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Destination(s): Venice

Pensione Accademia

Pensione Accademia

  • Dorsoduro 1058
  • Fondamenta Bollani, west of the Accademia Bridge
  • tel:041-521-0188
  • Visit website
  • Venice, 30123
Piazza San Marco

Piazza San Marco

Encased in a trapezoidal shape by the Basilica di San Marco, the Palazzo Ducale , Museo Correr, and the Torre dell'Orologio, your first view of the breathtaking Piazza San Marco will never be forgotten. Popular with photo snapping tourists and children chasing and feeding the pigeons, Piazza San Marco, or St. Mark's Square, is the biggest (at 175 meters long) and liveliest square in the center of Venice. Expensive restaurants and shops line this square which hosts many of the city's festivals (Carnival in February, for one) and concerts. Also enclosed within the square is the San Marco Campanile with the Palazzo dei Prigioni and the Bridge of Sighs just a few steps away. As one of the main attractions of Venice, it is not to be missed! Basilica di San Marco read more about Piazza San Marco

Basilica di San Marco

Basilica di San Marco

  • San Marco 328
  • Piazza San Marco
  • tel:+39 0412413817
  • Visit website
  • Venice, 30124

Even before arriving in front of the Byzantine styled Basilica di San Marco, her many magnificent domes can be seen from afar announcing their presence and status in Venice. The story goes, that the remains of St. Mark were brought, or stolen – depending on your point of view, by the Venetians from Alexandria to rest in this elaborate burial place back in the 9th century. On closer observation, you will notice not all of the columns on the Basilica di San Marco are the same (some green marble, others not) due to trading with incoming merchants for the materials to build and decorate this amazing edifice. History throughout the centuries is woven into the world-wide known Basilica di San Marco, including the originally looted Bronze horses being stolen by Napoleon, and then returned again in 1815. read more about Basilica di San Marco

Basilica di S.M. Assunta di Torcello - Campanile

Basilica di S.M. Assunta di Torcello - Campanile

  • Isola di Torcelo, Nord 12/14
  • tel:+39 041 730 119
  • Visit website
  • Venice, 30100
Museo Correr

Museo Correr

  • Piazza San Marco 52
  • (Ala napoleonica)
  • tel:+39 41 522 5625 / +39 41 240 5211
  • Visit website
  • Venice, 30124
Riviera

Riviera

  • Dorsoduro, 1473-30123
  • tel:39 41 522 7621
  • Visit website
  • Venice, 30122
Ponte di Rialto

Ponte di Rialto

Ponte di Rialto is Venice's most famous bridge arching over the Grande Canal, known as a commercial area of the city with the busy Rialto Market nearby, filled with bright colored fruits, vegetables and fish (only open in the morning), and souvenir shops lined up and down the bridge itself. After its construction in 1591, the Rialto Bridge remained as the only bridge connecting the two sides of "the fish" called Venice for almost 300 years. The Ponte di Rialto is perfect for shopping or strolling along with gelato in hand while gazing off the bridge at the passing gondoliers and boats, and postcard perfect shots of the orange buildings & green water against the pink sky at sunset. read more about Ponte di Rialto

Alla Zucca

Alla Zucca

  • Santa Croce 1762,
  • Ponte del Megio
  • tel:39 41 524 1570
  • Visit website
  • Venice, 30121
SS. Giovanni e Paolo

SS. Giovanni e Paolo

  • Castello 6363
  • On Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo
  • tel:041-523-7510
  • Venice, 30122
L''Arsenale

L''Arsenale

  • Calle Castello
  • tel:+39 (0)41 522 6356 (Tourist Information)
  • Venice, 30131
Ai Gondolieri

Ai Gondolieri

San Polo

San Polo

  • Campo San Polo
  • tel:+39 (0)41 529 8711 (Tourist Information)
  • Venice, 30123
Murano

Murano

The skilled Glass Blowers are the founders of this fair sized island called Murano. In 1291, the furnaces were moved off of the main island to Murano in case they ever caught fire, making sure the main city of Venice would still be preserved. To this day, Murano is still known for the beautiful glass works of art, with many stores allowing tours and on-looking crowds to watch the intense production of these delicate pieces. Many quaint restaurants and shops line the quiet streets of Murano, located just a short 15 minute boat ride from Venice. read more about Murano

San Clemente Palace Hotel & Resort

San Clemente Palace Hotel & Resort

  • Isola di San Clemente, 1
  • tel:39 41 244 5001
  • Visit website
  • Venice, 30124
Avenue des Champs-Elysées

Avenue des Champs-Elysées

  • Avenue des Champs-Elysées
  • tel:+33 8 9268 3000
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75008
Hotel Ritz Paris

Hotel Ritz Paris

  • 15, Place Vendôme
  • tel:33 1 43 16 30 30
  • Visit website
  • Paris, 75001
Osteria alle Testiere

Osteria alle Testiere

  • Castello 5801
  • On Calle del Mondo Novo off Salizzada San Lio
  • tel:041/522-7220
  • Venice, 30122
Enoteca Mascareta

Enoteca Mascareta

  • 5183 Castello
  • Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa
  • tel:39 41 523 0744
  • Venice, 30123
Basilica di San Donato-Murano

Basilica di San Donato-Murano

  • 11 Campo San Donato
  • tel:+39 41 73 9056
  • Visit website
  • Venice, 30100

Off the beaten path of most tourist-packed sites, located in a quiet corner of Murano, the Basilica di San Donato is a charming 12th century church. Rich in columns and arches, the intricate brick work and Byzantine mosaics on the walls and floors make the trip to the Basilica di San Donato a soothing experience for all the senses. Plus, its rumored that the relics of San Donato and the dragon slain by him are laid to rest in this tribute to San Donato from Arezzo. read more about Basilica di San Donato-Murano

Basilica di S. Maria Assunta - Torcello

Basilica di S. Maria Assunta - Torcello

  • Isola di Torcelo
  • tel:+39 41 270 2464
  • Visit website
  • Venice, 30100
Al Covo

Al Covo

  • Castello 3968
  • Campiello della Pescheria, east of Chiesa della Pietà in the Arsenale neighborhood
  • tel:041-522-3812
  • Visit website
  • Venice, 30122