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The attractions of Venice revolve around its canals; the magnificent churches and palaces spread around the island; and its rich arts and culture heritage, a legacy of the once great state of Venice.


Visits to Venice attractions such as St Mark’s Square, breathtakingly beautiful and surrounded on all sides by historic buildings, and the picturesque Rialto Bridge with its myriad of quaint little shops can by themselves keep you busy for a day or two. Traveling between attractions you’ll take in the wonderful views while lazily drifting down the Grand Canal, either in a Vaporetto (water bus) or during a romantic ride in Venice’s famed gondolas.

The works of Venice’s most well-known artists are spread among many venues around Venice – especially the larger Venice churches - but many can be found in places like the Museo Correr and the Accademia (book early, since access is restricted). For a break from Renaissance art, there’s no better and impressive place than the Guggenheim, now an art museum but once home to legendary art patron Peggy Guggenheim.

If you’re spending a few days appreciating Venice’s attractions you’ll have time to take tours of the islands of Murano, world-renowned for its glass art (don’t miss the glass museum there); and Burano, equally famed for its intricate lace making tradition. Venice is in fact a collection of fascinating islands, and hidden treasures such as Torcello and Guidecca await your visitation.

For spectacular views of Venice take an elevator ride up the Campanile tower on St Mark’s Square, or the tower of San Giorgio Maggiore on the island across the water from the Doge’s Palace on St Mark’s Square.

 
 
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