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Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale), Venice
The most impressive secular building in Venice, this palace served as the senate house, administrative center, hall of justice, public archive and prison up until the fall of the Venetian Republic in 1797.
Attraction type: Castle; Landmark/point of interest; Architectural building; Historic home; Historic site; Museum; Art gallery
 
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Grand Canal, Venice
Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces, is a colorful and busy spectacle of gondolas and vaporetti.
Attraction type: Waterway

Saint Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco), Venice
Blending the architectural styles of East and West, Venice's magnificent basilica was consecrated in 832 AD as an ecclesiastical building to house the remains of St. Mark.
Attraction type: Historic site; Landmark/point of interest; Religious site; Architectural building; Art gallery

Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square), Venice
Undoubtedly the most photographed and famous plaza in Europe, St. Mark's is in the heart of the city, surrounded by chic sidewalk cafes and boutiques.
Attraction type: Town center/square/plaza; Landmark/point of interest
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Guggenheim Museum (Peggy Guggenheim Collection), Venice
This satellite gallery of the famous Guggenheim in New York occupies the 17th-century Customs House in Venice, featuring modern and contemporary works of art.
Attraction type: Art museum; Landmark/point of interest; Historic home
Academy Gallery (Gallerie dell'Accademia), Venice
The city's most important and prestigious art gallery features an impressive collection of Venetian paintings and works by such artists as Bellini, Titian and Mantegna.
Attraction type: Art museum; Movie theater

Palazzo Grassi, Venice
This monumental marble mansion of the Grassi family on the Grand Canal, is now a world renowned art and history museum with a 600-seat garden theatre.
Attraction type: Art museum; History museum; Garden

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Teatro La Fenice, Venice
Visiting La Fenice Theatre is a unique experience to discover another way to live the Theatre. The tour among the plasters and the golds of the prestigious halls allows to discover the grounds and...
Attraction type: Theater; Opera

Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice
Attraction type: Historic site; Religious site; Town center/square/plaza

Jewish Ghetto and Museum (Ghetto Ebraico di Venezia), Venice
Attraction type: Neighborhood; Historic site; History museum; Museum; Art gallery; Natural history museum

Ca' Rezzonico, Venice
Immerse yourself in Venice's Age of Decadence with a visit to this lavish palace of the Venetian aristocracy Rezzonico, which houses an unsurpassed collection of eighteenth-century Venetian art.
Attraction type: History museum; Historic home; Historic site; Landmark/point of interest; Castle

Bacaro Jazz, Venice
Attraction type: Jazz bar
San Michele, Venice
Venice's cemetary island since the 1800s.
Attraction type: Cemetery; Island

Campanile di San Marco, Venice
Originally built as a lighthouse to assist navigation in the lagoon, visitors can be whisked by elevator to the top of St. Mark's Campanile or bell tower to savor incredible views of Venice, the lagoon and the Alps in the distance.
Attraction type: Architectural building; Landmark/point of interest; Observation deck/tower; Historic site

Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto), Venice
Considered the true heart of Venice, this landmark bridge, characterized by its 24-foot arch, is built on approximately 12,000 wooden pilings that still support the bridge more than 400 years after it was built.
Attraction type: Bridge; Flea/street market

Torcello Island, Venice
Attraction type: Island

Murano, Venice
Visit the ubiquitous glass shops on the island of Murano, and you'll find just about anything made of glass from paperweights and beads to sculpture and aquariums.
Attraction type: Island; Landmark/point of interest

Santa Maria della Salute, Venice
Designed by Baldassare Longhena in 1631-83, the church's façade is embellished with 125 statues, which form a sharp contrast to the somber interior. 
Attraction type: Religious site

St. Mary of the Friars (Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari), Venice
Originally built in the mid-13th century, Santa Maria dei Frari (St. Mary of the Friars) houses many masterpieces of Venetian Renaissance art, notably Giovanni Bellini's triptych "Madonna and Child with Saints," and the "Pesaro Madonna" by Titian, who is buried in the church.
Attraction type: Religious site; Landmark/point of interest; Historic site

Correr Civic Museum (Museo Civico Correr), Venice
Civic museum of Venice that opened in 1923, which houses a major art gallery and superb collections of objects-d'art, historic memorabilia and documents regarding the fascinating history of the Venetian Republic.
Attraction type: Art museum

Bridge of Sighs, Venice
This historic bridge connects the Doge's Palace with its prisons and was named for the condemned prisoners who crossed it to meet their executioners.
Attraction type: Bridge; Landmark/point of interest; Historic site

Naval History Museum (Museo Storico Navale) & Arsenale, Venice
Not for land-lubbers: this museum has filled its four floors with interesting maritime objects, including the banners that were flown by the Venetian fleet at Lepanto.
Attraction type: History museum

Piazza Santa Maria, Venice
Many important attractions are located on or near this busy square including Ognissanti, the parish church of the Vespucci family, and Santa Maria Novella, the home of the Dominicans. 
Attraction type: Town center/square/plaza

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