10 spots and experiences
not to be missed in Venice
Venice from above
After getting lost among alleys, canals and fields change point of view is almost mandatory to fully enjoy the city and bring home some of its most beautiful views and views.
It is in the San Marco area that you will find all the main viewpoints of Venice. The first place is the Campanile di San Marco, defined by the Venetians as the “master of the house”, is the highest viewpoint of the city.
Other viewpoints are La scala di Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, Fondaco dei Tedeschi (with free admission), Campanile di San Giorgio.
Murano e Burano
Murano and Burano are two islands of the lagoon of Venice easily accessible by vaporetto and each with its uniqueness.
Murano is the island of glass, which has become famous all over the world for its ancient tradition of glassware exported all over the world.
Burano is famous for the colors of the houses and for the embroidery of lace.
The best way to visit the main islands of Venice is through a complete boat tour.
Acqua Alta Library
An unusual and original place of the city is the Acqua Alta Library. Inserted by the BBC among the 10 most beautiful libraries in the world.
Suggestive, where to find books of all kinds, even among the most particular. In the inner courtyard, there is a staircase of old books, salvaged volumes on which to climb and from which to admire a wonderful Venetian view beyond the high wall that divides the library from the rest of the world.
The Venetian bacari are traditional taverns of the city of Venice, characterized by a rustic and convivial environment, where you can sit at the counter or on the stools and enjoy the cicchetti accompanied by a glass of wine or a typical spritz. An unmissable experience for every traveller visiting Venice.
Here are some of the best bacari:
Cantina do Spade
Cantina Do Mori a Venezia
All’Arco a Venezia
Bacaro Risorto a Venezia
Ponte dei Sospiri
A bridge with obscure origins, but now considered the most Romanesque in Venice. It connects the Palazzo Ducale with the historic prison on the other side of the canal.
The name of the bridge comes from the sighs of the prisoners who crossed it to go to the detention cells or to the execution chamber, which could see for the last time a glimpse of the beauty of Venice.
Today the bridge is associated with another legend, according to which if a couple kisses during a gondola ride at sunset under the bridge, she will be granted eternal love.
To visit it you must book the interior tour of the Doge’s Palace
La Fenice Theatre
The Theatre is one of the most beautiful in Italy and with a particular and fascinating history. By visiting it, you can immerse yourself in the world of music and its shows, or simply enjoy the wonderful architecture that has reborn from the destruction of the flames.
The Theatre hosts the famous New Year’s Concert, broadcast live by Rai. Besides being the privileged place for opera and classical music, it is also an exhibition space, where you can visit its beautiful interiors, such as the atrium, the foyer and the Sale Apollinee.
Despar Italia Theatre
Shopping accompanied by the pleasure of a visit to the museum, only in Venice is possible.
After being closed and abandoned, the Cinema Teatro Italia became a supermarket. Everything is studied in order to preserve the historical afferisci
A supermarket for citizens and tourists that is not worth a banal visit for domestic supply, but also to live a truly fascinating experience, immersed in a unique setting, restored with passion and care: really the most beautiful supermarket in Italy!
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice is one of the most important Italian museums on European and American art of the twentieth century.
It has three exhibition areas: the Pegghy Guggenheum collection, where you can admire the works collected by the artist, from Futurism to Surrealism and Cubism; the Schulhof collection with garden; the Nasher sculpture garden.
The Museum also offers spaces for temporary exhibitions.
The Galleria dell'Accademia
The Gallerie dell’Accademia are located on the south bank of the Grand Canal, in the Dorsoduro district, at the foot of the Accademia Bridge.
Today the Gallerie dell’Accademia houses an extraordinary collection of Venetian paintings ranging from the Byzantine 1200 through the Gothic to the Renaissance artists. They have housed the Vitruvian Man since 1822.
The Gallerie dell’Accademia are a must for lovers of painting, and for those who want to immerse themselves in the history of Venetian art, and more generally in the Venetian one.
The Jewish Ghetto of Venice is the first place of public imprisonment born in Italy. It is located in the Cannareggio district in an area located on the edge of the city, a historical example not only of marginalization but also of cultural development.
Actually, when we talk about the Venice Ghetto, we are talking about 3 different Jewish ghettos very densely populated.
Interesting to visit in the ghetto are: the Jewish cemetery, the mad staircase, the synagogues, the red desk and the pawn shops.
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