Sights & Attractions in Venice

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Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Antico Cimitero Ebraico
You might complete your circuit of Jewish Venice with a visit...
Cemeteries Cannaregio
 
Arsenale
Visible from the street, the impressive Renaissance gateway...
Military Sites, Historic Districts / Sites, Industrial Sites Castello
 
Basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato
Just past the glass museum, this is among the first churches...
Religious Sites Islands of the Lagoon
 
Ca' d'Oro
One of the postcard sights of Venice, this exquisite Venetian...
Museums / Galleries Cannaregio
 
Ca' Pesaro
Baldassare Longhena's grand Baroque palace is the beautifully...
Museums / Galleries San Polo and Santa Croce
 
Ca' Rezzonico
Designed by Baldassare Longhena in the 17th century, this gigantic...
Museums / Galleries San Marco and Dorsoduro
 
Campanile
Construction of Venice's famous brick bell tower (325 feet tall...
Viewpoints Piazza San Marco
 
Campo San Polo
Only Piazza San Marco is larger than this square, and the echo...
Religious Sites San Polo and Santa Croce
 
Campo Santa Margherita
Lined with cafés and restaurants generally filled with students...
Squares San Marco and Dorsoduro
 
Campo Santo Stefano
In Venice's most prestigious residential neighborhood, you'll...
Religious Sites San Marco and Dorsoduro
 
Chiesa di San Pietro Martire
You'll pass this church just before you reach Murano's Grand...
Religious Sites Islands of the Lagoon
 
Gallerie dell'Accademia
The greatest collection of Venetian paintings in the world hangs...
Museums / Galleries San Marco and Dorsoduro
 
Gesuati
When the Dominicans took over the church of Santa Maria della...
Religious Sites San Marco and Dorsoduro
 
Gesuiti
The interior walls of this early-18th-century church resemble...
Religious Sites Cannaregio
 
Jewish Ghetto
The neighborhood that gave the world the word ghetto is today...
Religious Sites, Neighborhoods / Streets Cannaregio
 
Madonna dell'Orto
Though built toward the middle of the 14th century, this church...
Religious Sites Cannaregio
 
Museo Correr
This museum of Venetian art and history contains an important...
Museums / Galleries Piazza San Marco
 
Museo del Merletto
Here's the place to marvel at the intricacies of Burano's lace...
Museums / Galleries Islands of the Lagoon
 
Museo del Vetro
Although the collection leaves out some important periods, glassmakers...
Museums / Galleries Islands of the Lagoon
 
Museo Storico Navale
The boat collection here includes scale models such as the doges'...
Museums / Galleries Castello
 
Palazzo Ducale
Rising majestically above the Piazzetta San Marco, this Gothic...
Museums / Galleries Piazza San Marco
 
Palazzo Grassi
Built between 1748 and 1772 by Giorgio Massari for a Bolognese...
Museums / Galleries San Marco and Dorsoduro
 
Palazzo Vendramin-Calergi
Hallowed as the place of Richard Wagner's death and today's Venice's...
Castles / Palaces Cannaregio
 
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Housed in the surprisingly small and charming Palazzo Venier...
Museums / Galleries San Marco and Dorsoduro
 
Ponte di Rialto
The competition to design a stone bridge across the Grand Canal...
Bridges / Tunnels San Polo and Santa Croce
 
Punta della Dogana
Funded by the billionaire who owns Christie's Auction House...
Museums / Galleries San Marco and Dorsoduro
 
Querini-Stampalia
A connoisseur's delight, this art collection at this late-16th-century...
Museums / Galleries Castello
 
San Francesco della Vigna
Although this church contains some interesting and beautiful...
Religious Sites Castello
 
San Giacomo dell'Orio
This lovely square was named after a laurel tree (orio), and...
Religious Sites, Squares San Polo and Santa Croce
 
San Giorgio Maggiore
There's been a church on this island since the 8th century, with...
Religious Sites San Giorgio Maggiore and the Giudecca
 
San Giovanni Elemosinario
Storefronts make up the façade, and the altars were built by...
Religious Sites San Polo and Santa Croce
 
San Sebastiano
Paolo Veronese (1528–88), although still in his twenties, was...
Religious Sites San Marco and Dorsoduro
 
San Stae
The church of San Stae—the Venetian name for San Eustacchio (Eustace)—was...
Religious Sites San Polo and Santa Croce
 
San Zaccaria
Practically more a museum than a church, San Zaccaria bears a...
Religious Sites Castello
 
Santa Maria Assunta
The hallowed centerpiece of Torcello, Santa Maria Assunta was...
Religious Sites Islands of the Lagoon
 
Santa Maria dei Miracoli
Tiny yet harmoniously proportioned, this Renaissance gem, built...
Religious Sites Cannaregio
 
Santa Maria della Salute
The most iconic landmark of the Grand Canal, La Salute (as this...
Religious Sites San Marco and Dorsoduro
 
Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Completed in 1442, this immense Gothic church of russet-color...
Religious Sites San Polo and Santa Croce
 
Santi Giovanni e Paolo
A venerated jewel, this gorgeous church looms over one of the...
Religious Sites Castello
 
Santissimo Redentore
After a plague in 1576 claimed some 50,000 people—nearly one-third...
Religious Sites San Giorgio Maggiore and the Giudecca
 
Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni
Founded in 1451 by the Dalmatian community, this small scuola...
Houses / Mansions Castello
 
Scuola Grande dei Carmini
When the order of Santa Maria del Carmelo commissioned Baldassare...
Religious Sites San Marco and Dorsoduro
 
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Saint Rocco's popularity stemmed from his miraculous recovery...
Museums / Galleries San Polo and Santa Croce
 
Torre dell'Orologio
This enameled clock, completed in 1499, was most likely designed...
Historic Districts / Sites Piazza San Marco
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