Venice is Venice: is the city of gondolas, the Piazza San Marco, Marco Polo, the Carnival, glass, high water. It is the city with the largest and most intricate historical center in the world, also monuments and works of inestimable value. With Venice Card you can use public transport and visit churches and museums at attractive prices.

 Two great ways to explore Venice is getting lost at internal streets, less traveled by tourists, or to follow the flow of people going from Piazzale Roma or Saint Lucia, the train station, heading towards Piazza San Marco.

A tour by boat is an experience not to be missed.
Line 1 is the most impressive because it runs through the city along the Grand Canal, then continue towards Piazza San Marco, the Arsenale, the Giardini, the Biennale of Art and Architecture, and the Lido, the beach Venetians.
The lines 41-42 and 51-52 are scenic routes around the city:  Venice circumvention comes respectively to Murano, the island of glass, and at the Lido.

A gondola ride is a unique experience; but for those who love adventure and do not want to spend too much, we recommend the ferry accompanying Venetian gondolas and not from one side of the Grand Canal to another with a short stroke and fast.

Awesome, magnificent, unique. It is the only one in Venice which boasts the name of the square.
The square is dominated by Byzantine basilica dedicated to St. Mark, patron of the city, a magnificent example of the cultural and architectural influences of East and West.

Piazza San Marco

Palazzo Ducale, seat of the government of Serenissima, is located between the basilica and the pier. It is a masterpiece of Venetian Gothic architecture and a triumph of decorations, perforated arches, columns and spiers reminiscent of the most beautiful Burano lace.
Next to the Ducal Palace are the prisons, connected to it by the beautiful and haunting Bridge of Sighs.

The Procuratie Vecchie, the Napoleonic wing and the Procuratie Nuove, seat of the Correr Museum, close the square into a hug.

Completing the extraordinary luxery  triumph of the square clock tower , with its dial in gold and blue enamel and Moors of Venice , the clock tower , which mark the hours of the city along with the miraculous bell tower collapsed in 1902 and rebuilt as it was in 1907.

Grand Canal

It is the largest and most famous canal . It is crossed by four bridges : the Academy, Rialto , Scalzi and the Constitution , better known as the Calatrava bridge , opened in 2008 .
Along the canal overlooking the most beautiful buildings of the city :

  • Chiesa della Salute,following the vote of the Venetian to the Madonna after the plague of 1630;
  • Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Peggy Guggenheim's last residence that now host his art collection;
  • Le gallerie dell'Accademia;
  • Palazzo Grassi ,important exhibitions.
  • C'a Foscari,university of Venice;
  • Palazzo Cavalli,where they celebrate civil marriages;
  • Ca' d'Oro,Franchetti collection; 
  • Ca' Pesaro,headquarters of the international gallery of modern art;
  • Ca' Vendramin Calergi,          Casino' di Venezia;
  • Fontego dei Turchi,headquarters of the Natural History Museum.

Chiesa di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

Extraordinary example of Venetian Gothic architecture, the church of the Frari is known for music and for the works it hosts.

The Friars have preserved two choirs with functioning historic organs, typical of the musical style of the XVI e XVII century Venice.

Among the works of art, remember the beautiful Assumption of Titian, on the high altar, and many works by Giovanni Bellini, Girolamo Campagna, Marco Cozzi, Donatello, Jacopo Sansovino, Paolo Veneziano, Alessandro Vittoria, Alvise Vivarini, Bartolomeo Vivarini.

Chiesa dei SS. Giovanni e Paolo

Another extraordinary example of religious Gothic architecture in Venice acquired a character and its appearance, is the church of SS. Giovanni e Paolo.

Commissioned by the Dominican friars, it was begun in 1234 and completed in 1430, as evidenced by the plaque that is located  in the left aisle.

The church host numerous tombs of doges and Venetian patricians and works such as the Polittico  of St. Vincent Ferrer of Bellini description, among others, a poignant San Sebastian and three works by Veronese enclosed in the Rosary Chapel ceiling.

Ca' Rezzonico

Ca 'Rezzonico is an extraordinary example of Venetian baroque built to a design by Baldassarre Longhena. The palace host the Museum of Eighteenth Century Venice.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

The Palazzo Venier dei Leoni is the home of Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Considered among the most important Italian museums of contemporary art, hosts masterpieces of Cubism, Surrealism and Expressionism.

Palazzo Venier was the last residence of the American art dealer and collector.

Le gallerie dell'Accademia

The Gallerie dell'Accademia hosts the richest collection of Venetian paintings from 1300 to 1700. It preserves works of Carpaccio, Bellini, Tintoretto, Titian, Bassano, Giorgione, Canaletto, Guardi, Mantegna, Palma il Vecchio. The Accademia galleries preserve l'Uomo Vitruviano di Leonardo exposed only on special occasions.

Palazzo Grassi

Palazzo Grassi is a majestic building that has view from the Grand Canal. In 2005 it was acquired by François Pinault who exposed his extensive collection of contemporary art. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions of great interest.

Galleria Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro

It hosts the collection of works of the venetian school, Tuscan and flemish Giorgio Franchetti, who bought the building in 1894.

Among the works we point out the San Sebastian by Andrea MantegnaVenere alla specchio del Tiziano, some views by Francesco Guardi, the Sleeping Venus by Paris Bordone and frescoes portions of the facade of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi (the headquarters of the items) of Venice.