Check the Popular Tourist Attractions in Venice
Venice is a charming city that boasts of being one of the most visited destinations in the world. It has an artistic lifestyle, large basilicas, the Grand Canal, the fascinating gondola ride, a wide variety of Venetian delights, the recent fashion, rich history and literature, labyrinth of waterways, various magnificent museums structures and various other attractions for its visitors. Here, no moment is boring. A holiday in this beautiful place is certainly an unforgettable affair.
With the gondola ride, you can enjoy the peaceful view of Venice in a relaxing way. Sailing through the network of waterways of the back channel, you will appreciate the wonderful atmosphere. You just have to sit in crescent-shaped boats, while the Gondelieri sails with its oars through narrow water alleys. The journey on the Grand Canal usually takes half an hour and offers a magnificent view. Previously, they were an important part of transport, today it has become a popular tourist attraction.
St. Mark’s Basilica (St. Mark’s Basilica)
Known as The most popular church in Venice, the Basilica of San Marco was originally the private chapel of the DOGE (the highest elected official in Venice). This ornate church is located on the square of the same name and is one of the best places in Venice. Byzantine art treasures and golden mosaics adorn the walls and domes. It is open every day from 9:45 am to 5:00 am. The visit to the church is free, but a small fee is charged for the Pala d’oro, the Treasury and the on-site museum.
Accademia Gallery (Academy)
The Accademia Gallery, a museum located on the Grand Canal, houses a large and important collection of Venetian paintings from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. Most of the paintings come from unused churches and monasteries, as well as from the palaces of nobles. The works are exhibited chronologically in different galleries. Admire the development of painting and working styles. Some of the most popular are Tintoretto’s Cain and Abel and Mark’s Miracle, Giovanni Bellini’s The Virgin and the Saints, Levi’s The Last Supper in the House and Titian’s Pietà.
Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace)
The Palazzo Ducale, one of the main attractions of Venice, was the official residence of the DOGE. It was built in the middle of the 14th century and is one of the oldest buildings here. It boasts an ethereal Gothic architectural style. It was the place from where all the official orders of the government were executed. There are also a number of hidden doors and secret passages. In 1923, part of it was turned into a museum, which houses an awesome collection of masterpieces. From time to time it also becomes the theater of art exhibitions. With a registration fee of € 19.50, it is open from 08:30 to 07:00. The palace is located on the lively St. Mark’s Square.
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Built to house a non-profit society dedicated to San Rocco (church), the Scuola Grande di San Rocco is an exceptional white marble building. It was built between 1515 and 1560. After its completion, the legendary Venetian artist Tintoretto of the XVI century beautifully painted the central panel of the ceiling and won a prize. His work can still be admired today. The walls and ceiling were then painted by him. His meticulous approach to light and colors in his paintings can still be seen today.
Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
The Gothic architecture of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, begun by the Franciscans around 1340, was completed in the middle of the fifteenth century with beautiful interiors, a breathtaking facade and 2 chapels. The bell tower, or Campanile, is the second tallest in the city. The exterior has been minimized, but the interiors are breathtaking. Admire the works of legendary Venetian artists such as Titian, Bellini and Vivarini, as well as other well-known names. This basilica is open every day from 9:30 am to 5:00 am.
The Jewish Ghetto (Ghetto Ebraico di Venezia)
Known as the first Ghetto in the world, it was the small area in the north-west of the island where Jews were resettled in Venice in 1516. People here were only allowed to do activities in the morning and were closed and guarded at night. Nowadays, this area, which is part of the Cannaregio Sestiere district, is open for visits. There are a number of shops selling kosher products, various restaurants, several Jewish synagogues and a Jewish museum.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Venice’s art scene is a wonderful mix of glorious historical art and contemporary art. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a wonderful Fusion of twentieth-century artists. It is the third most visited attraction in the city. Peggy Guggenheim was an American art collector living abroad. She devoted her life to collecting a wonderful collection of contemporary art. The works are located in Peggy’s former home, the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni on the Grand Canal. There are works by popular artists such as Dalí, Picasso, Chagall, Magritte and Pollock. It is in the sculpture garden that Peggy’s body is buried. The collection can be viewed from 10:00 to 06:00.