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Unlock the magic of Venice

Almost unspeakably grand, this city of islands floats boldly on a lagoon. Have a tour guide make your trip to Venice as smooth as its waterways: ride a gondola down the Grand Canal, admire bridge, piazza and palazzo, and enjoy unique Venetian seafood.

Attractions in Venice

Bridge of Sighs
According to legend, convicts would sigh as they walked this bridge before being imprisoned in the Prigioni Nuove.
Doge's Palace
Originally home to Venice’s most powerful man, this Gothic masterpiece is one of the city’s top attractions.
St Mark’s Square
Enclosed by spectacular buildings, St Mark's is one of the most beautiful squares in the world.
St Mark's Basilica
Formerly the Doge’s chapel and famous for its sumptuous design, the Church of Gold will leave you breathless.
Church of San Zaccaria
This magnificent and tranquil church features wonderful paintings, including a stunning altarpiece by Bellini.
Campo Santa Maria Formosa
A lovely neighbourhood square surrounded by narrow alleyways and Gothic buildings, barely changed since the time of Canaletto.
Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo
This historic square is home to an imposing Gothic church and the Scuola Grande di San Marco, as well as an important 15th century equestrian statue.
Marco Polo's House
Believed to have been the residence of the world famous explorer and his family, the ancient Corte del Milion is a must see for adventure lovers.
Rialto Bridge
Venice’s busiest and most iconic bridge, the Rialto gives visitors a wonderful view of the Grand Canal.
Rialto Market
A historic market where Venetians buy fresh frutti di mare from friendly fishmongers.
Ca’ d’Oro
Commissioned in 1428 by the family who gave Venice eight Doges, the 'Golden House' is now open to the public as an art gallery.
Murano
Known for its people's mastery in the art of shaping glass, this island is a top attraction of the Venetian Lagoon.
Burano
This island is famous for its rainbows of brightly coloured houses, originally painted so that fishermen could see them in the fog.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
This world-class waterfront museum features the work of world famous artists including Dalí, Picasso and Magritte.
Ca’ Rezzonico
This lavishly decorated palazzo houses impressive paintings, sculptures and glassware, preserving the past grandeur of Venetian patrician families.
Museo Correr
This extensive collection in St Mark's Square illustrates the life and culture of the Venetian Republic, as well as displaying exquisite bronzes and paintings.
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Named after the city’s protector against the devastation of plague, San Rocco is home to marvellous Tintoretto paintings.
Accademia Galleries
A collection of masterpieces of Venetian painting from the 15th to 18th centuries.
Tapas (Cicheti)
In many ways distinct from other Italian regions' food, expect polenta, seafood and sweets.
Wine (Ombra)
The residents of Venice have been drinking wine for centuries, including Pinot Grigio and Prosecco.
Arsenale
A historic shipbuilding and military naval dock of Venice.
Giardini Pubblici
A park created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1807, built on top of torn down religious sites
San Pietro di Castello
A sleepy church on the island of San Pietro, once Venice's cathedral from 1451 to 1807
Grimani Palace
A 16th century Renaissance-style palace, housing works of art, ceiling frescoes and restored chambers.
St Mark’s Bell Tower
The bell tower of St Mark's Basilica, located in the Piazza San Marco
Accademia Bridge
A beautiful wooden bridge, one of only four bridges to span the Grand Canal
Gelato
The Venetian take on ice cream - not to be missed!
Banco Rosso
An old bank in the Ghetto, where a famous expression comes from...
Jewish Museum of Venice
Petite museum chronicling the history of the Ghetto and its residents
Venetian Ghetto
The area where Venice's Jews lived between 1516 and 1797
Punta della Dogana
Art museum housed in the old customs building
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