canal

Ornate covered 16th-century stone footbridge crossing the Grand Canal, with shops & restaurants.

Grand Canal

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

Gallerie dell'Accademia

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.

Venetian Lagoon

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.

Ca' d'Oro

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

Museo Correr

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.

Ca' Rezzonico

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.

Ponte dell'Accademia

Quaint wood-&-metal bridge with views

Photography is popular at this wood-&-metal bridge over the Grand Canal adorned with padlocks.

Venetian Arsenal

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.

Grassi Palace

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.

Constitution Bridge

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.