T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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About
On October 1, 2016, the Fondaco dei Tedeschi reopened its doors to the public, effectively returning to its former function as a place dedicated to international trade but at the same time not losing sight of the Venetian community that hosts it. The major restorations by Rem Koolhaas have in fact redefined the building, allowing everyone to linger in the center of the court, to admire Venice from a privileged position or to discover the ancient traces of merchants on the different floors. This is combined with the interior design by Jamie Fobert, who reinterprets Venetian colors, shapes and materials by combining the ancient and the modern. Today, Fondaco dei Tedeschi proposes itself as a meeting and exchange point between cultures and people from all over the world. Located in the center of the city, the Fondaco not only maintains close relationships with the most important cultural institutions in the city, but above all offers a real holistic experience that starts from the bout
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Neighborhood: San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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Moosie57
London, UK2,071 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Book ahead, it’s free and arrange around sunset. Spectacular views of Venice. You only have 15 minutes on the terrace so make the most of it
Written November 22, 2022
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gigi
New York City, NY203 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Our hotel gave us a rooftop voucher which we were able to use to bypass the line. What a fantastic view! This is such an exquisite beautiful department store. Many designer goods and high end stuff in a historical building. The pinnacle and highlight are definitely the rooftop. There’s a time limit to how long you can stay here but the view overlooking the canals is unparalleled.
Written October 28, 2022
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saul g
Tel Aviv, Israel1,148 contributions
Oct 2022
Strategically located right near the Rialto bridge . This place is famous for two reasons : 1. Its rooftop observatory terrace , where you can get an amazing panorama of Venice . Entry is free but you have to book your visit in advance. 2. The department store itself (galleria) - a four or five floors structure , amazingly designed , rather expensive prices , except for the ground floor (food) where pricing is more affordable.
Highly recommended
Written October 16, 2022
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Jill C
59 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Amazing views! It was a spectacular way to see the city from above! So nice that it is free, we loved it! Make sure you book ahead. They were turning walk ins away!
Written September 24, 2022
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jeanmM9150AL
Seattle, WA35 contributions
Sep 2022
When I Googled ‘roof top bars in Venice’ this popped up. When I saw there wasn’t a bar but the most magnificent view of the Rialto bridge and grand canal, I thought I have to do this. So glad we made reservations..they would not take anyone without a reservation and we came early thinking they could get us in. Not the case- it is such a wonder view I can see why they don’t have a bar. No one would ever leave!
Written September 19, 2022
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karenpammy2016
San Francisco, CA1,083 contributions
Jul 2022
It is worthwhile to make advance online reservations for their 15 minute rooftop terrace views. I believe the availability opens up about a month before your scheduled date of visit, so check often. They mention that you may make reservations in person, but it was not the case we visited in July. They only allow a certain amount of people up on the terrace at any given time.
To enter the place, you need to get to the front entrance (near the right of Rialto Bridge)and detour over to the end of the street for the actual entrance used. From their, you can use the elevator to access over to the terrace. The views from here are nice of the Grand Canal past Rialto Bridge and before Rialto Bridge, along with the rooftops of the San Marco Basilica and Campanile in the background on a clear day.
No where else in Venice can you get such nice rooftop views of these famous landmarks. Well worth the visit here.
Written September 2, 2022
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courtney9384
Washington DC, DC300 contributions
Dec 2021
Beautiful, sweeping views down the Grand Canal and over roofs of Venice. It is free (!!) to book, and I'd recommend making a booking in advance as they limit the number of guests. The roofdeck is above a beautiful high-end retail center that includes a cafe on the ground floor.
Written September 1, 2022
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Pickled Prawn travels
Glasgow, UK49 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Lovely visit to viewpoint, definitely book ahead as although some people without got in I think this is very dependent on how busy it is at the time.
Written August 9, 2022
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papillon9164
Niagara Falls43 contributions
Jun 2022
Great free view of the city. Very well organized...so easy to book. Absolutely recommend!! Fantastic!
Written July 18, 2022
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Rebecca R
Branscombe, UK110 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Upmarket department store in a lavishly converted palazzo next to the Rialto. Sensational gallery on top floor and an even better terrace for photographs with probably the best views in Venice. Go!! Go!!!
Cocktails on the ground floor to recover from the view. Amazing space and stunning stunning views.
Written July 14, 2022
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