Find here Where Venice's editors' picks that will help you discover the city, starting from its main landmark attractions
Find here Where Venice's editors' picks that will help you discover the city, starting from its main landmark attractions.
ST. MARK'S BASILICA
This is the most important Catholic Church in the city, and one of the most important monuments in Italy. The famous winged lion, a symbol of the city and of the ancient ‘Venetian Republic’ is depicted on its façade’s pediment.
PONTE DI RIALTO
This is the oldest of the four bridges crossing the Grand Canal. Witness to centuries of history, it is exciting to cross it (shutterbugs permitting), but even more spectacular when seen from the water, perhaps aboard a gondola.
Although the whole of Venice lies on an archipelago, an ‘excursion to the islands’ generally means a half-day cruise on a boat to visit the islands of Murano, Torcello and Burano, three charming, small islands, rich in history and tradition. Visitors love so much these islands that there may be a risk of not finding a seat on the boat!
Twice destroyed by fire and twice restored to its former splendour (the last time was between 1996 and 2003), for centuries La Fenice (literally: the Phoenix) has been Venice’s principal stage for world-class opera, music, theater, and ballet.