Top Ten Things To Do in Venice

The Grand Canal is the lifeline of Venice. Apart from being the main waterway for traffic and commerce, it is also lined by the most iconic Venetian monuments.

You cannot but travel on the Grand Canal. When you do, look out for the sights and pick the best seat on the Vaporetto. Or you could that famous, romantic Gondola ride.

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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.

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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.

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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 Church is a massive, striking structure on an island of Venice. It has important artworks and fascinating history, besides being light, airy and uplifting. The views of St. Marks from here are truly unique.

If timed right you can listen to the haunting sound of Gregorian chanting in this wonderful Benedictine church. The island also hosts a Film and Theatre Festival, check in advance if it's on during your visit.

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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.

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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 Gallerie dell Accademia to discover the artistry of ancient Venice, what inspired the artists and how each artist during the Renaissance interpreted their versions of events.

Various exhibitions are also held throughout the year from printing and modern books to many important artworks which are temporarily loaned from great galleries around the world.More Details>
In 1291 all the glassmakers in Venice were ordered to move to Murano due to the fire threat their craft imposed on the city of Venice. Throughout the following century they began to export their mirrors, glass beads and vases across the world.

Visit Vecchia Murano to discover the vibrant boldly coloured buildings on the island and to see how centuries of glass blowing has evolved into a global business.

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Map : Venice Top 10

Address Details

1 : Grand Canal
Grand Canal, 30100, Venice

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

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

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

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

6 : Church of San Giorgio Maggiore
Isola di S.Giorgio Maggiore, 30133, Venice

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

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

9 : Gallerie dell Accademia
Campo della Carità, 1050, 30123, Venice

10 : Murano
Murano, 30141, Venice