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Ranked #1 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
Owner description: Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces, is a colorful and busy spectacle of gondolas and... more » Owner description: Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces, is a colorful and busy spectacle of gondolas and vaporetti. « less
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Ranked #2 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
Here you will find some of the beautiful works from the painter Tintoretto.
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Ranked #3 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Owner description: A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the building and its sculptural decoration date from various periods. The interior,... more » Owner description: A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the building and its sculptural decoration date from various periods. The interior, with works by artists such as Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, A.Vittoria and Tiepolo, includes vast council chambers, superbly decorated residential apartments, and austere prison cells. Along the facades of the Palace run loggias that overlook St. Mark’s Square and the lagoon. The combined entrance ticket to the St. Mark’s Square Museums grants access to the Doge’s Palace, Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of Biblioteca Marciana. « less
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Ranked #4 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
Owner description: Originally built in the mid-13th century, Santa Maria dei Frari (St. Mary of the Friars) houses many masterpieces of Venetian... more » Owner description: Originally built in the mid-13th century, Santa Maria dei Frari (St. Mary of the Friars) houses many masterpieces of Venetian Renaissance art, notably Giovanni Bellini's triptych "Madonna and Child with Saints," and the "Pesaro Madonna" by Titian, who is buried in the church. « less
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Ranked #5 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Operas; Theaters & Stadiums

Teatro La Fenice is the most important opera house and one of the most prestigious concert venues in Venice, with a history dating back to 1789. The original architect was the... more »

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Ranked #6 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Lookouts; Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #7 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Owner description: This Venetian district is home to some of the city’s most renowned art collections, including Galleria dell’Accademia—which... more » Owner description: This Venetian district is home to some of the city’s most renowned art collections, including Galleria dell’Accademia—which is packed with Venetian Renaissance works—and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, which houses 20th century art in a gorgeous palazzo setting. « less
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Ranked #8 of 197 attractions in Venice
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Ranked #9 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Originally built as a lighthouse to assist navigation in the lagoon, visitors can be whisked by elevator to the top of St.... more » Owner description: Originally built as a lighthouse to assist navigation in the lagoon, visitors can be whisked by elevator to the top of St. Mark's Campanile or bell tower to savor incredible views of Venice, the lagoon and the Alps in the distance. « less
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Ranked #10 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
Owner description: Blending the architectural styles of East and West, Venice's magnificent basilica was consecrated in 832 AD as an... more » Owner description: Blending the architectural styles of East and West, Venice's magnificent basilica was consecrated in 832 AD as an ecclesiastical building to house the remains of St. Mark. « less
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Ranked #11 of 197 attractions in Venice
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Ranked #12 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
Rival to Castello for bragging rights as the largest of Venice's six sestieri (boroughs).
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Ranked #13 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Museums
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Ranked #14 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Owner description: It is said that Napoleon called San Marco "the drawing room of Europe." And it is a breathtakingly beautiful place. But the... more » Owner description: It is said that Napoleon called San Marco "the drawing room of Europe." And it is a breathtakingly beautiful place. But the square has long been a lure for massive numbers of pigeons, drawn by the massive numbers of tourists who readily feed them. While the tourists happily post for photos amid the flock, there are concerns that the birds' presence--and what they leave behind--will damage the centuries old architecture and art work. « less
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Ranked #15 of 197 attractions in Venice
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Ranked #16 of 197 attractions in Venice
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Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Museums

A welcome break from the mixture of Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance, Empire, Rococo, glass work and other more traditional styles of Venetian art  is afforded by the Peggy... more »

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Ranked #17 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #18 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; History Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Museums
Owner description: Immerse yourself in Venice's Age of Decadence with a visit to this lavish palace of the Venetian aristocracy Rezzonico, which... more » Owner description: Immerse yourself in Venice's Age of Decadence with a visit to this lavish palace of the Venetian aristocracy Rezzonico, which houses an unsurpassed collection of eighteenth-century Venetian art. « less
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Ranked #19 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #20 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Architectural Buildings; Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: This 14th-century clock stands on the north side of St. Mark's Square,and is known by its large clock face displaying the... more » Owner description: This 14th-century clock stands on the north side of St. Mark's Square,and is known by its large clock face displaying the hours of the day, phases of the moon and movement of the sun through the signs of the Zodiac. « less
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Ranked #21 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
Many famous and fascinating islands can be found on this large body of water located between Venice and the Adriatic Sea.
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Ranked #22 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
Owner description: Designed by Baldassare Longhena in 1631-83, the church's façade is embellished with 125 statues, which form a sharp contrast... more » Owner description: Designed by Baldassare Longhena in 1631-83, the church's façade is embellished with 125 statues, which form a sharp contrast to the somber interior. « less
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Ranked #23 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Libraries; Cultural
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Ranked #24 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #25 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Castles; Art Museums; Cultural
Owner description: A patrician residence at San Stae, Palazzo Mocenigo houses valuable 18th century artworks and is also home to the Study... more » Owner description: A patrician residence at San Stae, Palazzo Mocenigo houses valuable 18th century artworks and is also home to the Study Centre for the History of Textiles and Costumes. A fine selection of rare textiles and costumes of particular importance are displayed. The collection is laid out with a significant importance given to garments and accessories. Mainly of Venetian origin, the works are often embellished with lace and embroidery, skills of several artisans who made such a contribution to that refined luxury and elegance for which the Venetians of those days were famous for. « less
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Ranked #26 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Not for land-lubbers: this museum has filled its four floors with interesting maritime objects, including the banners that... more » Owner description: Not for land-lubbers: this museum has filled its four floors with interesting maritime objects, including the banners that were flown by the Venetian fleet at Lepanto. « less
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Ranked #27 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: This Renaissance spiral staircase, built around 1499 by Giovanni Candi, is an elegant structure that is designed like a... more » Owner description: This Renaissance spiral staircase, built around 1499 by Giovanni Candi, is an elegant structure that is designed like a bòvolo, Venetian dialect for snail. « less
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Ranked #28 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
This cathedral was first built in the seventh century.
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Ranked #29 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Libraries; Museums
Owner description: Housed in the Fontego dei Turchi Palace at the Grand Canal, the museum is an institution that coordinates and conducts... more » Owner description: Housed in the Fontego dei Turchi Palace at the Grand Canal, the museum is an institution that coordinates and conducts scientific research in the territory, ensuring the maintenance and increase of scientific collections, organizing educational activities and services to the citizens. The new, evocative and engaging layout has a modern and original museological facility. « less
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Ranked #30 of 197 attractions in Venice
Category: Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural

A must for all architecture fans as this is one of Palladio,s finest works.For mere mortals it is a wonderful serene church,unlike most Italian churches it is uncluttered and a... more »

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