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Museums and Landmarks

Basilica di San Marco
Dominating San Marco Square, the imposing Basilica di San Marco is one of the most significant landmarks in Venice. The museum inside the Basilica is home to a magnificent collection of artifacts and 15th century Persian rugs.
Location: 328 Piazza San Marco, Venice 30124
Campanile di San Marco
Built in 1152, this impressive bell tower collapsed in 1902 only to be perfectly reconstructed according to its original form and style. At the top of the bell tower, visitors can enjoy some of the most beautiful panoramic views of Venice.
Location: 328 Piazza San Marco, Venice 30124
Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace)
The Palazzo Ducale is possibly the most interesting building in Venice and one of the most important art galleries in the world. It is celebrated for its architectural beauty, and extraordinary collection of Venetian masterpieces.
Location: 1 Piazza San Marco, Venice 30124
Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
The Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana represents a turning point in Venetian architecture and can be seen as the final break from Gothic Venice. It houses an astonishing collection of manuscripts, calligraphy, and book illuminations.
Location: 7 Piazza San Marco, Venice 30124
Gallerie dell’Accademia
Housed in the Santa Maria della Carita complex, the Gallerie dell’Accademia is a museum gallery that recounts the evolution of Venetian art from the 14th to the 18th century showcasing works by famous Italian masters.
Location: 1050 Campo della Carita, Venice 30123
Peggy Guggenheim Museum
The Peggy Guggenheim Museum is an important stop for modern art lovers. It houses a staggering number of exceptional works of art by renowned artists such as Umberto Boccioni, Giorgio De Chirico, and Piet Mondrian.
Location: 701 Dorsoduro, Venice 30123
The Rialto Bridge
The Rialto Bridge, or Ponte Di Rialto, is one of the four bridges that cross the Grand Canal and a much-loved symbol of Venice. The area that was once the economic heart of Venice is surrounded by numerous shops and restaurants.
Location: Sestiere San Polo, Venice 30125
Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
An enormous Gothic church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. It is home to several works of art such as the spectacular pyramid-shaped tomb of Antonio Canova and Bellini’s enchanting depiction of Madonna with Child.
Location: 3072 San Polo, Venice 30125
The Bridge of Sighs
The Bridge of Sighs was built in 1600 to connect the Doge’s palace to the prisons. According to legend, the bridge got its name after the sighs of the prisoners as they were transported over the bridge and saw the free world for the last time.
Location: 1 Piazza San Marco, Venice 30100
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
A grand building that was once the seat of a confraternity named after San Rocco. Tintoretto was commissioned to decorate the building’s interior and these creations are widely regarded as some of his best work.
Location: 3052 San Polo, Venice 30125
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
This spectacular church was erected in honor of the Madonna whose divine intervention saved the city from a devastating plague in 1630. It is decorated with fabulous artworks including Tintoretto’s ‘Wedding Feast of Cana’.
Location: 1 Dorsoduro, Venice 30123
Museo Correr
This museum offers insight into the art, history, and culture of Venice through the ages. The museum’s exhibits include historical documents, a large art collection, and remarkable sculptures by famous sculptor Antonio Canova.
Location: 52 Piazza San Marco, Venice 30124