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1. St. Mark's Square

St. Mark's Square
4.5 /5

2 km
from city center
1 out of 32
things to do in Venice

Famous as the drawing room of Europe, Saint Mark's square is located just a few steps away from Saint Mark's ferry dock. It is surrounded by Venice's top few attractions like Saint Mark's Basilica, Doges Palace and the bell and clock tower.

2. Grand Canal

Grand Canal

0 km
from city center
2 out of 32
things to do in Venice

The Grand Canal of Venice is a significant waterway cutting a 3.8 km S shape through Venice. Ferrying through the channel against the backdrop of azure skies with pretty buildings on either side makes for some genuinely picturesque moments.

3. St. Mark's Basilica

St. Mark's Basilica

2 km
from city center
3 out of 32
things to do in Venice

St. Mark's Basilica is a cathedral church located in Piazza San Marco in Venice. It is also known as 'the Golden Church' due to the dazzling golden mosaics on the inside of its dome-shaped ceiling. It is an architectural and artistic wonder and has a notable place in Venice's cultural heritage.

4. St. Mark’s Clock Tower

St. Mark’s Clock Tower

2 km
from city center
4 out of 32
things to do in Venice

The St. Mark’s Clock Tower is a historical monument in the Piazza San Marco in Venice. It is a product of the Renaissance period. You can also get to access the balcony with a superb view of the city. The Clock Tower is a steep climb, hence not recommended for people with difficulty climbing.

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5. Doge's Palace

Doge's Palace

2 km
from city center
5 out of 32
things to do in Venice

The Doge's Palace, or the Palazzo Ducale, is an ancient palace in Piazza San Marco in Venice. The palace looks incredible due to its Gothic facade. The famous Bridge of Sighs connects the interrogation rooms of the Doge’s Palace with the New Prison.

6. Bridge of sighs

Bridge of sighs
3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
6 out of 32
things to do in Venice

Near St. Mark's Square and a romantic spot, the Bridge of Sighs is a beautiful old bridge connecting the new prison to the interrogation rooms in Doge Palace. This bridge offered prisoners their last view of freedom before their last judgement.

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7. Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge

2 km
from city center
7 out of 32
things to do in Venice

Rialto Bridge is a bridge connecting the districts of San Marco and San Polo. Described as the true heart of Venice, this stone bridge spans the width of the Grand Canal. This is an excellent location for a photo shoot with colourful boats and gondolas traversing beneath it.

8. Rialto Market

Rialto Market

2 km
from city center
8 out of 32
things to do in Venice

The Rialto Market is a fish, fruit and vegetable market in the San Polo district. The market offers a smorgasbord of fresh and colourful produce. There’s also a fish market inside, the Pesceria, which displays a variety of seafood alongside stalls selling spices, meat, clothing, and footwear.

9. Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

2 km
from city center
9 out of 32
things to do in Venice

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, one of four Guggenheim museums, is located on the Grand Canal in Dorsoduro, Venice. A collection of modern art by the greats like Jackson Pollock and Piccasso and acquired by Peggy Guggenheim is on display here.

10. San Giorgio Maggiore

San Giorgio Maggiore
3.8 /5

3 km
from city center
10 out of 32
things to do in Venice

The island opposite St. Mark's Square, San Giorgio Maggiorealso has a bell tower and a Palladian church. The Bell tower offers breathtaking vistas of Venice. The Palladian church is one of the most important landmarks one can see from Grand canal.

11. Santa Maria Della Salute

Santa Maria Della Salute

2 km
from city center
11 out of 32
things to do in Venice

The Santa Maria Della Salute, commonly just called Salute, is a minor basilica at Punta Della Dogana in Venice. It’s octagonal in shape, has two magnificent domes and is a beautiful piece of architecture. It includes various paintings by Titian and Tintoretto, decorated Venetian painters.

12. Murano

Murano
3.7 /5

3 km
from city center
12 out of 32
things to do in Venice

About 1.5 km away from Venice, is a group of seven islands, Murano, which are linked by beautiful bridges and canals. It is famous for glassblowing, which is one of the arts of Venice. The islands modern day cafes lined along the seaside make a perfect backdrop for pictures.

13. Burano

Burano

9 km
from city center
13 out of 32
things to do in Venice

Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, at a distance of 7 km from Venice. It is well-known for its vividly coloured houses and world-class lacework. The beautiful hues of the houses mirrored by the crystal waters make this a remarkably photogenic place.

14. Torcello Island

Torcello Island

10 km
from city center
14 out of 32
things to do in Venice

Torcello island is located in Venice’s Lagoon and near Burano Island. Although rural and largely deserted, it is not without its charms. The island is known for its greenery, mosaics and attractions like Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta and Chiesa di Santa Fosca.

15. Ponte Dell'Accademia

Ponte Dell'Accademia

1 km
from city center
15 out of 32
things to do in Venice

The Ponte Dell’Accademia, or the Academia Bridge, is one of four bridges spanning the Grand Canal and connecting San Marco and Dorsoduro. The bridge is simplistic and has an elegant arch. This bridge offers some splendid sunrise and sunset views from the top.

16. Academia Gallery

Academia Gallery
4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
16 out of 32
things to do in Venice

The Grand Museum of Venetian masters, Academia Gallery is located in Dorsoduro, on the south bank of the Grand Canal, alongside Academia Bridge. It is a collection of Venetian art from the 14th to 18th century including works of Bellini, Tintorretto and Titan.

17. Teatro La Fenice

Teatro La Fenice

2 km
from city center
17 out of 32
things to do in Venice

The Teatro La Fenice is an opera house in Campo San Fantin, Venice. The interior gives a timeless feel with paintings of angels on the ceiling and the candle-like glow of the lights and chandeliers. Music lovers can attend live operas and other melodic performances with world-class acoustics.

18. Venetian Ghetto

Venetian Ghetto

1 km
from city center
18 out of 32
things to do in Venice

The Venetian Ghetto is an ancient Jewish Ghetto situated in the Canareggio district of Venice. It has a significant place in Venetian and Jewish history. The Jewish Museum, two inns, five synagogues, some shops, a yeshiva and a kosher restaurant occupy the Venetian Ghetto. It also has a cemetery.

19. Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Scuola Grande di San Rocco

1 km
from city center
19 out of 32
things to do in Venice

The Scuola Grande di San Rocco is an art museum located in San Polo, Venice. A collection of the most decorated artworks from Tintoretto, a Renaissance painter, are preserved here. The ceilings and walls are covered in depictions of scenes from the bible, all masterpieces of Tintoretto.

20. Ca'Rezzonico

Ca'Rezzonico
4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
20 out of 32
things to do in Venice

Ca'Rezzonico is an aristocratic mansion turned into a museum. It is located in the Dorsoduro district of Venice and is constructed in Venetian baroque style. It is a publics museum featuring paintings from famous Venetian painter like Francesco Guardi and Giambattista Tiepolo.

21. Museo Ebraico di Venezia

Museo Ebraico di Venezia
3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
21 out of 32
things to do in Venice

Located in Compo of ghetto Novo, amidst two Venetian synagogues, is the Jewish museum of Venice. The museum depicts the life of Jews living in Venice between the 16th and 19th centuries. It showcases a wide variety of manuscripts and ancient books used during that time.

22. Chorus Pass Churches

Chorus Pass Churches
3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
22 out of 32
things to do in Venice

Sixteen Beautiful churches known for their frescoes form a group known as Chorus association that helps manage these churches and their restoration. The association offers a pass that is valid for a year to visit these incredibly beautiful churches.

23. Ca' d'Oro

Ca' d'Oro

1 km
from city center
23 out of 32
things to do in Venice

The Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro is an art museum situated in Ca' d'Oro on the Grand Canal in Venice. It translates to 'Golden House' owing to the once intricately gilded golden exteriors. The thin gold layer has faded, but the marble underneath still shines brilliantly.

24. Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

1 km
from city center
24 out of 32
things to do in Venice

The Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari, commonly just called Frari, is a basilica in the San Polo district. The basilica showcases the work of an Italian painter Titian - Assumption of the Virgin and Madonna di Ca’Pesaro. The first one is located on the high altar and the latter on top of a stepped platform.

25. Church of Madonna dell’Orto

Church of Madonna dell’Orto

1 km
from city center
25 out of 32
things to do in Venice

The Church of Madonna dell’Orto is located in the sestiere of Cannaregio. This is the burial site of Venetian Renaissance painter Tintoretto, and showacases three of his most exceptional works - Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple, Judgement Day and Adoration of the Golden Calf.

26. Venetian Arsenal

Venetian Arsenal

3 km
from city center
26 out of 32
things to do in Venice

The Venetian Arsenal, or Arsenale di Venezia, is a complex of armouries and an old shipyard in Venice. There are many time-worn storehouses, docks and other artefacts here. These can only be seen during Venice Biennale, a cultural exhibition, as the arsenal is closed except during this period.

27. Santi Giovanni E Paolo

Santi Giovanni E Paolo

2 km
from city center
27 out of 32
things to do in Venice

The Santi Giovanni E Paolo is a minor basilica in the Castello sestiere of Venice. There are 27 doges buried in this church, the largest church in the city. Right outside the church is the majestic Equestrian statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni by Verrocchio.

28. Museo Correr

Museo Correr

2 km
from city center
28 out of 32
things to do in Venice

The Museo Correr is a museum in St. Mark Square in San Marco, Venice. From rooms housing sculptures to the Picture Gallery, you will find splendid artwork by the likes of Antonio Canova, Carpaccio and Lorenzo Veneziano.

29. Lido Di Venezia

Lido Di Venezia

6 km
from city center
29 out of 32
things to do in Venice

A small island to the east of Venice, the Lido Di Venezia is very close to the city. Very popular among tourists, this island is the perfect summer getaway with its resplendent beaches and seaside resorts. If you plan a summer stay in Lido, there are many activities and casinos here too.

30. Campanile di San Marco

Campanile di San Marco

2 km
from city center
30 out of 32
things to do in Venice

The Campanile di San Marco is the bell tower of St. Mark’s Basilica in Piazza San Marco, Venice. With its height of 99 metres, it is the tallest building in Venice. At such an elevation, you will get some of the most spectacular views of the city and the lagoon. A massive bronze bell is present at the top.

31. Ca' Pesaro

Ca' Pesaro

1 km
from city center
31 out of 32
things to do in Venice

The Ca' Pesaro — International Gallery of Modern Art — is a baroque marble palace turned museum in Santa Croce, Venice. Some well-known masterpieces showcased here include Klimt's Judith Ⅱ, Chagall's Rabbi of Vitebsk, and works by Kandinsky, Klee, Moore and others.

32. Museum of Naval History

Museum of Naval History

3 km
from city center
32 out of 32
things to do in Venice

The Museum of Naval History is situated near the Venetian Arsenal in the Castello district. It has many maritime artefacts from the time when Venice had an esteemed naval force. Most notable here is the Bucintro, which has a majestic appearance, is covered in gold, and was the Doge's ceremonial vessel.

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What are the top hotels in Venice?

There are 3931 Hotels in Venice which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Venice are Estuario, Ca Guardiani, I like Venice, Sunrise, Appartamento di Charme, SILVIA'S HOME. You can see all the hotels in Venice here

What are the top activities in Venice?

The top activities in Venice are Venice Gondola Ride, Murano, Burano, and Torcello Day Trip, Venice Grand Canal Gondola Experience with Skip the Line Service, Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands Trip in Venice, Venice ACTV Vaporetto and Bus Transports Tourist Ticket, Venice Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Boat Tour.

What are the top sightseeing places in Venice?

The top sightseeing places in Venice are St. MarkÍs Square, Academia Gallery , Ca'Rezzonico , San Giorgio Maggiore, Museo Ebraico di Venezia, Murano.

How much does a package cost for Venice?

The packages for Venice start at INR 67893 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

How can I commute within Venice?

While in Venice the cheapest way to travel would be by Vaporetto or water bus or by foot in which case of course one can choose to move at one's own pace. One might also avail oneself of water taxis which are much more expensive but very convenient. Then of course, there is the famous gondola and traghetto which is a beautiful romantic way to travel around the city.¾
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