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These top 15 Venice Italy Attractions are making the city a romantic open-air museum with beautiful sights. The historic city of Venice speaks to everyone's imagination!

The magical canals and gondolas, the photogenic Rialto Bridge and the Piazza San Marco. It is my pleasure to describe these 15 sights to you on this page!

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No 1. Piazza San Marco

Behind the photographing tourists, cooing pigeons and famous old cafes rises the San Marco Basilica. One of the top Venice Italy Attractions in the city. 

Napoleon called this piazza the most beautiful salon in the world.

Despite the Venice tourism I want to visit this attraction again and again to experience the heart of Venice.

No 2. Doge's Palace

One of the best Venice Italy attractions. This impressive building has a beautiful facade and beautiful decorated rooms. For centuries the Doge's Palace got its fame of its world leading power.

The doges had their residence in this palace and they gathered for important councils with other powerful people. They were dominating the Mediterranean with trading and other economic factors.

No 3. Santi Giovanni e Paolo

A church full of art with a beautiful facade and around quiet streets, shops and bars. Don’t expect one of the most beautiful Venice Italy attractions, but this site shows the city on its peaceful way.

No 4. Rialto Bridge

Venice Italy Rialto Bridge

The view of the Grand Canal is just fantastic from the Rialto Bridge.

Gracefully spans one of the symbols of the city's lifeblood.

The bridge is no place for romantics, it's too crowded, but the view is overwhelming.TIP: Wake up early and make some beautiful romantic pictures. 

No 5. Rialto Neighborhood

The Rialto district is one of the most interesting districts of Venice. The colorful Rialto market for gourmets and lovers of arts and crafts are indispensable attractions of a holiday in Venice.

No 6. Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

The Franciscan Church is home to masterpieces by Titian, Bellini and Donatello. After your visit you can relax in the charming shops and restaurants.

No 7. Grand Canal

Venice Italy Grand Canal view

On the "main street" of Venice an impressive serie of beautiful palaces and distinguished homes are stringing together. By gondola or vaporetto, the Grand Canal is a special attraction of the city. And that's why it is in my Top 15 attractions in Venice. 

No 8. Campo Santa Margherita

Daytime cozy cafes and a small market, evening and at night the square becomes a truly vibrant nightlife. Especially in summer there is a lively atmosphere until after midnight with the mostly youthful audience and entertainment.

No 9. Academy Gallery

The Accademia Gallery has the most beautiful collection Venetian paintings: Titian, Tintoretto, Giorgione, Tiepolo, Carpaccio, Veronese... Nowhere else is a better overview.

No 10. Gondolas, glass and fashion

Handicraft with tradition, handmade treasures of paper and art glass to finely painted fabrics. This sector has not suffered from the tourism.

Whether it comes to the art of the gondola components or objects of artistic glass, just look at it is fun.

No 11. Modern Art

The main attractions of ​​modern art in Venice are designed by an American, a Frenchman and a Venetian. The Peggy Guggenheim has attracted visitors for several decades. The Punta Della Dogana is a permanent exhibition of the French Pinault. It opened their gates in 2009.

Palazzo Grassi on the Grand Canal also has eccentric modern art, with various exhibitions throughout the year. Worth a visit if you love modern art.

No 12. San Giorgio Maggiore

Directly opposite of the Piazza San Marco is the San Giorgio Maggiore. From the bell tower you can overlook the lagoon, the islands and the city and its attractions. On the adjacent island of Giudecca is a piece of Venice without tourists.

No 13. Ghetto

Ancient synagogues and a small museum testify to the life of the Jewish community in Venice. Once many thousands of Jews lived in very cramped conditions in the ghetto of the city. The neighborhood is surrounded by water and by only two bridges connected to the rest of the city. Previously, fences erected and allowed the Jews not to leave the neighborhood at night.

No 14. Murano; best Venice Italy Attractions

Murano Glass art VeniceGlass art in Murano

Here you can watch glassblowers at work, buy expensive glass creations and watch 4000 objects in the Museum of Glass

Although China and Korea are formidable competitors, there are still glass factories in operation on the island of Murano.

No 15. Burano and Torcello

The lagoon is the natural environment of Venice. Two islands are worth a visit: Burano and Torcello. Burano offers colored houses and lace, Torcello and the beautiful mosaics in the cathedral Santa Maria Assunta.


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