"Venice is a city of thousand faces. Every corner has its own unique atmosphere telling you a tale of historical grandeur, poetry, art and craft traditions. Experience the memorable St Mark’s Basilica, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture, and admire its façade mosaics and golden dome. Visit the Doge's Palace, once residence of the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice and relax at one of the cafés dotting the most famous square of the city. See the lagoon through the grillwork of the Bridge of Sighs and walk across to the old prison cells where Casanova once languished.

Enjoy the unlimited art richness of its museums and admire the different styles of its churches. Discover the 'real Venice', walking through an intricate labyrinth of hidden passageways, clusters of tightly packed buildings, ornate squares and bridges. Take a boat on the Grand Canal and admire the ancient noble palaces, churches, bridges, gardens and warehouses overlooking it.

Tour in the extraordinary and unique Ghetto of Venice, the first ghetto of Europe, with its museum and two synagogues still open to service, and explore its fine collection of silver and embroidered objects.  Explore San Giorgio Island with its Tintoretto masterpieces. Enjoy a trip to Murano to see how glass treasures are made and to Burano for a lace souvenir.  Don’t miss to stop at Torcello and let charm yourself with its mosaics dating back to the 12th century. Lastly board a gondola and be serenaded as you glide through Venice’ narrow canals.
Venice is the place to plan a vacation that you will always remember!"               

Tourist attractions, venues and activities

St. Mark’s Square, the heart of Venice, a popular meeting place where people can stroll, go shopping and listen to the musicians outside the Italy's oldest historic cafés as the elegant Caffè Florian or the Gran Caffè Quadri.
Bell Tower of St Mark's Basilica, the tower replaced the original 9th century Bell Tower which collapsed in 1902. The top provides/offer a spectacular views of the city.
St. Mark’s Basilica, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture built in 830, it was originally a chapel for the Doges and contains magnificent mosaics and rare marbles.
Doge’s Palace, it was the former residence of the dukes (Doges) and the seat of government. It is an important museum containing paintings by Tintoretto and Veronese and it is also renowned for the Bridge of Sights, a baroque stone bridge built in the 17th century, connecting the Doge’s Palace with the ancient prison.
Rialto Bridge, Venice’s most famous bridge built in 1588 by Antonio da Ponte. The shops which are located on the bridge are a great tourist attraction.
Galleria dell’Accademia (Gallery of Fine Arts), Venice’s most important art museum, it contains the largest collection of Venetian art with marvellous paintings of great artists such as Canaletto, Guardi, Bellini, Tintoretto.
Guggenheim Collection, in 1949 the building was bought as a home by the American millionaires Peggy Guggenheim to house her collection of modern art. A choice gallery of 20th-century painting and sculpture presenting almost every modern art movement.
Scuola Grande di san Rocco (Great School of San Rocco), founded in honour of St. Roch the school was once one of the great charitable institution for the sick and today hoses more the 60 Tintoretto paintings.
The Glass Museum,the museum on the history of glass, is located in Murano, an Island of the Venetian glass-making since 13th century.
Museo del Merletto (Lace Museum), the museum is located in Burano island, seat of the famous Burano Lace School from 1872 to 1970. Rare and precious pieces offer a complete overview of the history and artistry of the Venetian and lagoon’s laces, from its origins to the present day.

  • Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica and Square
  • Murano and Burano Islands
  • Walking Tour of Venice
  • Gondola ride
Tourist Info
Local Population: 56.545 (historical city center)
Time (GMT+/-): +1
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Banking hours (morning): From 8:30 to 1:30
Banking hours (afternoon): From to
Credit cards: Mostly all
Accepts Travellers Cheques: No
Shopping hours (morning): From 9:00 to 1:00
Shopping hours (afternoon): From 4:00 to 7:30
Public holidays: 1st January (New Year's Day); 6th January (Epiphany); Easter Monday; 25th April (Liberation and St. Mark's Feast Day); 1st May (Labour Day); 15th August (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary); 1st November (All Saints' Day); 8th December (Immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary); 25th December (Christmas Day); 26th December (St. Stephen's Day).
Shops are open on Saturdays: Yes
Shops are open on Sundays: Yes
Tourist Office Venice Tourist Board Office
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Fax No.: +(39) 0415230399
Email: info@turismovenezia.it
Website: www.turismovenezia.it
Tourist Office Veneto Region - Aldermanship of Tourism
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Email: turismo@regione.veneto.it
Website: www.veneto.to
Tourist Office Venice's Official Site for Tourism
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Website: www.veniceconnected.com
Tourist Office Venezia Si - The official booking center of the Venetian Hotelkeerpers Association (AVA)
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Fax No.: +(39)041 522 12 42
Email: info@veneziasi.com
Website: www.veneziasi.it

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