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Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is located on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and connected by 400 bridges. The islands are located in the shallow lagoon of Venice, a closed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and Piave rivers. Parts of Venice are known for the beauty of their surroundings, their architecture and works of art. The lagoon and part of the city are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In 2014, 264,579 people lived in the Comune di Venezia, of which around 55,000 live in the historic city of Venice. Together with Padua and Treviso, the city belongs to the metropolitan area of ​​Padua-Treviso-Venice with a total population of 2.6 million inhabitants. PATREVE is just a statistical metropolitan area.


St Mark's Basilica

San Marco, 328, Venezia, Italy
This 12th-century Basilica, one of Venice's most famous monuments, is also called the "Church of the Gold" for its magnificent decoration and design. Built in a mix of Italian and Byzantine styles, it is one of the best examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture that you can see. It's also worth going inside, its gilded interior with golden mosaics is just amazing. The Treasury houses a unique collection of Byzantine metalwork. Fans of computer games may remember the second episode of the Assassin's Creed series. However, be aware that there are large queues in front of the entrance. If you can, either buy the online ticket without queuing or visit the off-season. Also note that it is forbidden to carry bags inside the basilica and take pictures.
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Doge's Palace

San Marco 1, 30135 Venice, Italy
This gothic building in the heart of Venice is definitely a must. The city-state of Venice was once a rich and important place and therefore the seat of his government and the residence of the chosen Doge is quite spectacular. The construction of the palace began in 1340 and was completed in the 15th century. Today it houses the world's largest oil painting called Paradise (by Tintoretto). The famous lover and womanizer Giacomo Casanova also visited the Doge's Palace. In fact, he was imprisoned for witchcraft. They can visit the cell where he was held and from which he escaped. If you are planning to visit the palace, you should consider buying the tickets online in advance. Otherwise, you will spend a long time in the queue.
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Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venice, Italy
This absolutely magnificent basilica is a must in Venice. It is one of the oldest and largest churches in the city and contains priceless works of art by world-renowned artists. It took over a hundred years to build this extraordinary church; The work was completed around the year 1440. Although the Gothic exterior is rather simple, the interior compensates for it. The only still in-place rood screen in Venice found its place here. The church is also famous for the artworks on display here: Donatello's first documented work in the city - the figure of St. John the Baptist, Alessandro Vittoria's Risen Christ and Jerome, works by Titian, and much more. The Basilica is about a 10-minute walk from Stazione di Venezia train station, but you can also take waterbuses 1 and 2, S. Toma 'DX Station.
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Accademia Gallery

1050, Venezia, IT
This museum contains the biggest collection of 14th to 18th-century art native to this city in the world. Among others, you will get to see the masterpieces by Hiernoymus Bosch, Carpaccio, Titian, da Vinci, Giovanni Bellini and Francesco Guardi. It is a fascinating wonderland for anyone who is interested in Venetian artists. The collection was moved to this building from Santa Maria della Carità convent by Napoleon in 1807 and ten years later, the art gallery first opened to the public. There are both permanent and temporary exhibitions, so no two visits will be the same. It's located only about a minute of walking away from the waterbus stop Accademia (lines 1 and 2).
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Ca' Rezzonico Palace

This 3-floors-high palace is a beautiful example of Baroque architecture, with interiors decorated by great Venetian painters. Today, it serves as a museum of 18th-century Venice. Inside the palace, you can marvel at its luxurious, well-kept furnishings and the great collection of paintings, statues and frescoes. You can also find a café here, as well as take part in one of the thematic workshops and special exhibitions, like a perfume composition, organized by the museum. There are also many guided tours, events and family tours to choose from so be sure to check the official website to see all the options. The works on the palace started in 1649, however, due to financial problems and a change of owners, they were only finished more than a century later in 1756, under the direction of a different architect, Giorgio Massari. Nowadays, the museum belongs to the city of Venice, which also manages it.
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Church of Saint Salvador

Sestiere di S. Marco, 4835, 30122 Venezia, Italy
This legendary church is shrouded with many mysteries, for example on why the church was built in this exact spot. Legend says that Jesus appeared in a dream of the bishop S. Magnus and told him to build it here. The interesting thing was that the city was not existent at that time - the whole area was just mud. But Magnus persisted and with help of other people he constructed a church in what later became the very heart of Venice. However, the church we see today is different from the first one. It was completely rebuilt in the 16th century and since then serves as a religious centre for many believers. The church has a magnificent and huge organ choir and case which draws the eyes of many. It also boasts decorations created by several renowned Italian artists, including Sansovino and Titian. The church is very close to the waterbus station Rialto, lines 1 and 2.
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Correr Museum

Piazza San Marco 52, 30124 Venice, Italy
Seated in a magnificent building, this museum houses a prestigious collection of art and also covers the history of Venice. The museum was established by a rich Venetian citizen Teodoro Correr who dedicated his life to collecting memorabilia connected with the history of Venice and who also provided the astonishing palace which now houses the museum.
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Grimani Palace

Santa Maria Formosa, Castello 4858 30122 Venice, Italy
Although it might not catch your attention when you see it from the outside, this museum contains many interesting paintings and it's perfect for when you want to visit places that are off the beaten path. Located next to a narrow and quiet canal, this attraction is not flooded with tourists every minute, which is great, because it makes you believe that the art is there just for you. It was initially a residence of the Venetian Doge Antonio Grimani. The palace consists of a courtyard (where you can enter for free) and the rooms, which serve as a museum. The interior contains no furniture, so you can focus solely on the art and the decorations inside with no distractions. It consists of numerous rooms, for example, the Bosch Room (with the famous Visions of the Afterlife painting), the Room of the Doge, the Neoclassical Room and so on. Notice the beautifully decorated staircase with various stuccoes. You can get here by waterbuses 1 and 2 (exit at Rialto stop), or 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 22 and B (Ospedale).
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Ca' d'Oro

Sestiere Cannaregio 3932, 30121 Venice, Italy
This astonishing 15th-century palace will most surely catch your eye the second you see it. It is fabulous both from the outside and the inside. Its facade is richly decorated and it houses a great collection of art. The best pictures of it are taken from the water.
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Circolo Golf Venezia

Strada Vecchia 1, 30126 Alberoni, Venice, Italy
One of the oldest golf courses in Italy hosts many important tournaments throughout the year. It is set in a beautiful surroundings.
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Rialto Market

Campo della Pescheria, 30125 San Polo, Venezia VE, Italy
A great place to shop if you want to buy vegetables, fruits or fish. In fact, for many centuries it was a busy market (with an 11th century existence). You can find many fresh local produce there. However, it is not clear what specific products you will encounter as all the goods sold there are more seasonal. If you want to be sure that you get what you want, you may need to go to the market sooner rather than later, because if you are there by the close, most of the goods are likely to be sold. You can arrive here by water bus, station Rialto Mercato, line 1.
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Caffè Florian

57 Piazza San Marco, 30124
This beautifully decorated, stylish café has been operating for almost three centuries. Visit the place where history and modernity go hand in hand. Tasty coffee, tea, cocktails and snacks are waiting for you here! Due to the special nature of the café be ready to pay a bit higher prices than usual.
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Harry's Bar

1323 Calle Vallaresso, 30124
Definitely one of the most legendary restaurants and bars in Venice. Since the beginning of the 1930's, this place has been an iconic one and it still maintains its high standards of service. Have a delicious dinner (perhaps some of the local signature dishes) accompanied by some popular drink and take in the special ambience!
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Dal Moro's - Fresh Pasta To Go

5324 Calle de la Casseleria, 30122, Venezia
When in Italy, you should definitely taste some authentic Italian cuisine and one of the best places to do so in Venice is this restaurant. You can even watch how the fresh pasta is made from scratch. If you need any more convincing, just check the menu on the official website.
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Grom Ice Cream Shop

Campo San Barnaba 2761, 30123 Venice, Italy
If you like ice cream, make sure this gelateria features high on your to-visit list. This amazing gelateria chain (which expanded from Turin in the last twenty years) offers many kinds of delicious ice cream flavours, sorbets and local specialities as well as hot drinks. Stop by and see for yourself.
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Antico Forno

San Polo 970/973, Venice, Veneto 30125, Italy
If you are hungry or just in the mood for a slice of traditional Italian pizza, this is the place you are looking for. You can choose from a variety of pizzas or try a sandwich or a local specialty called "pizzaccia". Wash it down with some Italian beer and enjoy some rest in the pleasant air conditioned restaurant with free wi-fi.
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Rosa Salva

6780, 30122
If you have a sweet tooth, you should definitely visit this café and patisserie. You can get the best hot chocolate in Venice or delicious cakes and cookies here. In case you need more convincing, visit the official website and check the pictures of the pastries and desserts.
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Osteria Bea Vita

Cannaregio, 3082, 30121 Venezia, Italy
If you are looking for a restaurant which is not overcrowded with tourists, this is the right choice. The food is simple yet tasty here. You can get some traditional Italian pizza or pasta, fish dishes or delicious desserts (including tiramisu). Stop by and see for yourself.
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Grancaffè Quadri

Piazza San Marco 121, 30124 Venice, Italy
There are few things more typical for Italy than little cafés. This one has a long tradition since the very first café at this place was established in 1638. If you need any more convincing, check the menu on the official website with the pictures of the delicious drinks and snacks. Due to the position of the café and its long tradition, it is a bit more pricey though.
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Going Out

Campo Santa Margherita

Located in the Dorsoduro quarter, this street is not only a popular shopping destination during the daytime but also the centre of busy nightlife after sundown when it starts to fill with youngsters from the two local universities, which are both nearby. The street got its name after the 9th-century church of Santa Margherita, still standing today. Apart from churches and historical houses, the street is lined with bars, pubs, but also restaurants and cafés. There is even a small fish market during the week. A great place to enjoy the atmosphere of the city, it even gave birth to a special kind of drink, called the Campo Santa Margherita Spritz.
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La Fenice Theater

1965 Campo San Fantin, 30124, Venezia
You can attend great opera performances in this theatre. Also, its magnificent interior (which you can explore during the tours) is a hidden gem of Venice. The theatres occupating this site had a somewhat tragic history though since two of them were destroyed by fire. The present-day one was built in the beginning of the second millennium in such way so it would resemble its 19th-century predecessor.
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Lido Beaches

One place you don't want to miss is this 11km long part of the Venetian seashore which is surrounded by many bars and restaurants offering never-ending entertainment. The annual Venice Film Festival takes place here as well. It's a rather touristy place but definitely worth visiting.
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Venice Casino

Ca’ Vendramin Calergi - Cannaregio 2040 30121 Venezia, Italy
The world's oldest casino is seated in a spectacular palace. You can choose from many games here, including poker, roulette and blackjack. If you're feeling lucky or just want to experience the thrill of gambling, come here and enjoy an evening in an unforgettable atmosphere.
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Public Gardens

Sestiere Castello, 30122 Venezia, Italy
This huge park was established by Napoleon Bonaparte and serves as an exhibition space. The famous Venice Biennale Art Festival takes place here as well. Come and have a rest in this beautiful park with many interesting architectonic features. The trees also provide shade during hot summer days.
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Skyline Rooftop Bar

Molino Stucky Hilton Venice, Giudecca 810, 30133 Venice, Italy
Drinks and snacks here are a bit pricey, but in exchange for that, you can enjoy one of the most panoramic sunset views you're likely to get in all Venice! You can check the drink menu beforehand on the official website and see which drinks you would like to try.
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Goldoni Theater

San Marco 4650/b, 30124 Venice, Italy
This beautiful theater which was established in 1622 has been a popular entertainment place ever since. Its program ranges from opera to ballet so whatever it is you enjoy, you will most surely find it here. Don't worry about the language barrier - there are English subtitles provided during performances.
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Cantinone Già Schiavi

992 Dorsoduro, San Trovaso, Venezia
If you are feeling thirsty or could use a refreshing little snack, be sure to stop by this lovely place which is decorated with countless bottles of wine that you can buy. Be sure to try the delicious cicchetti and wash it down with a drink of your choice.
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Corner Pub

684 Calle della Chiesa, 30123, Venezia
A lovely hole-in-the-wall bar overlooking Rio de le Toreseie. Come have a refreshing beer or some snack - the atmosphere is always very nice no matter the time of the day you choose for your visit. If you're seeking a pleasant food stop, this one might be just what you're looking for.
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St. Mark's Campanile

Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy
This bell tower in Piazza San Marco is one of the symbols of Venice. It was completed in its present form in 1514, but collapsed in 1902. The restoration process began almost immediately afterwards and in 1912 the perfect replica of the original tower was completed. The bell tower houses five bells, each with its own purpose. The tower is a place in the popular computer game franchise Assassin's Creed. If you go to the top of the tower, you can enjoy the spectacular view of the city. There is a lift so you do not have to worry about a strenuous climb. The number of people allowed to enter the tower at the same time is limited so that the space is never overcrowded. However, the ticket queues can take up to an hour to complete. You can reach us with the waterbuses 1, 2 and 51.
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Royal Gardens

Giardini Ex Reali (San Marco) 30124 Venice, Italy
If you are looking for a nice place to rest during the hectic day of sightseeing, look no further. Located near the old port of Venice, this park dates back to the 19th century. It is quite small, but very quiet and inviting, where you can relax.
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Island of Torcello

Torcello island was inhabited long before Venice itself was established. In fact, it was from here the population spread to the area that is now occupied by the city of Venice. Come explore the source of Venetian culture and walk around this tranquil island and marvel at its gems, which include several churches and other medieval buildings.
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Papadopoli Gardens

The Greek name of this garden comes from the convent which stood here. Its trees, benches and fountains make for a pleasant rest. Come marvel at the plants at the botanical garden and take your kids with you - there is a children's playground waiting for them.
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Savorgnan Gardens

Fondamenta Savorgnan, Cannaregio, Venezia, Italy
Surrounding the Savorgnan Palace, these gardens are a green oasis of the Cannaregio district. Come and have a rest in the midst of greenery and do not hesitate to take your kids with you, there are areas especially dedicated to them. The gardens are also decorated with several beautiful statues. On sunny days, you can hide in the shadows of the large trees.
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Remembrance Park

Viale IV Novembre, 30132 Venezia, Italy
A park commemorating the soldiers who fought in WWII is a very peaceful place. With several playgrounds, it is ideal for a family afternoon. The trees provide shade on sunny days and the closeness of the water also helps to cool down. Stop by and rest for a moment during your sightseeing routine.
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Groggia Gardens

This nice little park close to the Venetian lagoon is a favorite place for the locals. Come here to rest under the trees. It is not that touristy so you might have some rest from the ever-present crowds. During sunny days you may benefit from the shade the trees offer.
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There is a church and a cloister on this island (its history dating back to the 11th century), as well as beautiful public gardens with a lovely view of the whole city. Take a peaceful walk around and admire the sights. Notice how several different architectonic styles are blended together in the church since during its history it was rebuilt several times.
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Maximilian Tower

Via De Le Motte (Isola di Sant'Erasmo), 30170 Venezia, Italy
This building will surely catch your eye with its unusual shape. The 19th-century tower with cylindrical plan used to be a defense one. Today, it serves as a museum concerning the military buildings located around it. It is admission free which is good news for those traveling on a budget but it is only accessible in summer.
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Mekhitarist Monastery of Venice

Isola di San Lazzaro degli Armeni, 30170 Venice, Italy
Originally, the island was used as a leper colony where the ill were kept so the disease would not spread. In the 18th century, it was transformed into a monastery which became an important centre of Armenians in Italy. One of the highlights of the monastery is definitely the library with its spectacular manuscripts.
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Bluemoon Beach

If you want to escape the busy streets of the city for a while, head to this beautiful beach. It has all the facilities you may need for a great day. There is a restaurant located nearby, sunbeds and umbrellas and social gatherings and parties often take place here as well.
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Malipiero Palace

Campo San Samuele, 30124 Venice, Italy
This palace is best known as a residence of a famous lover and one of the most famous citizens of Venice in general - Giacomo Casanova who lived in this house by the end of the first half of the 18th century. Its garden is also worth noticing since it is a great example of an Italian-style garden.
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Pellestrina Island

Pellestrina is an island in northern Italy, forming a barrier between the southern Venetian Lagoon and the Adriatic Sea, lying south west of the Lido. The island is 11 kilometres long and has since the eighteenth century been bounded to its seaward side by large embankments. There are four main villages: San Pietro in Volta, Porto Secco, Sant' Antonio di Pellestrina and Pellestrina, known for their colourfully-painted houses. The main industries of the island are market gardening, fishing, tourism and lace making. Like that in Chioggia but unlike that in Torcello, the local lace is made with a needle. Attractions on the island included the Lido of Ca' Roman, known for its pine trees and birdlife.
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Church of St Maria Formosa

Castello, 5263, 30122 Venice, Italy
This Venetian church is a unique sight. Built in the 15th century, it has two facades on the opposite sides of the building, each in a different architectural style. Inside is a plaque depicting Saint Barbara by the famous artist Palma Vecchio. It also has an amusing story associated with its origins. Legend has it that the Bishop of Oderzo was inspired to organize his construction after being commanded by the Virgin Mary in his dream. The Virgin was so well endowed in his vision that he decided to dedicate it to the church of Santa Maria Formosa, which literally means "The beautiful Saint Mary".
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Murano Island

The island (in fact several islands close to each other and connected by bridges) is best known as the place where Venetian glass is made. The history of glassmakers on the island of Murano dates back to the end of the 13th century, when all glassmakers from Venice were moved to Murano. Since most urban structures were made of wood at that time, the presence of the glassmakers (who used open fire for their work) was undesirable. Soon, the glass produced there was known throughout Europe and the products (eg beads, mirrors or chandeliers) became sought-after products. To this day, the Venetian glass is a prestige product. You can reach Murano by public transport (boats) that go there every 30 minutes. The local glassmakers are usually very willing to show their skills to the spectators.
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San Giacomo di Rialto Church

Campo San Giacomo, 1, 30125 Venezia, Italy
Modest in exterior, but interesting on the inside, this church, located in the San Polo district, may be one of the oldest churches in Venice. It is also so small that the locals sometimes call it San Giacometto (small Giacomo). If you are a fan of computer games, you may remember the church from the second game of the popular Assassin’s Creed series. Nobody knows exactly how old San Giacomo di Rialto is. If the legends are to be believed, it may have been built as early as the 5th century AD. The earliest surviving documents tell us that it was already standing by the 12th century AD. Since then, the church has undergone several reconstructions, none of which have changed the original layout or look of it. It has also reportedly survived a devastating fire, which burnt the entire island of Rialto to the ground. Nowadays, the church hosts a small museum of medieval string instruments inside. When visiting, take note of the giant clock on the church’s tower. Added in the 15th century, it never tells the right time.
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Church of Santa Maria del Giglio

Campo Santa Maria del Giglio San Marco, 30125 Venice, Italy
This ancient church founded in the 9th century is mostly renowned for its beautiful 17th-century Baroque facade and splendid interior decorations by well known baroque artists (e.g. Peter Paul Rubens). It is a true representation of the Venetian Baroque art and a popular sight which you should not miss.
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Acqua Alta Bookshop

All the bookworms should consider visiting this lovely and unique bookstore. You can choose from a wide range of new and used books and the cosy interior of the bookstore will definitely charm you. In this Wonderland, you will come across such things as a staircase made entirely of books!
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Marco Polo Bookstore

5886a, 30121
An ideal place to visit for all the bookworms! This small, charming bookshop, just a stone's throw from Rialto Bridge, offers plenty of books in English (and other languages as well) so do not hesitate and stop by for a lovely souvenir. If you happen to have some older book with you, you can exchange it here for another one.
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Church of the Gesuati

Fondamenta delle Zattere ai Gesuati, 30123 Venice, Italy
The imposing Rococo church, built in the 18th century, is one of the gems of Venice. Both the interior and the exterior of this church are richly decorated with sculptures. Don't forget to notice paintings on the ceiling and also the beautiful altars!
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Basilica of St Peter of Castello

Campo San Pietro 70, 30122 Venice, Italy
This 16th-century basilica boasts beautiful interior decorations. Its site has been occupied by churches for much longer though, the first one dating to the 7th century. It used to be the main cathedral of Venice before St. Mark's Basilica was constructed. Come explore this unique site and discover the ornate chapels and the organ!
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La Bottega dei Mascareri

San Polo 80, 30125 Ponte di Rialto, Venice, Italy
One of the best known Venetian social events that throughout its history shaped the culture of the city is the carnival. In this little shop, you will find a great variety of masks traditionally worn for this popular event. They are being made here in the same fashion they have been since the 18th century.
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St. Mark's Square

Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy
The most important and best known square in Venice is always full of life. It is surrounded by many famous landmarks such as St. Mark's Basilica, dominating the square with its five domes and detailed exterior decoration. There are other buildings that represent different architectural styles - the Doge's Palace as a fine example of Gothic architecture or the beautiful Renaissance clock tower. If you want to see the place from the top, there is no better way than to climb the campanile. The observation deck offers great views of the square including the mysterious white lines on the sidewalk. They were probably used to mark the market stalls.
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Rialto Bridge

One of the four bridges that cross the Grand Canal of Venice, first built in 1181 (making it the oldest of the four). The original bridge was later replaced by more modern bridges until it finally reached its present form in 1591. Its shape resembles the original bridge and some thought it would collapse like its predecessor. The designer of the bridge - Antonio da Ponte - won the design competition against such opponents as eg. Michelangelo. There are many small shops selling various souvenirs on the bridge, but during the day (and because of its popularity) the bridge is rather overcrowded. If you want to avoid the tourist crowds, you should visit the bridge either early in the morning or in the late afternoon and evening. You can also see it from the water if you opt for a gondola ride.
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Bridge of Sighs

Riva dei Schiavoni, 30122 Venice, Italy
There are several "sigh bridges" around the world. The one in Venice, however, is the original, after which the others are named (eg in Cambridge and Oxford). It was built in 1600 in Baroque style and is today one of the most visited places in Venice. The locals say that it got its name because it was between the interrogation rooms of the Doge's Palace and the New Prison. The convicts sighed over the bridge as they saw the city of Venice one last time before being imprisoned for the rest of their lives. The phrase became popular by Lord Byron's Childe Harolds Pilgrimage, where he uses the term "Bridge of Sighs" when speaking about Venice. Due to the popularity of the place, there are always many tourists who take pictures of the bridge and the place is very often overcrowded. The bridge is only accessible from the Doge's Palace.
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Riva degli Schiavoni

The promenade of Venice begins at the Doge's Palace and ends at the Arsenal. It's a nice place for a late afternoon (or even evening) walk when the crowds of tourists and souvenir vendors disappear. There are many small cafes along the promenade so you can rest and enjoy the sunset. The promenade is lined with numerous historic buildings and numerous hotels and restaurants. During the day there are also many small shops that sell pastries, clothes or souvenirs with Venice theme to the tourists.
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Clock Tower

Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy
The roots of the clock tower in St. Mark's Square date back to the 15th century. This Renaissance building was built together with the clock in 1499. However, the mechanism of the watch is not the original watch. It has been modernized several times. The tower is decorated with many statues (eg the Lion of Venice or the Virgin and the Child). Interestingly, the numeric display of time is in both Roman (hours) and Arabic (minutes) digits. If you want to visit the clock tower, you must book your tour in advance. If you plan to climb the tower, you should also prepare yourself for narrow steps (there is no lift).
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Grand Canal

The largest canal in Venice, which secures more than half of all water transport in Venice. It runs from the San Mark Basin and ends in the lagoon. It is almost four kilometers long (its width is different). You can either travel up and down the canal using public transport, private water taxis or the stylish gondolas. From the water you can see all the imposing buildings (of which almost 200 were built on the edges of the Grand Canal). The beautiful mix of architectural styles - gothic, renaissance, baroque or even modern - is truly an impressive experience. If you travel to Venice in the summer, prepare for the many tourists on the canal.
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Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute

Fondamenta Salute, 30123 Venice, Italy
One of Venice's most iconic venues (often called La Salute) was built shortly after the plague of Venice. The construction of the church was intended to save the city from the Black Death, and many of the artworks that adorn the interior refer in some way to the disease. The name of the church also refers to salute in Italian means health. The imposing Roman Catholic Baroque church has inside several altars, of which the main tower shows the statue "The Queen of Heaven, which drives out the plague". Even the smaller altars are all dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Before visiting the official website, find out which events will be organized during your visit. Being an active church, it could be closed to the public during Christian events.
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Basilica of Saints John and Paul

Castello 6363, 30122 Venice, Italy
The Gothic parish church, also called San Zanipolo, was built in the 15th century. It is best known as the burial place of the Venetian Doge (25 of whom are buried there), but also officers and artists. The tombs are very imposing works of art (usually decorated with statues) and are notable. Apart from the tombs, other works of art decorate the interior of the church. One that you should not miss is Madonna della Pace (a Byzantine painting). Other fine works of art within the church include the Polyptych (by Giovanni Bellini) or the Annunciation (by Paolo Veronese). You can enter the church for a small fee, but you should visit the official website before going there to make sure that no religious event is planned for the time of your visit (in which case the church could be closed to the public) ,
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Church of St Maria dei Miracoli

Campo Dei Miracoli, 6074, Venice, Italy
The marble Renaissance church, completed in 1489, is off the beaten track, which is one of Venice's main attractions. It was designed by Pietro Lombardo and the construction took seven years. The interior is decorated with paintings and statues and is dominated by the large staircase leading to the main altar. There are not that many tourists and you can enjoy the picturesque little church in a quiet atmosphere. Being an active church, it could be closed to the public when religious events take place there. Also the respectful and quiet behavior is expected by the visitors.
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Venice Santa Lucia Station

This unique station is very impressive as it borders directly on the Grand Canal of Venice. From here, take a water taxi to the center - it is definitely a unique experience to experience the combination of rail and water transport.
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Venice Marco Polo (VCE)

Via Galileo Galilei, 30/1, 30173 Tessera, ¨ Venice, Italy
The fifth largest airport in Italy and one of the two airports in Venice. It is named after the Venetian traveler Marco Polo. The airport has a single terminal and is accessible by bus. Buses to Venezia Mestre and Venezia Santa Lucia train stations leave from the second lane in front of the airport arrivals hall. The drive to Mestre takes about 20-25 minutes and to Santa Lucia about 35 minutes. The airport also offers buses that go directly to Treviso, Pordenone, the sea and the alpine resorts. If you go to Venice, you can also use the water taxi that stops at all the major Venetian islands. To reach it from the exit of the arrivals hall, turn left onto the covered walkway and follow the walkway for 7 minutes until you reach the dock. Buy the tickets at the airport or on board. You can book a taxi on +39 041 5964. Wi-Fi is available but only allows free access to the airport website.
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Piazzale Roma

When you arrive in Venice by car, this is usually the first square that you can see. It also serves as the main bus station and generally an important transport hub. It might get hectic during the rush hours when there are lots of commuters walking to and from.
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Port of Venice

The Port of Venice is a port serving Venice, northeastern Italy. The port of Venice is the eighth-busiest commercial port in Italy and is one of the most important in the Mediterranean concerning the cruise sector, as a major hub for cruise ships. It is one of the major Italian ports and is included in the list of the leading European ports which are located on the strategic nodes of trans-European networks. In 2006, 30,936,931 tonnes passed through the port, of which 14,541,961 was the commercial sector, and saw 1,453,513 passengers. In 2002, the port handled 262,337 containers.
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Venezia Mestre railway station

Venezia Mestre railway station is a junction station in the comune of Venice, Italy. It is located within the mainland frazione of Mestre, and is classified by its owner, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, as a gold category station.The station is situated at the 257.907 kilometres mark of the Milan–Venice line, and at the 27.778 kilometres mark of the Adria–Mestre line. It is also the point of origin of other lines that converge towards Venice as the capital of the region Veneto. Additionally, the station forms the border between the boroughs of Mestre and Marghera, that are connected by the two underpasses of the station, one just for pedestrians and the other for both pedestrians and cyclists.
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Ponte della Libertà

Ponte della Libertà is a road bridge connecting the historical center of the city of Venice, that is a group of islands, to the mainland. Designed in 1932 by engineer Eugenio Miozzi, and opened by Benito Mussolini in 1933 as Ponte Littorio, the bridge is the only access for road vehicles to the historical center of the capital city of the Italian region of Veneto. At the end of World War II it was renamed Ponte della Libertà to honour the end of the Fascist dictatorship and of the Nazi occupation. The bridge is the final end of the old public road 11, it is 3.85 km long and has two lanes each way, with no emergency lane. It is built alongside the Venice Railroad Bridge, which was constructed in 1846, with two tracks each way, and is still in use.
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Hotel Aqua Palace

5492 Calle de la Malvasia, 30122, Venezia

Hotel Bonvecchiati

4488 Calle Goldoni, 30124, Venezia


Hotel Leonardo


Hotel Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

810 Giudecca, 30133, Venice, IT

Hotel Bernardi Semenzato

4363 Calle de l'Oca, 30121

Hotel Abbazia

68, 30121

A&O Hotel and Hostel Venezia Mestre

19 Via Ca Marcello, 30172, Venezia