Venice Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Venice - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Basilica di San Marco

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The Basilica di San Marco is not only the religious center of a great city, but also an expression of the political, intellectual, and...

Biblioteca Marciana

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There's a wondrous collection of centuries-old books and illuminated manuscripts at this library, located across the piazzetta from Palazzo...


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Construction of Venice's famous brick bell tower (325 feet tall, plus the angel) began in the 9th century, and took on its present form...

Campo Santo Stefano

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In Venice's most prestigious residential neighborhood, you'll find one of the city's busiest crossroads just over the Accademia Bridge;...

Museo Archeologico

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Venice is the only major Italian city without an ancient past, yet it hosts a collection of ancient art second in Italy only to those...

Museo Correr

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This museum of Venetian art and history contains an important sculpture collection by Antonio Canova and important paintings by Giovanni...

Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo

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Easy to miss despite its vicinity to Piazza San Marco, this Renaissance-Gothic palace is accessible only through a narrow backstreet...

Palazzo Ducale

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Rising majestically above the Piazzetta San Marco, this Gothic fantasia of pink-and-white marble is a majestic expression of Venetian...

Palazzo Grassi

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Built between 1748 and 1772 by Giorgio Massari for a Bolognese family, this palace is one of the last of the great noble residences on...

Piazza San Marco

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One of the world's most beautiful squares, Piazza San Marco (Saint Mark's Square) is spiritual and artistic heart of Venice, a vast open...