Recently I have complied a list of suggested places to visit in Venice for a friend at work and I thought I would share some of the highlights with you guys here. Enjoy!
Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco, often known in English as St Mark’s Square, is the principal public square of Venice, Italy, where it is generally known just as la Piazza. All other urban spaces in the city are called campi. A remark usually attributed (though without proof) to Napoleon calls the Piazza San Marco “the drawing room of Europe”.
Address: Piazza San Marco, 30100 Venezia, Italy
The Doge’s Palace is a palace built in Venetian Gothic style, and one of the main landmarks of the city of Venice in northern Italy. The Ismailiyya building in Baku, which at present serves as the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, was styled after the Doge’s Palace.
Address: S. Marco, 1, 30124 Venezia, Italy
Phone: +39 041 271 5911
The Grand Canal is a canal in Venice, Italy. It forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. Public transport is provided by water buses and private water taxis. As well, many tourists explore the canal by gondola.
Saint Mark’s Basilica
The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark, commonly known as Saint Mark’s Basilica, is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, northern Italy.
Address: Piazza San Marco, 328, 30100 Venezia, Italy
Phone: +39 041 270 8311
The Rialto Bridge is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. It is the oldest bridge across the canal, and was the dividing line for the districts of San Marco and San Polo. In 1503, there was a proposal to rebuild the bridge, and several projects were presented.
Address: Sestiere San Polo, 30125 Venezia, Italy
Phone: +39 041 250 1801
Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy; like Venice itself, it could more correctly be called an archipelago of four islands linked by bridges.
The colours of this paradise are fantastic, and this small fisherman island is fascinating. The colours reflect on the water, and everything becomes bright and shining. Eating fish is a must, and after lunch or dinner try the Buranei biscuits as dessert. Burano island is just magic. Every house here has a different colour, yellow, rosa, green etc. The place is unique. This island is also famous for laces, which were made with a particular point lace. Do not miss Bepi’s hause Casa 339, Via Gattolo
Address: Calle Daffan, 373, 30142 Venezia, Italy
Bridge of Sighs
The Bridge of Sighs is a bridge located in Venice, northern Italy. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone, has windows with stone bars, and passes over the Rio di Palazzo. The view from the windows of the Bridge of Sighs was the last view of Venice that convicts saw before their imprisonment.
Address: Piazza San Marco, 1, 30100 Venezia, Italy
Phone: +39 041 271 5911
Murano is a series of islands linked by bridges in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. It lies about 1.5 kilometres north of Venice and measures about 1.5 km across with a population of just over 5,000. It is famous for its glass making.
San Marco Campanile
St Mark’s Campanile is the bell tower of St Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy, located in the Piazza San Marco. It is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city. From the top of the campanile, you have a great view over Venice and the lagoon.
Address: Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia, Italy
Phone: +39 041 270 8311
Teatro La Fenice
Teatro La Fenice is an opera house in Venice, Italy. It is one of “the most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre”, and in the history of opera as a whole. On 29th January 1996 the theatre was again destroyed by a devastating fire, and temporarily closed for maintenance work.
Address: Campo San Fantin, 1965, 30124 Venezia, Italy
Phone: +39 041 786511
Santa Maria della Salute
Santa Maria della Salute, commonly known simply as the Salute, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica located at Punta della Dogana in the Dorsoduro sestiere of the city of Venice, Italy. Built on a platform made of 1,000,000 wooden piles, it is constructed of Istrian stone and marmorino (brick covered with marble dust).
Address: Fondamenta Salute, 30123 Venezia, Italy
Phone: +39 041 241 1018
The Gallerie dell’Accademia is a museum gallery of pre-19th-century art in Venice, northern Italy. It is housed in the Scuola della Carità on the south bank of the Grand Canal, within the sestiere of Dorsoduro.
Address: Campo della Carita, 1050, 30123 Venezia, Italy
Phone: +39 041 522 2247
Church of San Giorgio Maggiore
San Giorgio Maggiore is a 16th-century Benedictine church on the island of the same name in Venice, northern Italy, designed by Andrea Palladio, and built between 1566 and 1610.
Address: Isola di S.Giorgio Maggiore, 30133 Venezia, Italy
Phone: +39 041 522 7827
Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
The Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, usually just called the Frari, is a church in Venice, northern Italy. One of the greatest churches in the city, it has the status of a minor basilica.
Address: San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venezia, Italy
Phone: +39 041 272 8611
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a modern art museum on the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro sestiere of Venice, Italy. It is one of the most visited attractions in Venice. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is among the most important museums in Italy for European and American art of the 20th century.
Address: Dorsoduro, 701-704, 30123 Venezia, Italy
Phone: +39 041 240 5411
Lido di Venezia
The Lido, or Venice Lido, is an 11-kilometre long sandbar in Venice, northern Italy; it is home to about 20,000 residents. The Venice Film Festival takes place at the Lido every September.
The Venetian Arsenal is a complex of former shipyards and armories clustered together in the city of Venice in northern Italy. An exclusive forest owned by the Arsenal navy, in the Montello hills area of Veneto, provided the Arsenal’s wood supply.
Address: 30122 Venice, Italy
Ca’ Rezzonico is a palazzo on the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro sestiere of Venice, Italy. Today, it is a public museum dedicated to 18th-century Venice and one of the 11 venues managed by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. The state rooms lead to the ballroom, which is the largest room in Ca’ Rezzonico.
Address: Dorsoduro, 3136, 30123 Venezia, Italy
Phone: +39 041 241 0100