Points of Interest

The Napoleonic Wing (Ala Napoleonica )

With our back to Saint Mark’s Basilica, we can admire the Napoleonic Wing. It was a Napoleon Bonaparte’s wish, to have a great ball room, close to what it used ...

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The Pool of Saint Mark

The Pool of Saint Mark is 12 meters deep and it is regularly crossed by big ships entering and exiting the Venice harbor

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The Orseolo Dock

The Orseolo dock was opened in 1863 during the city renovation.

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The Basilica of the Salute

The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Salute, by Baldassarre Longhena, is one of the most famous churches in Venice. It was built to give thanks for the liberation of ..

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The Basilica of Saint Mark

The first Church dedicated to Saint Mark was built in 832, but in 1056 it was demolished together with the nearby Church of Saint Theodore, in order to make room for

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Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

Umbria in the early XIII century witnessed the birth of a religious movement that was destined to leave its mark not only on the history of Italy, but also on the...

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Marciana Library

It was built in 1537 on a project of Jacopo Sansovino. In 1545, following the fall of one of the ceilings, Sansovino was arrested.

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Ca' Contarini degli Scrigni

It goes back to the 1600 and it is a typical Renaissance building.

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Palazzo Ca' Corner della Regina

Ca' Corner della Regina or Palazzo Corner della Regina was built in the 18th century by architect Domenic Rossi...

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Palazzo Ca' d'Oro

Cà D’oro was erected between 1421 and 1440 by many architects on behalf of the Venetian merchant Marino Contarini, who also coordinated the works...

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Palazzo Ca' Farsetti

The Palace was erected in the 13th century by wish of the descendants of Doge Enrico Dandolo...

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Palazzo Ca' Foscari

According to recent researches, Cà Foscari was built in 1453 for the Doge Francesco Foscari...

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Palazzo Ca' Grimani

It was built in the 16th century by architect Michele Sanmicheli for attorney Gerolamo Grimani. It was completed after the death of Sanmicheli by Gian Giacomo ...

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Palazzo Ca' Loredan

It was built in the 13th century and it was bought in 1868 by the city of Venice in order to become the Town Hall.

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Palazzo Ca' Pesaro

It was projected in the 17th century by Baldassarre Longhena and finished by Gian Antonio Gasparo nel 1710...

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Palazzo Ca' Vendramin Calergi

The date of its construction is uncertain. The German composer Richard Wagner lived here from 1882 to 1883 and since 1946 it has been the seat of the city casino.

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Palazzo Ca’ Dario

In 1479 Giovanni Dario had Pietro Lombardo project a palace on the Gran Canal for his daughter Marietta...

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Palazzo Ca’ Venier dei Leoni

Ca' Venier dei Leoni, on a project of the 18th cent. by Lorenzo Boschetti, will never be finished.

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Bell Tower

It was built in the year 888 and added to at various times from the XII to the XIV cent.

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Campo San Bartolomeo

Campo San Bartolomeo, an important part of a new road network, was enlarged in 1858 with the demolition of some buildings. It is a crucial point of the city’s...

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Campo San Luca

Campo San Luca, thanks to its central position, the presence of many commercial activities and numerous city offices , is a very busy place. From an architectural...

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Campo San Polo

We are now in the largest square in Venice, after San Marco. It used to be a field for the cattle and sheep but in 1493 it was paved and since then it was used...

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Campo Santa Margherita

While listening to the History of Campo Santa Margherita, we’re walking along this square. Campo Santa Margherita is in the centre of the Dorso Duro district and...

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Church of the Santissimo Redentore

The votive temple of the Redentore - the Redeemer - was built after the plague that struck Venice between 1576 and 1577, causing nearly fifty thousand deaths...

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Church of Angel Raphael

The Church of Raphael the Angel lies in the oldest area of the city. In the first decade of the 17th century it was rebuilt on a project of Francesco Contin together

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Church of Saint Aponal

The Church of Saint Aponal was founded in the 11th century. It was remade in the 15th and 16th century and it was subsequently robbed and suppressed in 1810. The...

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Church of San Barnaba

The Church of San Barnaba, not particularly relevant apart from the ceiling in the Tiepolo style and a Holy Family supposed to be the work of Paolo Veronese, was...

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Church of San Geremia

The Church of San Geremia was built in the 9th century and it was many times rebuilt. The present version is dated 1753 on a project by Carlo Corbelli. Before...

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Church of San Giacomo of Rialto

A legendary popular tradition considers this church as the oldest in Venice, dating back to the year 421.To tell the truth, in a document dated 1097, we find...

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Church of San Giovanni Elemosinario

The Church of San Giovanni Elemosinario is of very ancient foundation, definitely prior to 1071, but nothing remains of the original building due to the...

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Church of Saint Maurizio

San Maurizio Church, erected by Candiani family, was rebuilt many times. The present version goes back to 1795 on the project of Pietro Zaguri. The neo-classical...

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Church of San Moisè

The parish church of San Moisè , founded in the 8th century and at first dedicated to S. Maria Nascente, was rebuilt in the 10th century by the benefactor Moisè ...

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Church of Saint Polo

The foundation in the insula of San Polo of a church dedicated to Paul the Apostle dates back to the early IX century; traces of the original church remain...

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Church of Saint Rocco

In 1489 the great guild of San Rocco reached an agreement with the Fathers of the neighbouring Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa, according to which they received...

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Church of San Salvador

The Church of San Salvador , founded in the 7th century, was then rebuilt in 1534 by Jacopo Sansovino who supervised the works already started by Tullio Lombardo...

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Church of Saint Sebastian

In the second part of the 15th century, a Church dedicated to Saint Sebastian was erected on the area previously occupied by a convent . It was rebuilt in 1506...

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Church of Saint Simeon Piccolo

The Church of San Simeon Piccolo, on the embankment opposite the station, is one of the best known churches in Venice, or at least it is its façade. It was built...

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Church of Saint Stae

The Church of San Stae, according to the chronicles, was founded by the Adoldo, Tron e Zusto families. There is no mention of it untill 1127 where it is descrive..

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Church of Saint Trovaso

It is believed that this Church was built right after the foundation of Venice. The first chronicles go back to the great fire of 1105 when the church was...

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Chiesa di San Vidal

The San Vidal Church was founded in 1084 under the dogeate of Vitale Falier. It was rebuilt in 1105 and in the XVII century. The façade, built by Andrea Tirali...

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Church of Santa Margherita

The Church of Santa Margherita, founded in the 9th century and dedicated to the martyr with the same name, was remade in 1687 on a project by Giambattista...

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Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli

In 1408 Francesco Amadi commissioned a Virgin with Child from Zanino di Pietro, which Angelo Amadi later placed in a tabernacle in front of his house. The image...

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Church of Santa Maria del Carmine

The building of this Church, previously Santa Maria Assunta, began in 1286. The façade in rough bricks was remade in the first decade of 1500 and has a fanlight...

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Church of Santa Maria del Giglio

The church of Santa Maria del Giglio boasts very ancient origins, going way back to the X and XII centuries, epochs for which we have confirmed reports of...

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Church of Santa Maria del Rosario

At the Zattere, in the parish of Sant'Agnese, in 1397 some lay brothers took up residence in order to form the Company of the Poveri Gesuati and build a small...

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Church of Santa Maria di Nazareth

The Church of Saint Mary of Nazareth, or of the Barefooted, built by Baldassarre Longhena at the beginning of the 18th century, was erected by wish...

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Church of Santa Maria Formosa

The foundation of the church of Santa Maria Formosa goes all the way back to the VII century, when, according to tradition, the Virgin in the form of a beautiful...

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Church of San Nicola da Tolentino

The Church of San Nicola da Tolentino was built in marble and rough bricks between 1591 and 1691 by Vincenzo Scamozzi. In 1810, the nearby convent was turned into...

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Church of San Pantalon

It is a very old Church and it was built by the Giordani family in 1009. The remarkable façade in rough bricks has remained incomplete and shows a deep flaw in...

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Church of Saint Zacharias

The very ancient Church of Saint Zacharias, built in the 9th century, was founded to host the remains of St. John the Baptist, which were the gift of the Eastern...

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Church of Saint Stefano

After the Frari and the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Santo Stefano is the third largest monastery church in Venice. Built by the Augustinian Hermits...

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Church of All Saints

The Church of All Saints was founded by a group of Cistercian nuns in 1472. They built an hospice and a modest Church dedicated to the Holy Virgin and All Saints...

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The Saint Mark’s Square columns

The two monoliths in red and grey oriental granite, are there to protect the monumental access to the sea.

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Accademia Galleries (Gallerie dell'Accademia)

In Campo Carità, we can admire a group of buildings that, since 1807, after the suppression of the Carità Church, were assigned to host the Gallerie dell’Accademia..

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Papadopoli Gardens

The Papadopoli Gardens was designed in 1834 by the painter and stage designer Francesco Bagnara and found place on the areas cleared by the demolition of the Church

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Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

The Island of San Giorgio Maggiore takes its name from the island of Saint George of the Seaweed. In1566 the first stone of the Basilica was laid, on a...

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The Sansovino Loggetta

At the base of the bell tower (campanile), on the side opposite the Basilica, we find the Loggetta erected between the years 1537 and 1549 by Jacopo Sansovino.

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The fish market in Rialto

The fish market in Rialto is composed by two buildings that give shelter to the fish stalls.

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Stucky Mill

Next to Sacca Fisola, we can notice the impressive complex called Moline Stucky, which is one of the most revealing example of industrial architecture and it is ...

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Carlo Goldoni’s monument

In 1883, right in the centre of Campo San Bartolomeo was erected the monument to Carlo Goldoni, who was born in Venice on February, 25th 1707, the witty and...

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Monumento a Nicolò Tommaseo

Nicolò Tommaseo was born in Dalmatia in 1802 and died in Florence in 1874.

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Monument to King Victor Emanuel II

Inaugurated on the 1st of May 1887 the equestrian monument to King Victor Emanuel II is a complex work and the most imposing modern monument.

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Ospizio del Soccorso

At number 2585, we can see what is left of the Ospizio del Soccorso (Hospice of the Assistance)We now turn into Fondamenta San Sebastiano and cross Ponte...

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Palazzo Balbi

It was built by the Barbi family in the second half of the 16th century, on a project of Alessandro Vittoria. It was first the family’s home and then it was...

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Palazzo Barbarigo

It was built in the 16th century. On the façade of the year 1886...

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Palazzo Barbarigo della Terrazza

The Palazzo Barbarigo della Terrazza was erected in the second half of the 16th century by the Barbarigo family...

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Palazzo Barbaro-Volkoff

Originally a Gothic palace, it was widely refurbished in the 15th cent...

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Palazzo Cappello Malipieri

Built by the Soranzo family in Byzantine style between the 10th and 11th century..

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Palazzo Cavalli

The Palazzo Cavalli or Palazzo Corner Martinego was built in the 16th cent. The facade is characterized by the protrusion and the different colours of the floors...

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Il Palazzo Contarini Dal Zaffo

It was built in the 15th century in Renaissance style, probably on the project of Giovanni Buora...

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Palazzo Contarini Fasan

Built in the 15th century, it is not very big but it is the best expression of the Venetian Gothic architecture.

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Palazzo Corner della Ca’ Grande

Palazzo Corner della Ca’ Grande is one of the first Venetian works of the famous architect Jacopo Sansovino.

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Palazzo Dolfin Manin

It was erected in the 16th century and it required an investment of thirty thousand ducats, a huge amount of money at that time...

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The Ducal Palace

It was probably built in the 9th century, but only the memory of this original ducal residence remains, although we can surmise that it grew little by little ..

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Palazzo Ferro Fini

The building is made up of two parts, a larger one on the left, called Palazzo Flangini Fini and a narrow one on the right, called Palazzo Manolesso Ferro...

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Palazzo Flangini

It was built in the 17th century by Domenico Rossi but the imposing asymmetric facade is probably a work by Giuseppe Sardi, a disciple of Longhena.

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Palazzo Fontego dei Turchi

The palace goes back to the fist half of the 13th century and was erected by Giacomo Palmieri, founder of the noble family of the Pesaro...

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Palazzo Grassi

Owned by Angelo Grassi, the Palace was built in 1749 by Giorgio Massari, the same architect of the opposite building of Ca’ Rezzonico, on the other ...

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Palazzo Loredan dell'Ambasciatore

A Gothic building of the 15th cent. was the home of the Loredan family

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Palazzo Papadopoli

It was built by wish of the Coccina famili in the 16th cent.; after having passed through many owners, it was bought in 1864 by the Count Papadopoli...

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Palazzo Pisani Gritti

Built in the 14th century, Palazzo Pisani Gritti was lifted to fourth floor...

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Palazzo Pisani Moretta

The Palazzo Pisani Moretta was built by wish of the Bembo family on the second half of the 15th century...

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Palazzo Stern

It was built by the Malpaga family in the first part of the 15th century...

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Palazzo Zenobio

At number 2597, we find Palazzo Zenobio. This palace was built between the XVII and XVIII century and it is probably the work of Antonio Gaspari...

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St. Mark’s Square

It is difficult to believe, but at the very beginning, when it was possible to ride horses in the city, there used to be a river -the Rio Batario - flowing ...

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Bridge of Fists and Wars of the fists

On the Bridge of Fists, as in other bridges of this area, used to take place the so called “wars of the fists”, a demonstration of the rivalry between the ...

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Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri)

It was built in Istrian Stone at the beginning of the XVII cent, on the project of Antonio Contin, and it has engraved the coats-of-arm of its client, ...

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The Prisons (Prigioni )

The Palace of the Prisons, by Antonio DA Ponte, was completed by Antonio e Tommaso Contino in 1614. It was built as a consequence of the overcrowded prisons of ...

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New Procuratie (Procuratie Nuove)

The Procuratie Nuove (New Procuratie), opposite the Procuratie Vecchie, were built in 1586 on a project of Vincenzo Scamozzi. Completed in 1640 by Baldassarre ...

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Old Procuratie (Procuratie Vecchie)

When we look at the Saint Mark’s Basilica, we can see on our left the Procuratie Vecchie. (old Procuratie).The building stretches itself for 152 meters, ...

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Great School of Saint Teodoro

-Great School of S. Teodoro eThe Great School of San Teodoro had been dedicated to the first patron saint of Venice, substituted later with Saint Mark. It was...

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La Fenice theatre

“La Fenice” theatre is the most important opera house in the city. It also hosts the International Festival of Contemporary music as well as that of a remarkable ...

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The Clock Tower

The clock tower, built between 1496 and 1499 by Mauro Codussi has two side wings which were successively added. The building is topped by a terrace on which is ...

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