Venice Things to Do

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    View from Rialto Bridge at sunset
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Venice

  • 1. Palazzo Ducale - Doge's Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The gothic-style Doge's Palace (Italian: Palazzo Ducale) is the main tourist attraction of Venice and the historic seat of Venetian government. The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the...

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  • 2. Piazza San Marco

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    St. Mark's Square - in Italian: Piazza San Marco - is the main square of Venice, and historically its political centre, adiacent to the Basilica San Marco, the Ducal Palace and the Camapanile....

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  • 3. Canal Grande

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Grand Canal (Italian: Canal Grande) is the main waterway of Venice. The vaporetto water buses are the main form of public transport here; it is especially worthwhile to make use of the rather slow...

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  • 4. Basilica di San Marco

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    It is believed that the four horses came from Constantinople. They were cast in almost pure copper, harder to melt but easier to gild. After Napoleon Bonaparte declared the official end of the...

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  • 5. Gondola

    Gondola is undoubtelly the most romantic way to explore the historic centre of the town. The 45 minutes tour will cost you 130 euros, which I considering as a robbery. I didn't want to pay such...

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  • 6. Rialto Bridge

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Rialto Bridge (Italian: Ponte di Rilato) - between the San Marco and San Polo quarters - is the oldest bridge spanning the Canale Grande in Venice. In its place, a floating bridge and - in the...

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  • 7. Campanile di San Marco

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The 98 metres tall St Mark's bell tower (Campanile di San Marco in Italian), adiacent to the Piazza San Marco, is technically part of St Mark's Basilica in Venice. The Campanile as we know it now was...

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  • 8. Ponte dei Sospiri

    4 out of 5 stars

    The famous Bridge of Sighs (Italian: Ponte dei Sospiri) connects the ducale palace with its historic prison rooms. The name was used as it was believed that a sentenced criminal would sigh when...

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  • 9. Campi, Calle and Canali

    Venice is a city on the water, but... how to get potable water? A very ingenious system collected the rain across filters to large cisterns in the centre of the squares. The water was then drawn up...

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  • 10. Carnival Time

    Arete' Productions presents The Saint Valentine's Masquerade Ball will take place in a prestigious charming Venetian palace on the beautiful Grand Canal, with romantic views of the Canal and it's...

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  • 11. Murano Island

    With all my professional life connected to glass, my expectations about Murano were very high. That's why I came back a little disappointed. I was aware of the industrial crises, but expected more...

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  • 12. Markets - Mercati

    A visit, best before 9 am, to the fish market is like visiting the collections of the sea life department of a natural history museum. The variety of fish, shellfish, cephalopods and mollusks is...

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  • 13. Churches

    The church of Santa Maria del Carmelo is better known as Chiesa dei Carmini, because everybody in Venice call it by that name. It was begun in 1288 but it present facade dates from 1500s. The...

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  • 14. Peggy Guggenheim Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    There are plenty of art museums in Venice, and I visited a few, but the one that really stood out was the only one not entwined with the ancient history of the museum, but rather than modern. Tucked...

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  • 15. Torre dell'Orologio - St. Mark's Clocktower

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The tower was designed by Mauro Codussi and built between 1496 and 1499. Next to the clockwork there are two bronze statues and a Lion statue beneath it. The lion is the symbol of Venice. The Torre...

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  • 16. Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

    Religious promises or thanks giving, are, in many occasions, the basic reason for some artistic monuments. Batalha, where I got married is my closer example, and Santa Maria della Salute is another...

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  • 17. Bridges

    SAN MARCO VAPORETTO - SAN ZACCARIA or SAN MARCO (VALLARESSO) UPDATE*** SEPTEMBER 2010- This view of The Bridge of Sighs is still partially obstructed at present due to work at The Doges Palace -...

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  • 18. Burano Island

    Less than an hour away by vaporetto, Burano is waiting for you! The whole island is eye candy and a photographer's paradise. I live near Venice and go here often, even in the winter. Wander around...

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  • 19. Castello District - Sestiere Castello

    This most famous of Venetian promenades which forms the southern edge of the Castello sestiere literally teems with people (mainly us tourists) and is a spectacular introduction to the city if you...

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  • 20. San Giorgio Maggiore - Church and Island

    If I had to live on an island that would be San Giorgio: the view on San Marco and not the crowd of San Marco! My favoured place to sit and look around are the steps (photo 2) at the entrance of the...

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  • 21. Pigeons in Piazza San Marco

    Feed the pigeons! I love animals, maybe that's why, and like I said I've been to Venice 100 times, but feed the pigeons still amuses me! And now I have my daughter doing it with me, even more fun...

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  • 22. Accademia Art Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Gallerie dell Accademia in the Dorsoduro quarter is one of the most distinguished and oldest art museums in Venice. The collection`s range includes Venetian paintings from the Middle Ages till the...

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  • 23. Canareggio area

    CANNAREGIO Vaporetto - GUGLIE I quite enjoyed this tour, it gave an insight into how the ghetto originated and also the chance to see inside 3 synagogues, with an explanation of the layout and the...

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  • 24. Ca' d'Oro

    4 out of 5 stars

    It is the most beautiful palace in the Venetian floral gothic style. During numerous years the facade was hidden by the works of restoration. So that it is a pleasure to see, after the turn of the...

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  • 25. Dorsoduro

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dorsoduro was undoubtedly my favourite sestiere to just wander about in. It was so much quieter and less rushed than other areas and it seemed that as you turn every corner you would be greeted by the...

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