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Venice

4.3
City of Romance
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes. This is one of the world's most-visited vacation destinations, with endless places to visit and sights to see, so it often feels like the city has more tourists than residents. Despite this, Venice retains its romantic charm, featuring a picturesque setting on a lagoon, exquisite architecture, and priceless works of art. The entire city is a World Heritage site. The absence of cars makes walking around a particularly pleasant experience. The Rialtine Islands, considered the main part of Venice, are small enough that you can walk from one to the other in about an hour--provided you don't get distracted by the city's gondolas, historical buildings, and restaurants. Use our Italy travel route website to arrange your visit to Venice and other destinations in Italy.
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Popular things to do in Venice

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Canal Grande ©
Water Body
Canal Grande
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Doge's Palace ©
Specialty Museum
Doge's Palace
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Basilica di San Marco
Architectural Building
Basilica di San Marco
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Piazza San Marco ©
Historic Walking Area
Piazza San Marco
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Venice

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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Art Museum
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Gallerie dell'Accademia ©
Art Museum
Gallerie dell'Accademia
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Museo Ebraico di Venezia ©
Specialty Museum
Museo Ebraico di Venezia
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
Museo Correr ©
Art Museum
Museo Correr
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Venice

San Giorgio Maggiore ©
Church
San Giorgio Maggiore
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni
Architectural Building
Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
Like a Venetian ©
Boat Tour
Like a Venetian
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Venice

Gardaland Park ©
Theme Park
Gardaland Park Castelnuovo del Garda
3.7
Duration: 8 hours
Centro Storico
Landmark
Centro Storico Padua
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Church
Scrovegni Chapel Padua
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
World heritage site
Museo di Castelvecchio Verona
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Venice

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Centro Storico di Venezia ©
Historic Walking Area
Centro Storico di Venezia
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute ©
Church
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Squero di San Trovaso ©
Historic Site
Squero di San Trovaso
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo) ©
Historic Site
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Venice

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Elios Bijoux ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Elios Bijoux
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bragora
Gift & Specialty Shop
Bragora
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
La Fonderia Artistica Valese
Gift & Specialty Shop
La Fonderia Artistica Valese
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Muranero di Niang Moulaye
Gift & Specialty Shop
Muranero di Niang Moulaye
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Tour Leader Venice ©
Food Tour
Tour Leader Venice
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
Gioielleria Eredi Jovon ©
Antique Store
Gioielleria Eredi Jovon
4.9
Duration: 1 hour
Venice Music Project ©
Performance
Venice Music Project
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Better Photo Walks in Venice ©
Photography Tour
Better Photo Walks in Venice
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

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