Venice Things to Do

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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

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    This is probably the most popular area of Venice. It's a fairly large piazza with an abundance of shops up, down and around the adjacent streets. In the piazza, there are many restaurants with outdoor...

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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. Gondola

    It's 10 minutes to 6:00 PM and Kiki and I are rushing through the streets of Venice frantically looking for a gondolier. ...Any gondolier. "Where'd they all go?," I ask, "A few minutes ago they were...

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  • 5. Rialto Bridge

    4 out of 5 stars

    My boyfriend made it a point for me to see this bridge. I didn't know why but he said I should take pictures of it. My observation was that it was a fairly large bridge and lots of people were on it....

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  • 6. Campanile di San Marco

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    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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  • 7. Basilica di San Marco

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    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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  • 8. Ponte dei Sospiri

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    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. Murano Island

    Venice is a wonderful, beautiful city! And, you don't need to travel to the island of Murano to find Murano glass treasures in Venice. But, you should! By ferry it doesn't take long to get there. The...

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  • 10. 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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  • 11. 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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  • 12. Churches

    I have hardly found the church of Santa Sofia, because it is hidden behind the line of houses in Strada Nuova. In fact, the bell tower is the only visible part of the church, while the entrance looks...

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  • 13. Peggy Guggenheim Museum

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    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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  • 14. 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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  • 15. 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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  • 16. 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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  • 17. 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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  • 18. 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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  • 19. Canareggio area

    The church of Saint Apostles has been founded in 643, built on a site where St. Magnus saw twelve cranes, after an apparition of the tvelwe apostles told him to look for this sign. The church was...

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  • 20. 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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  • 21. San Giorgio Maggiore - Church and Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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. 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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  • 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. Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo

    The Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo was built for the Contarini family during the 15th century, the same powerful family for whom Ca' d'Oro was built. Perhaps to make up for the fact that this palazzo...

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