What to see in Venice

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Bridge of the Scalzi

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Monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore

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Marciana National Library

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Church of Saint Francis of the Vigna

Planned by J. Sansovino and built in the 1st half of the 16th century, this church has an elegant facade realised on a design by Andrea Palladio and a series of three cloisters. In the interior, precious paintings including works by D....

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Palace Fortuny Museum

Spanish artist Mariano Fortuny's residence-museum. Fabrics, objects, and antiques furniture

The collections within the museum comprise an extensive number of pieces and materials which reflect the various fields investigated in the...

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Church of San Sebastiano

A 16th century church, notable for the extraordinary cycle of paintings by Paolo Veronese that decorates the entire ceiling, the walls and the choir, as well as the organ casing doors. These paintings by the great artist from Verona - whose tomb...

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Church of St. James of Rialto

This is a very early church, perhaps the oldest in Venice, whose foundation is probably related to the market that started at the Rialto in 1097. 
What shows this relation is the 12th century inscription on the exterior of the apse, that bade...

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Pinacoteca - Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni

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Bridge of the Academy

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Querini Stampalia Foundation Museum

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Great Carmine School - Museum

Painting cycle dedicated to the Madonna del Carmine. Canvases by Giambattista Tiepolo and Padovanino.
The Hall of the Confraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was built in the 17th Century on a plan by Baldassarre Longhena. 
The building...

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Squero di San Trovaso

A characteristic old boatyard (squero) dating from the 17th century and located on the rio - or little canal - of San Trovaso. In a particularly picturesque position, it is one of the last traditional squeri still working in Venice. 
Once it...

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Campo Santa Margherita

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Palazzo Labia

A sumptuous palace commissioned by the wealthy Labia family in the 18th century with a splendid cycle of frescoes by G.B. Tiepolo. The main salon where Tiepolo painted scenes of the life of Cleopatra is particularly interesting: in one of these,...

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Church of Santa Maria dei Carmini (or Carmel)

This 14th century church produces an awe-inspiring effect in the interior, despite later renovations. Here are masterpieces by artists such as Cima da Conegliano and Lorenzo Lotto, besides 18th century statues and a bronze bas-relief by the...

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St. Michael's Church and Cemetery

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Church of San Stae

Here is a baroque church with a facade bearing precious and richly decorative marble work. The paintings to be seen in the interior are significant examples of early 18th century Venetian painting. Among them are works by S. Ricci, G.B. Tiepolo,...

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House of Carlo Goldoni

Birthplace of the celebrated playwright, the little Museum of Goldoni miscellany is located here as well as an interesting marionette theatre originally in Ca’ Grimani ai Servi and once held as part of the Ca’ Rezzonico collection. 

The...

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Calatrava Bridge (or the Constitution)

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Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore

A very beautiful work by A. Palladio who did not see it completed; it has much in common with the Church of the Redentore. The interior in the form of a Latin cross with a nave and two aisles contains works by masters such as J. Tintoretto, J....

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Church of Santa Maria Formosa

Rebuilt on a project by M. Codussi in the 2nd half of the 15th Century, the church has a baroque bell tower and two main facades. In the interior are paintings by the school of G. Bellini, a triptych by B. Vivarini and a splendid polyptych by J....

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Palazzo Contarini Del Bovolo

Overlooking Rio di San Luca, the palace owes its name to the spiral staircase (bovolo means snail shell) in the courtyard, a Lombardesque a late 15th century construction.
In the interior of the palace are important paintings, among them two...

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Campo San Bartolomeo (or San Bortolo)

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Palazzo Pisani Moretta

A Gothic building, of splendid aspect, with spacious windows and elaborate decorative tracery (middle of the 15th century). At the beginning of the 16th century it under went restorations of the facade and in the inside.
In 1742 important...

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Ca 'Giustinian - The Biennial

One of Venice's prime examples from the last transition period of the Gothic era, (c.1474) this was once the home of the Patriarch of Castello (1432), the Blessed Lorenzo Giustiniani. In the 16th Century additions and restorations to the façade...

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Ca 'Foscari

Just a few minutes from Santa Lucia Station and Piazzale Roma, it is possible to visit one of the most enchanting Venetian palazzi, Ca’ Foscari, which has delighted illustrious figures, celebrated artists and visitors from all over the world for...

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Campo Santa Maria Formosa

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Church of San Simeone Prophet

Founded in the 10th century it has undergone heavy alterations. 
The nave and two aisles plan dates back to the original construction.
In the interior are The Presentation in the Temple by J. Palma il Giovane (the Younger) and a Last Supper...

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Church of St. Stephen (or Morosini)

Completely reconstructed in the 14th century, the church was decorated the following century with interesting applications of flamboyant Gothic.

The portal is very beautiful, a superb example of Venetian flamboyant Gothic from Bartolomeo...

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Napoleonic Gardens (or Gardens of the Biennale)

The Gardens of the Biennial Exposition are the largest area of parkland in the city and date from the Napoleonic period. 
Pleasant paths winding through them, they are open to the public and site of the Biennale, the important International...

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Palazzo Giustinian

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Church of Santa Maria di Nazareth (or of the Scalzi)

Built in the 17th century on the initiative of the Barefooted Carmelites on a project by Baldassarre Longhena. A masterly example of baroque art where a work by G. B. Tiepolo is still visible on the vault of the left aisle that had originally...

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Pellestrina Island

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Stable Theater of Veneto Carlo Goldoni

A theatre of 17th century origin, this is one of the oldest in Venice.
Built at the behest of the noble Vendramin family, at the close of the 19th century the theatre staged the great works of the Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni, from whom...

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Barbara Palace in San Vidal

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Church of San Geremia

This is a very early church (11th Century), with a modern facade. The Romanesque brick bell tower is interesting, and one of the oldest in Venice.

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Campo San Stae

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Church of San Nicolò dei Mendicoli

St Nicholas of the Mendicants is one of the oldest churches of Venice (7th Century) while the bell tower is 13th century. The ancient parts consist of the central apse and the capitals of the columns, as well as the basilica-like plan; the...

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Palazzo Querini Stampalia

Situated in a fine Reinassance Palace, the Picture gallery belonging to the Conte Querini Stampalia contains numerous rooms painted by Venetian artists from the 14th, 15th, 16th centuries. The restoration of the ground floor and of the palace...

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Palazzo Grimani of Santa Maria Formosa

An important 16th century palace, this is one of the main achievements of the Venice of the time. At the beginning of the 16th century, Antonio Grimani gave his sons the family house at Santa Maria Formosa: later, on the advice of celebrated...