Visit the romantic and mysterious Venice, Italy, a city based on water and is known for its various trenches, extensions, and gondolas. Appreciate a gelato as you’re strolling through the winding and labyrinth-like boulevards. Have a look at the top-most places to visit in Venice.

1. Piazza San Marco

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Piazza San Marco is the main square in Venice. A small group of musicians was playing outside Ristorante Quadri while we were filming.

2. Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge is one of the most beautiful places and famous landmarks of Venice; built over the Grand Canal in 1588. Apart from connecting two busy streets of the city, the bridge is famed as one of the best places to visit in Venice, Italy. Interestingly, it’s an important crossing point of the canal; as it’s the oldest bridge across the canal and was the dividing line between the districts of San Marco and San Polo

Must-Visit: See and admire the gondolas and boats passing under the bridge, clicking pictures on the bridge, glancing the nearby fresh market, and visiting Bartolomeo – one end of the bridge.

3. Lido Beach

Lido Beach

The beach is too clean and a good place to have fun. It has an amazing boardwalk of 2 miles. Lots of trailers are available.

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entrance Charges: Free

4. Grand Canal

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The Grand Canal (also known as the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the longest canal or artificial river in the world and a famous tourist destination.

The total length of the Grand Canal is 1,776 km (1,104 mi). Its greatest height is reached in the mountains of Shandong, at a summit of 42 m (138 ft).

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entrance Charges: Free

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5. Church of Chiesa San Simeon Piccolo

San Simeon Piccolo

The San Simeon Piccolo church is one of the most prominent landmarks you will see if you arrive in Venice by train, plane, or bus.

Timings: 03:30 pm – 07:00 pm

Entrance Charges: Free

6. Doge’s Palace

One of the popular places to visit in Venice, Doge’s Palace is an extremely beautiful and awesome palace, resting on the bank of the Grand Canal. In bygone days, it used to be the Seat of Government, the Palace of Justice, and the official residence of Doge.

The ultimate savvy, finesse, and soberness of its Venetian Gothic architecture and interior all contribute in making this palace a class apart.

Must-Visit: Popular nearby tourist attractions include Porta della Carta, Scala dei Giganti, gold vaulted Scala d’Oro, Sala del Collegio, and works of Tintoretto

Opening hours: 8:30 am – 7 pm

Charges: € 14

7. Teatro La Fenice

Teatro La Fenice is an opera house in Venice and has many famous Italian theaters. Its architectural attraction makes it one of the most beautiful places to visit in Venice. La Fenice has hosted many famous operative premieres and the performances of famous musicians such as Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi.

The place was destroyed three times by fire incidents, but it was rebuilt always and modernized to its original glory. Without a surprise, Tetro La Fenice is one of the top tourist destinations in Venice.

Opening hours: 10 am – 6 pm

Charges: € 20 onwards

8. Ca’ Rezzonico

Ca ‘Rezzonico is a public museum situated on Grand Canal’s bank and is one of the best places to visit in Venice. It is one of the 11 museums groomed by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia Authority and has an excellent collection of paintings and sculptures including classics such as Titan, Mantegna, Van Dyck, Tullio Lombardo, and Bernini. The wonderful collection of Venetian glassworks and vintage furniture is found in the museum.

Must-Visit: Don’t forget to applaud the famous work of The Allegory of Merit, the picture depicting the family of Barbarigo, Throne Room, and Chinoiserie-style salon

Timings: 10 am – 5 pm

Entrance Charge: € 30

9. Chiesa Della Madonna Dell’ Orto

The Church of Madonna dell’ Orto is one of the most famous places to visit in Venice. It was built in the 14th century and was dedicated to St. Christopher Martyr. The church looks magnificent with its brickwork built, crosswise, and rose windows, fabulous arches, geometrical themes, and marble pillars.

Don’t Miss: Admire the artwork of Sculpture of Madonna with Child, Monument to Gerolamo Cavazza, Altarpiece of St John Baptist with Saints Peter, and Martyrdom of St Lorenzo by Daniel van den Dyck

Timings: 10 am – 5 pm

Entrance Charges: € 2.50

10. Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Located in Dorsoduro sestiere, Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a modern art museum located on the banks of the Grand Canal. The museum has been housed in the residence of American successor Peggy Guggenheim. She had a mammoth collection of historical artwork, which was shown to the public after her death.

The region of museum features cafe, bookshops, libraries, and less known modern artists which are definitely one of the best fun places to visit in Venice. Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice tops the list of famous Venice tourist attractions.

Must Visit: Don’t dare to miss the images of Italian futurism by Boccioni & Rudolph, Gianni Mattioli Collection, and Hannelore Schulhof Collection

Timings: Open all days of the week from 10 am – 6 pm; closed on Tuesday.

Entrance Charges: € 15

11. Murano

Murano is a bunch of islands in the Venetian Lagoon – one of the most popular tourist attractions in Venice. The gathering of seven islands connected by bridges and separated by eight canals is world famous for glass making, glass products, and mirrors; hence it’s known as the Glass Island of Venice.

Must-Visit: Glass Museum, Glass Factories, & Glass Shops; ancient builts like Basilica of Saint Mary & Saint Donatus, The Church of Saint Peter, Campo Santo Stefano, and Palazzo Da Mula

12. Venetian Arsenal

When someone mentions Venice, the tranquil water around the place is definitely something every single one of the visitors looks around into. The Venetian Arsenal has been a status of pride around in the country. It has been churning out ships since way back in history and the magnificent wealth and beauty of the country is definitely defined by this enigmatic complex. It is littered around with a wide range of bars and a number of an informational display.

When someone mentions Venice, then the serene water around that place is definitely visitor is in search of. Venice Arsenal has been a proud position around the country. It is churning the ships since coming back to history and the country’s great wealth and beauty are definitely defined by this mysterious complex. It is surrounded by a wide range of times and with a number of an informational display.

Don’t Miss: Explore around the place and go through the display if you wish to get to know a bit more of the history of the place.

13. Santi Giovanni E Paolo

Whenever you’re in Venice, it is definitely important to visit one of the tallest and largest churches. Santi Giovanni e Paolo is tall among all the neighboring buildings around. The importance of this place comes from the fact that 25 dogs of Venice have been buried here.

The Red Brick church is built in Italian Gothic style and stands as one of the best tourist destinations around the place. Explore the beautiful tombs and monuments around.

Must-Visit: Do not try to forget visiting Cima da Conegliano’s Coronation of the Virgin and David by Alessandro Vittoria.