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Best of Venice Guide

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Venice
With its gondolas, canals, amazing restaurants, and unforgettable romantic ambiance, Venice is definitely a city for one's bucket list. Waterfront palazzos, palaces, and churches make drifting down the Grand Canal feel like cruising through a painting. To really experience Venice you must go to the opera or to a classical music performance, nibble fresh pasta and pastries, and linger in the exhibit halls of an art gallery. Label lovers will drool over the high-end shopping in Piazza San Marco.

All things to do » Things to do

Grand Canal
Grand Canal
Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces, is a colorful and busy spectacle of gondolas and vaporetti.
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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San Rocco (Scuola of St. Rocco)
San Rocco (Scuola of St. Rocco)
Here you will find some of the beautiful works from the painter Tintoretto.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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St. Mary of the Friars
St. Mary of the Friars
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... 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
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
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Doges' Palace
Doges' Palace
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... 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
Attraction type: Specialty Museums; Architectural Buildings
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San Giorgio Maggiore
San Giorgio Maggiore
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Lookouts; Churches & Cathedrals
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Cafe Filermo
Cafe Filermo
Ranked #1 of 1,306 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Prosciutto E Parmigiano
Prosciutto E Parmigiano
Ranked #2 of 1,306 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Cocaeta
Cocaeta
Ranked #3 of 1,306 Restaurants in Venice
Price: $2 - $11
Cuisines: Fast Food, Spanish, Tapas, Street Food, Italian
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Cash Only, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Riviera
Riviera
Ranked #4 of 1,306 Restaurants in Venice
Price: $71 - $170
Cuisines: Italian, Chowder, International, Pasta, Wine Bar, Soups
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dal Moro's - Fresh Pasta To Go
Dal Moro's - Fresh Pasta To Go
Ranked #5 of 1,306 Restaurants in Venice
Price: $3 - $9
Cuisines: Italian, Noodle, Fast Food, Sandwiches, Asian, Delicatessen, Pasta
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hotel Al Duca di Venezia
3.0 of 5
Hotel Al Duca di Venezia
$94 - $566 (€83 - €502)
Ranked #39 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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Hotel Abbazia
3.0 of 5
Hotel Abbazia
$95 - $308 (€84 - €273)
Ranked #68 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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Locanda Sant'Agostin
Locanda Sant'Agostin
$89 - $276
Ranked #69 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Moresco
4.0 of 5
Hotel Moresco
$184 - $519 (€163 - €461)
Ranked #1 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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Hotel Canal Grande
4.0 of 5
Hotel Canal Grande
$165 - $391
Ranked #7 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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Hotel Antiche Figure
3.0 of 5
Hotel Antiche Figure
$124 - $363 (€110 - €322)
Ranked #8 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Gritti Palace
5.0 of 5
The Gritti Palace
$477 - $3,750 (€423 - €3,329)
Ranked #2 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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Al Ponte Antico Hotel
4.0 of 5
Al Ponte Antico Hotel
$238 - $660 (€211 - €586)
Ranked #3 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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Ca' Maria Adele
4.0 of 5
Ca' Maria Adele
$357 - $815
Ranked #4 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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