Attractions in Venice

Top 5 places to visit in Venice
Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace)

Palazzo Ducale is located in the heart of St. Marks Square and it’s one of the must see places in Venice since the palace is one of the most grand and beautiful decorated palaces you can visit in Europe.

Palazzo Ducale offers different type of tours (like the Secret Passages Tour), which allows you to explore all the palace’s rooms, the top of the roof, the courtyard, and the dungeons where you get to see the cell where Casanova was reported to have been held.

St. Mark's Bell Tower

If you’re looking for vantage points in Venice, St. Mark's Bell Tower (Campanile di San Marco) is one of the best places to go in Venice to enjoy amazing panoramic views of St. Mark’s Square and the roof tops of Venice. Also, you can climb to the top of the bell tower which rings every quarter hour, and get a chance to watch the bell.

Grand Canal

The Grand Canal is without a doubt one of the most popular tourist attractions in Venice, and taking a boat ride along it it’s one of the coolest ways to see and explore Venice.
The Gondola ride is the most romantic way (though expensive, around € 80) to experience the Grand Canal, while on a vaporetto you can equally enjoy Venice sights but at a fraction of the price (around €6). Whichever mode of transport you choose, a ride along the Grand Canal is one of the best things to do in Venice so be sure to include it in your itinerary!

Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge or Ponte di Rialto is one of the most visited sights in Venice and it’s definitely worth visiting for the opportunity of photographing this marvelous 1600’s bridge.

Rialto Bridge offers lovely views over the Grand Canal, and it’s surrounded by touristy shops and fancy restaurants so, it’s a also a nice place to do a bit of shopping and enjoy a nice meal.

Peggy Guggenheim

Peggy Guggenheim is probably one of the best museums to visit in Venice, particularly if you’re an art buff. Peggy Guggenheim boasts a beautiful collection of paintings, masterpieces, such as Picasso’s and Mattioli’s artworks spanning from the 15th century to the 20th century.
Museums to visit in Venice
The museum also boasts a beautiful outdoor sculpture garden with some of the most intriguing sculptures you’ll ever see!

Saint Mark's Basilica

Saint Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) is one of the few free attractions in Venice you can visit, and also one of the most beautiful landmarks you can photograph in St. Mark’s Square.

The basilica is free to enter though the basilica charges a fee if you want to access the Loggia dei Cavalli which offers great views of St. Mark’s Square. You can also get a chance to go behind the main altar, which is home to an stunning gold altar that is encrusted with hundreds of beautiful gems.

San Giorgio Maggiore

San Giorgio Maggiore is another beautiful church in Venice where you can enjoy breathtaking panoramas of Venice and the Venetian Lagoon.

San Giorgio is also free to enter and one of the most appealing things about this church that sets it apart from others in Venice it's San Giorgio Maggiore optical illusion floor which gives the floor a striking three-dimensional effect.

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