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 the XI century, 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, located in Murano, celebrates the thousand-year glass-making tradition of the island.
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
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