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  • Scuola Grande Dei Carmini

    Scuola Grande Dei Carmini

    One of the religious buildings in Venice, Scuola Grande Dei Carmini is also home of the Venetian Scuola. Designed by Baldassare Longhena and Francesco Caustello, this school of charity is dedicated to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Today, the chapel has a wooden roof along with an altarpiece of Virgin ...

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  • Ca Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d Arte Moderna

    Ca Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d Arte Moderna

    Built in one of the most classy exteriors designed by Baldassare Longhena in 1710, this modern art museum is located in Santa Croce street. This beautiful baroque palace is also the seat of Venice City Council’s Modern Art collection. Inside the museum, you would find masterpieces by Klimt’s Judith II ...

  • Campo del Ghetto

    Campo del Ghetto

    Located in the Cannaregio area of Venice, this section is divided in two parts- Ghetto Nuovo and Ghetto Vecchio. A daytrip to this area is a must-visit for all the travellers owing to its historical importance as it was built in the 16th century and is one of the oldest ...

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  • Campo Santa Margherita

    Campo Santa Margherita

    Named after a church which was closed in 1810, it is one of the most popular and largest squares in Venice. Located in the centre of the Dorsoduro quarter, this area is well-known for its avid nightlife as the cafés here are open till 2 am unlike other places in ...

  • Ca d Oro

    Ca d Oro

    One of the beautiful palaces located on the Grand Canal, it is known as Ca d Oro meaning the ‘golden house’ as the walls of the palace once had a gilt and polychrome exteriors. However, today it is a white façade and was built for the Contarini family in 1430. ...

  • Punta della Dogana

    Punta della Dogana

    Shaped in a triangle, this art museum beautifully splits the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal in the  district. The art collection is stored inside the building of Dogana da Mar. Originally constructed as a custom house and then renovated as a centre of contemporary art; it includes the famous ...

  • Ponte dell Accademia

    Ponte dell Accademia

    One of the prominent bridges in Venice, the Ponte dell Accademia is spread across the Grand Canal. Built in 1933 as a substitute for an iron bridge, it was named after the . Today the wooden bridge serves as an important link between Dorsoduro and San Marco. Styled by a famous engineer called ...

  • Biennale di Venezia

    Biennale di Venezia

    Occurs once in every two years, this renowned art exhibition of Venice is well-known by art lovers that are spread across the world. Started in the year 1895, the initial exhibition was aimed at display of decorative arts only in order to introduce a new market for contemporary arts. Today, ...

  • Museo Correr

    Museo Correr

    Situated in the bustling St. Mark’s square, Museo Correr is a civic museum managed by Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. The museum has a large collection of art as well as history of Venice. Named after Teodoro Correr, an art collector from the Aristrocatic family of Venice, the museum is ...

  • Torcello Island

    Torcello Island

    Located in the northern side of the Venetian Lagoon, this small island offers a scenic vista to both tourist and locals. Once you are done with the usual sightseeing tour in Venice, you might want to take a quick break and transpose to a completely serene and peaceful island. This ...

  • Gallerie dell Accademia

    Gallerie dell Accademia

    Situated in the centre of Scuola Grande of Santa Maria della Carità, the academia also has Santa Maria church and Canonici Lateranensi monastery. The museum houses a rather strange collection of painting exhibiting forbidden romantic tales, lethal scheming and other related to outrageous. Inside the museum, you will find many ...

  • Bridge of Sighs/ Ponte dei Sospiri

    Bridge of Sighs/ Ponte dei Sospiri

    Constructed in the year 1602, the Bridge of Sighs connects what was once the interrogation rooms of the prisoners in the Doges Palace. The bridge is not just one of the most visited sights in Venice but it also has a very interesting story behind its name. Legend says that ...

  • Rialto Bridge/ Ponte di Rialto

    Rialto Bridge/ Ponte di Rialto

    This is the city’s oldest bridge as it was built in the year 1180 by Antonio da Ponte over the Grand Canal. It connects the highest point on the lagoon and segregates two popular squares in Venice- San Marco and San Polo. Shaped like an arch with a few steps ...

  • Via Garibaldi

    Via Garibaldi

    Designed by Venetian architect Giannantonio Selva, Via Garibaldi is perfect blend of modernity and medieval streets. In comparison to other squares and streets in Venice, Via Garibaldi today stands as the most authentic streets in the city. The large street is brightly lit up and is always illuminated, paving as ...

  • Ateneo di San Basso

    Ateneo di San Basso

    Built in the year 1076 to honour the holy Basso, the Ateneo di San Basso is the oldest church in Venice. The church has been beautifully styled by famous architect Balsassarre Longhena. However, in 1806, this church was robbed of its priceless artefacts and decorations. Later it was sold privately ...

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  • Il Genio di Leonardo da Vinci Museo/ Leonardo da Vinci Museum

    Il Genio di Leonardo da Vinci Museo/ Leonardo da Vinci Museum

    Closely located to the Brunelleschi’s dome of the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, Leonardo da Vinci’s Museum is just a five minute walk from the main Piazza Navona on Corso Vittorio Emmanuele. The museum will surprise you with the legend’s stunning artwork that has been so beautifully preserved here. Reproductions ...

  • Negozio Olivetti

    Negozio Olivetti

    Constructed in the year 1958 on Piazza San Marco, this architectural delight was created by Carlo Scapa who was commissioned by Adriano Olivetti to convert a petite souvenir shop into an exhibit for typewriters, calculators and other related computing machines. It took Carlo two years to create such a space ...

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  • Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni

    Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni

    Established in the year 1451 by the Dalmatian community, this confraternity house was a cultural centre and today it is home to a great assortment of paintings by Carpaccio- a renowned artist who was known for painting religious and iconic personalities against the backdrop of Venetian architecture.

    Although ...

  • Tesoro della Basilica di San Marco

    Tesoro della Basilica di San Marco

    The treasury of San Marco houses some of the most priceless artefacts that have been preserved in support of the Basilica of St. Mark. Locates amidst the Basilica and Dodge’s Palace, the treasury now stores almost 283 pieces. While some of the precious objects were sold to Napoleon, others were ...

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  • San Pantalon

    San Pantalon

    Also known as Chiesa di San Pantaleone Martire, this parish church is dedicated to Saint Pantaleon and is situated on Campo San Pantalon. Famous for its Baroque ceiling painting which beautifully illustrates ‘The Martyrdom and Apotheosis of St Pantalon’. Painted on a canvas by Antonio Fumiani between 16th and 17th ...

  • Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana

    Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana

    A library which is also one of the most prominent buildings in Venice built during the Renaissance time, it is home to world’s greatest classical text collections. Named after Saint Mark, Jacopo Sansovino designed the first sixteen sections of the library while the remaining five were designed by Vincenzo Scamozzi. ...

  • Squero di San Trovaso

    Squero di San Trovaso

    If you are someone who would like to know it all (behind-the-scenes’ action) in making a gondola, you must visit the Squero di San Trovaso. A unique touristy experience, this place is an ancient boatyard which was established in 17th century. Closely located near the Academia Bridge, you would find ...

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  • San Lazzaro degli Armeni

    San Lazzaro degli Armeni

    Located in the western side of Lido, San Lazzaro degli Armeni is a small island that is one of the world’s active centres of Armenian culture. The island can be a good day trip from Venice. You can hire a boat to reach here and might want to opt for ...

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  • Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta

    Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta

    Located on the island of Torcello, this Basilica is an exemplary example Venetian architecture. Apart from being an architectural delight, the church is also one of the oldest standing buildings in Venice. Constructed in seventh century, the church was constantly renovated in 9th, 11th, 12th and 14th century. The ...

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  • Museo della Musica

    Museo della Musica

    This can be undoubtedly the first sightseeing point in Venice for all the music lovers. Get acquainted with an exclusive collection of musical instruments dating back to 17th and 19th century that have been preserved in this museum. As you check out the instruments, you would also like to read ...

  • Museo Querini Stampalia

    Museo Querini Stampalia

    Centrally located near Piazza San Marco, Museo Querini Stampalia was actually the residence of Querini-Stampalia’s family and was transformed into a museum post Count Giovanni’s death in 1868. Inside the museum, you will also find a library adorned with neo-classical furniture and stores up to 340,000 volumes. There is also ...

  • Isola di Pellestrina

    Isola di Pellestrina

    Located in the southernmost part of the coastal lagoon, Pellestrina is an island quite similar to Lido. A narrow island, it stretches for about 10 km. While on one hand there is a lagoon and fishing village, there are huge embankments on the other side. Dotted with colourful houses and ...

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  • Il Redentore

    Il Redentore

    Built in 16th century by famous architect Andrea Palladio, Il Redentore is a Roman Catholic church which is located on a beautiful waterfront, the Grand Canal in Venice. Although Palladio has created many structures before but this church is considered to be one of his magnificent creation. A beautiful white ...

  • San Michele

    San Michele

    Known as Venice’s island of the dead, San Michele is a tiny island that is Venice’s cemetery and was constructed in 1800. A short boat ride from Cannaregio in Venice, this is one place where you get lesser crowds and peaceful atmosphere. You will also spot someof the graves have ...

  • Basilica of St Anthony

    Basilica of St Anthony

    Located in Padua in northern Italy, the Basilica of St Anthony is a few hours’ drive from Venice and makes up for a great day trip from Venice. It was at this Basilica where Saint Mark was buried. Although the corpse of Saint Anthony was first placed in Madonna Mora ...

    Religious Places To See Around
  • San Zaccaria

    San Zaccaria

    The church boasts of a stunning Renaissance exterior, a part of which has been designed by Mauro Codussi. However, post Mauro’s death, the church’s construction was completed in 1515. The church exhibits a great example of Venetian architecture, you can also see Romanesque crypt here. As you step inside the church, ...

  • La Giudecca

    La Giudecca

    A beautiful island which is located in the southern side of central islands in Venice, some of the tourists decide to stay here for a day or two and soak in the tranquillity of the island. If you are looking for a place away from the usual humdrum of Venice ...

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  • Venetian Arsenal

    Venetian Arsenal

    Spearheading Venice’s naval power, the Venetian Arsenal is a complex of shipyards brought together in the town. Established in the year 1104, this was considered as the largest industrial compound after the Industrial Revolution took place. Spread across an area of 110 hectares, the Arsenal is surrounded by high walls ...

  • Madonna dell Orto

    Madonna dell Orto

    Constructed during the 14th century, Madonna dell Orto is a church that is considered to be one of the most stunning examples of Gothic architecture in Venice. Dedicated to Saint Christopher, the church gained popularity when the statue of Madonna was accidentally found in the nearby orchards of the church ...

  • Scala Contarini del Bovolo

    Scala Contarini del Bovolo

    Although it is a palace but as of now, the only remains that are left here are the fading frescoes and the staircase. The only attraction that still draws tourists to this attraction is the outer spiral staircase of the palace. Yet another architectural marvel by ace architect Giovanni Candi, ...

  • Dorsoduro


    Located between the Grand Canal and the Canale of the Giudecca, Dorsoduro is one of the most popular areas amongst the six areas in Venice. While you are here, you can visit a large number of attractions in Venice including the Palazzo Dario, San Trovaso, San Pantalon, San Nicolò da Tolentino, Ospedale Giustinian, the Church ...

  • Museo di Storia Naturale

    Museo di Storia Naturale

    Situated on the Grand Canal, this is a museum of natural history and was originally built as a palazzo in the 13th century for one of Venice’s esteemed families. In the year 1381, this place was sold to Turkish merchants who often traded here until 1838.


  • Naval History Museum Arsenale

    Naval History Museum Arsenale

    Managed and owned by Italian Navy, this museum preserves the rich maritime historic collections of Venice. A wide display of model ships, captain portraits, Venetian vessels and other related artefacts are spread across 42 rooms.

    Don’t miss the spectacular 19th century boat, Scalé ...

  • Museo Ebraico di Venezia Ghetto

    Museo Ebraico di Venezia Ghetto

    Referred as the Jewish area from 16th to 18th centuries, this museum was once a ghetto located on an island. Established in the year 1955, the museum has three synagogues- Corner Synagogue, German Synagogue (which is easily recognised by its large windows) and Levantine Synagogue (you would see a stunning ...

  • Libreria Acqua Alta

    Libreria Acqua Alta

    Get in for a quirky display of books as you enter this library. Overflowing with books all over, at Libreria Acqua Alta, you will be surprised to see how books are strewn at different corners of this place and in different setups. And if this is not enough, you will ...

  • Santi Giovanni e Paolo

    Santi Giovanni e Paolo

    Constructed by the by the Dominican friars during the end of 14th Century, the structure was finally completed at the onset of 15th century. Located in the popular Campo Giovanni e Paolo, this Dominican church stands around the equestrian statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni designed by Andrea del Verrocchio. It has a ...

  • Santa Maria dei Miracoli

    Santa Maria dei Miracoli

    Popularly known as the marble church, the construction of this church was completed between 1481 and 1489. Designed by the famous architect, Pietro Lombardo (known for Venetian Renaissance style) who was able to build a stunning structure given the limited space, he created an illusion of large space with the ...

  • Palazzo Ducale

    Palazzo Ducale

    Managed by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, the Palazzo Ducale (also known as Doge’s palace) is one of the most prominent landmarks in Venice. A museum since 1923, the palace was once the residence of the Doge of Venice, who ruled Venice till 1797. It was here where the ...

  • San Rocco Scuola of St Rocco/ Scuola Grande di San Rocco

    San Rocco Scuola of St Rocco/ Scuola Grande di San Rocco

    Dedicated to Saint Roch, this Roman Catholic Church was originally designed by Bartolomeo Bon the Younger between 1489 and 1508. However, it was slightly renovated in the year 1725 by Bernardino Maccarucci. Saint Rocco bravely fought the deadly disease of Plague and took great care of all the plague victims. It ...

  • Lagune von Venedig

    Lagune von Venedig

    Part of the Adriatic city bay, the Venetian Lagoon is where the city of Venice is located. Spread across 550 square kilometres, it stretches from River Sile to Brenta, this lagoon comprises of only 8 per cent of land area of which Venice and other smaller islands are a part ...

  • Torre dell Orologio

    Torre dell Orologio

    Also known as Saint Mark's Clocktower, Torre dell Orologio is a renaissance structure that is located on the Piazza San Marco in Venice. Designed by Mauro Codussi, it is a huge tower comprising of a clock followed by buildings on either sides. Dating back to 15th century, the clock was often altered ...

  • Ca Rezzonico

    Ca Rezzonico

    A beautiful palace located on the majestic Grand Canal, Ca Rezzonico was designed by Baldassare Longhena during the 17th century. However, it took almost 100 years for Giorgio Massari to complete the humongous task of its construction. As you step inside, marvel at the Grand Ballroom which played host to ...

  • Lido


    A sandbar stretching across 11 kilometres in Venice, this beautiful location is home to approximately 20,000 residents. The place also has a small airport which can accommodate only small aircrafts and has a runway of just 1000 metres. Lido is popular on the world map as it plays host to ...

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  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection

    Peggy Guggenheim Collection

    The priceless and private collection of the American heiress- Peggy Guggenheim (former wife of Max Ernst) who often displayed her collection for public in 1951 was soon transformed into a modern art museum post her death in 1979. Today, this collection is carefully placed in Palazzo Venier dei Leoni located ...

  • Santa Maria della Salute/ Basilica of Saint Mary of Health

    Santa Maria della Salute/ Basilica of Saint Mary of Health

    Popularly known as La Salute, this church is one of the most iconic landmarks situated in Grand Canal. Impeccably designed by Baldassare Longhena, the church’s exterior is bedecked with 125 statues contrary to the simple interiors of the building.

      Standing ...

  • Cannaregio


    Home to the cemetery- Isola di San Michele, Cannaregio is the second largest district in Venice and is comparatively the most populated amongst the other six areas in Venice. It is a quick walking distance from the Rialto as well as from the main station. Lined with huge canals that ...

  • San Giorgio Maggiore

    San Giorgio Maggiore

    One of the islands in Venice, San Giorgio Maggiore is famous with tourists as it is home to one of the 16th century Benedictine church. Built in a simple yet elegant fashion using brick and white marble, this church was designed by Palladio and is considered to be his best ...

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  • St Mary of the Friars/ Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

    St Mary of the Friars/ Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

    As you stand outside the church, you would find the church looks rather simple as compared to other magnificent structures that are built in the town. However, once you step inside, you would be in awe of the Italian Renaissance architecture. Dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, the church boasts ...

  • Campanile di San Marco

    Campanile di San Marco

    Don’t miss standing atop the bell tower of Campanile di San Marco when you are in Venice. Fret not for you don’t have to climb the stairs to go all that way up and see the breath-taking views of the city, an elevator ride makes it easy for you. Standing ...

  • St Mark’s Square/ Piazza San Marco

    St Mark’s Square/ Piazza San Marco

    The most happening, vibrant, lively and popular square in Venice- Piazza San Marco brims with great architecture, historical sights, restaurants, cafés and people (both locals and tourists alike). Some people also refer to San Marco as the drawing room of Europe. Founded in 9th century, the square was originally a ...

  • Grand Canal

    Grand Canal

    Meandering through the entire city of Venice, the Grand Canal is the most prominent landmark in Venice. Also known by locals as Canalazzo, the canal starts from St. Mark’s square on one side to Santa Lucia railway station on the other side. Believed to be 5 metres deep in most ...

  • San Francesco del Deserto

    San Francesco del Deserto

    An island, this beautiful place is situated on the Venetian lagoon amidst Burano and Sant’Erasmo. You can reach here through a boat ride via Burano. Make sure you are decently dressed when visiting this island. As you stroll through this island, you would feel as if being transported to ancient ...