The 11 Venice Monuments you must see for real

Basilica di San Marco is instantly recognized by its bell tower. Dedicated to the patron saint of Venice, this Cathedral is a unique structure that has influenced the city in religion, art, architecturally and musically since the times of the Renaissance.

With gold floor mosaics and opulent interior it has also been named the Church of Gold. It should be the first port of call for any visitor to Venice.

Read on to find out more and learn the story of Saint Mark's relic.More Details>
The residence of generations of Doges of Venice, this huge palace combines rich history and inner (sometimes dark) workings of the state with amazing architecture, art and sculpture.

The palace is conveniently located near major attractions and is a revealing peek into the life of the nobility of those days.

Who was a Doge? What is the Secret Itineraries tour? Read the details.More Details>
It is one of Venice's iconic landmarks which connects the Doge's Palace to the old prison; and contains much history which will tempt you to delve deeper.

Made of striking white limestone with stone-barred windows, it can be viewed from the connection of the Doge's Palace to the prison, or from a gondola sailing down the Grand Canal.

It is believed that a couple sailing under the bridge will find everlasting love.More Details>
The Teatro La Fenice has an interesting history as this is not the only opera house and theatre which has stood on this site.

Today it has been reconstructed in 19th century style by Aldo Rossi who used stills from photographs to recreate how it used to look. It is brightly coloured with a unique design and good acoustics.More Details>
The Scuola Grande di San Rocco was built during the Venice plague to honour the patron saint of the plague stricken, St. Rocco.

The Scuola is home to spectacular Tintoretto paintings including The Annunciation, Adoration of the Magi, St. Mary Magdalen and Miracle of the Bronze Serpent.

How did Tintoretto manage to win the commission? Is there more here beyond Tintoretto? Read more.More Details>
This simple brick building is one of the 3 Gothic style churches in Venice. Inside though, it has significant art and the only rood screen still existing in any Venice church.

It is the resting place of Titian, who dominated the Venetian school of painting. There are also a few Doges interred here. Anyone interested in art or gothic architecture should not miss this basilica.

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Visit if you would like to get out of the main tourist areas and achieve some of the best views of Venice. It is also worth mentioning that Orson Welles chose the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo as one of the main locations for his adaptation of Shakespeare's play Othello in 1952. More Details>
Don't miss this church if you would like to see the Madonna della Pace, a marvellous Byzantine statue or if you would like to see the Doge's throne and discover where all of the Doge's were buried. The basilica is impressive with ceiling artwork, frescoes and sculptures and columns throughout. It is an interesting place to visit with a guide so that you can discover much more about the Doge's resting place.More Details>
An unusual church away from the hustle and bustle of St. Mark's and the Rialto Bridge, this is worth viewing for the exterior alone. If you have a keen interest in early Renaissance architecture, visit Santa Maria dei Miracoli and you won't be disappointed. More Details>
You should visit this church as it is so close to St. Mark's Square, it was attached to a Benedictine monastery originally.The interior apse is lit by Gothic windows which feature in Northern European religious structures, all of the walls showcase paintings from 17th and 18th century artists, most notably Giovanni Bellini which is worth viewing.More Details>
Visit the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana is you have a love of history, architecture, unique artwork and literature. The globes are wonderful to see, also the unique collection of manuscripts shouldn't be overlooked. You can combine your visit with the Venice Museum ticket which allows visitors access to many of the museums throughout the city.More Details>

Map : Monuments And Landmarks

Address Details

1 : Saint Mark's Basilica
Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco, Piazza San Marco, 328, 30124, Venice

2 : Doge's Palace
San Marco, 1, 30124, Venice

3 : Bridge of Sighs
Piazza San Marco, 1 | San Marco, 31024, Venice

4 : Teatro la Fenice
Campo San Fantin, 1965, 30124, Venice

5 : Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Campo San Rocco, 3052, 30125 San Polo, Venice

6 : Basilica dei Frari
San Polo, 3072, 30125, Venice

7 : Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo
S. Marco, 4301, 30124, Venice

8 : Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo
Castello, 6363, 30122, Venice

9 : Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Miracoli
Cannaregio 3931-3932 , 30121 Venice , Italy, Venice

10 : Chiesa di San Zaccaria
Campo S. Zaccaria, 4693, 30122, Venice

11 : Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
Piazzetta S. Marco, 7, 30124, Venice