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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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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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Saint Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco)
Saint Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco)
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.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
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... 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
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Campanile di San Marco
Campanile di San Marco
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... 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
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Observation Decks & Towers; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Ristorante Ai Tre Garofani
Ristorante Ai Tre Garofani
Ranked #1 of 1,315 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cafe Filermo
Cafe Filermo
Ranked #2 of 1,315 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Wine Bar
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Prosciutto E Parmigiano
Prosciutto E Parmigiano
Ranked #3 of 1,315 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Street Food, Italian
Dining options: Brunch, Takeout
Cocaeta
Cocaeta
Ranked #4 of 1,315 Restaurants in Venice
Price: $2 - $11
Cuisines: Italian, French, Street Food, Vegetarian
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Cash Only, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Torrefazione Cannaregio
Torrefazione Cannaregio
Ranked #5 of 1,315 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Cafe
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hotel Ca' Dogaressa
3.0 of 5
Hotel Ca' Dogaressa
$84 - $197
Ranked #53 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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Hotel Casa Verardo - Residenza D'Epoca
3.0 of 5
Hotel Casa Verardo - Residenza D'Epoca
$96 - $331 (€86 - €297)
Ranked #68 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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Locanda Sant'Agostin
3.0 of 5
Locanda Sant'Agostin
$80 - $244
Ranked #76 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

CimaRosa
CimaRosa
$167 - $459 (€150 - €412)
Ranked #3 of 384 Hotels in Venice
Hotel Antiche Figure
3.0 of 5
Hotel Antiche Figure
$123 - $303 (€110 - €272)
Ranked #8 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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Hotel Canal Grande
4.0 of 5
Hotel Canal Grande
$164 - $392
Ranked #10 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Moresco
4.0 of 5
Hotel Moresco
$206 - $411 (€185 - €369)
Ranked #1 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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Al Ponte Antico Hotel
4.0 of 5
Al Ponte Antico Hotel
$266 - $407 (€239 - €365)
Ranked #2 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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Ca' Maria Adele
4.0 of 5
Ca' Maria Adele
$262 - $771
Ranked #4 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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