Historic Sites in Venice

Historic Sites in Venice, Italy

Venice Historic Sites

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  • 60763Christine
    New York City, NY90 contributions
    The Doge's Palace is an architectual wonder and the prison is a haunting place. We had wanted to rent the device for the audio tour which would have enhanced this visit, but we did not bring ID, so we could not. That was our only disappointment. (Lesson learned.)
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • mfilcol2014
    Lisbon, Portugal637 contributions
    Bought the tickets online by appointment, it was super easy to get in despite the crowd in st marcs square. Elevator to the top. fabulous 360 degree view over Venice and the lagoon. Impressive. If you can, don't miss it.
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • Maogao
    Texas101 contributions
    What a fabulous museum filled with the works of many of my favorite modern artists--Klee, Kadinsky, Picasso, Calder, Ernst, Dali, and many more. You can get right up to the art--no roped off areas. This was my favorite stop in my two days in Venice.
    Written May 17, 2022
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  • matt1957476
    London, UK33 contributions
    Just magnificent. The Tintoretto’s are spectacular, and well looked after. The Treasure Room was excellent, although we almost missed it due to poor signage
    Written May 10, 2022
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  • Luac84
    Brighton, UK498 contributions
    Walking in Venice we came across the Bridge of Sighs...

    The Bridge of Sighs (Italian: Ponte dei Sospiri, Venetian: Ponte de i Sospiri) is a bridge in Venice, Italy. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone, has windows with stone bars, passes over the Rio di Palazzo, and connects the New Prison (Prigioni Nuove) to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace. It was designed by Antonio Contino, whose uncle Antonio da Ponte designed the Rialto Bridge, and it was built in 1600.

    Great photo opportunities, make sure you visit Doges Palace where you are able to cross inside the bridge to see the same view the prisoners would of got of the last view of Venice..
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • NickofSurrey
    Surrey, UK650 contributions
    Nice from the ground level. Didn't bother going in as the signs on the gate said good idea to book beforehand, and when we walked in near the entrance it said €8 admission. I know it is supposed to have a good view, but know from experience that the T fondaco dei tedeschi roof terrace next to the Rialto Bridge has excellent views, and is free (but needs booking before you come to Venice. Impressive looking though
    Written April 25, 2022
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,128 contributions
    Hard to imagine that already during the early 1500s 16,000 people were working at the arsenal able to produce one ship per day! Mass production of war ships applying an assembly line process hundreds of years prior to the Industrial Revolution.

    Nowadays part of the historic arsenal still serves as a naval base and can not be visited, However, a large section is open to the public. Some of the old armories are used by artists and there are restaurants even a small open-air stage where concerts and other events are organized.

    It took me more than half a day to explore the area as former dockyards and halls are quite spread out over a large area. For once, no churches or many tourists here.
    Written October 12, 2021
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  • ksarman
    Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar6,594 contributions
    Located on same square that the Scuola
    Du San Marco , in fact it s like many churches inside one
    Each part of the construction is like an history book , art , famous historical characters ..etc
    Take time to discover this place
    Written January 12, 2022
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  • Amy
    27 contributions
    We visited around midday by coincidence as we walked past on our way to a different attraction. Entrance to the main part of the church was free, so it’s definitely worth going in to look at the highly decorated walls. The renaissance frescoes were so impressive. There was a charge to enter the crypt. We would have liked more information boards available in English to tell us the history of the building and artworks within.
    Written April 15, 2022
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  • Colleenvandyke
    Leesburg, VA1 contribution
    Great break from the cultural and historical sites to see what it takes makes this city continue to work! Really enjoyed this short stop! Need to email in advance to reserve a tour.
    Written November 14, 2021
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  • David M
    Cambridge, UK2,056 contributions
    There can't be many supermarkets in such a stunning building - but make sure that you take a look inside, as that's really special, too. We were staying in a self-catering AirBNB nearby and visited it a few times.
    Written February 16, 2020
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  • mst1040
    Vienna, Austria37 contributions
    As we lived nearby, we passed by this "Scuola" a few times and wanted to visit it once, as we also know other "Scuole" in Venice (San Rocco, Carmini). Unfortunately, this Scuola was always closed when we just passed by - although the website actually told us that it should be open ...
    On our last morning in Venice, one last try ...: Closed again!
    So I dialled a phone number that I had found on the internet. A very friendly lady picked up and when we explained to her that this was the third time we had stood in vain in front of closed doors, she said to us: "Wait, I'll come down and open the door for you ... ".
    She herself was astonished when she saw that the search engine takes you to a page with opening hours that is no longer valid and promised to discuss this immediately with her IT specialist, because other tourists may have been misled here as well.
    In any case, the friendly and very competent Scuola employee spontaneously gave us a short special tour - a very nice gesture and a great experience! Many, many thanks again!
    (The Scuola is actually only open to the public on a few days. The exact dates are listed on the museum tab of their website. We don't want all Venice visitors starting to beg the Scuola for private tours now ...).
    Written September 15, 2021
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  • Peter F
    Staten Island, NY1,576 contributions
    We stayed on the Giudecca at the Hilton, Molino Stuckey. We would take the shuttle boat from the hotel across the lagoon to the Zattere stop. It was a pleasant neighbor hood in the Dorsodura with plenty to see.
    Written April 16, 2019
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  • RogerTay
    London, UK4 contributions
    I return several times to this beautifull palace. Also the sala degli specchi's concerts has to be followed: great music iniside an amazing palace!
    Written January 21, 2020
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  • Traveller of the world
    1,116 contributions
    You will at some point come here if you are staying in the historic part of Venice.  Most of the airport buses stop here.  You can then get public transport (water bus) to the historical areas of Venice.  There is a place where you can get a taxi too.  Having said this, on the night I was there I had to wait twenty minutes.  Very few but thankfully the line was not long.  Other than that, not much going on.  Dirty with a few stalls where you can get snacks.  Busy and lively.
    Written March 14, 2022
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