Venice, a truly romantic city filled with endless attractions. Featuring sparkling blue waters instead of streets, it is one of the most picture-perfect cities in Italy.
Home to tightly Renaissance and Gothic architecture, world-famous artwork, and plenty of charm! But where to start? Follow our list of the top attractions you should visit in this picturesque region!
Similar to the main street in a city, the Grand Canal is the main traffic corridor of Venice. It is as old of the city itself, being the main channel boaters go when cruising around Venice’s canals. Seeing this canal from one of the main bridges, or taking a boat yourself down the water path is a must-do for anyone travelling to Venice, as you can truly spot up the local atmospheres.
It is the oldest of the four bridges that are stretched over Venice’s Grand Canal. Rebuilt on several occasions in the 12th century due to continuous flooding. It was known as the very first dry crossing over the canal, with prior only Pontoon bridges were used. It skyrocketed in popularity, increasing the traffic in the region. Still to this day, the bridge has a special place in the heart of the locals, being one of the oldest landmarks around!
It is a lesser-known attraction, being the little sister to Venice, but Burano is truly a worthwhile spot to visit. Featuring brightly painted houses, sparkling blue water and boats lining the cobbled stone streets. It was once the main hub for trading, but after its canals became too hard for larger trading boats to travel within, Venice soon took over. However, due to its once-famous past, there is a range of historic attractions to visit within.
When looking at Venice’s postcards and tourist advertisements, you may have gotten a peek at this architectural marvel. The Bridge of Sighs sits right by St. Mark’s square and is attached to the old Doge’s Palace prison complex. Its name came from this fact, as it was typically the last part of Venice convicts saw before entering the prison, hence the many sighs. However, these days, many believe the name comes from the happy sighs tourist’s breath out when visiting this spot, is a picturesque spot to visit, and a romantic one at that!
Once home to Doge, the old ruler of Venice is a lavish, royal palace. Styled in the Venetian Gothic style architecture, the Doge’s Palace is adored by its visitors. With a marvellous interior and exterior guests will marvel at for hours! Hidden within are gilded ceilings, frescoed walls, and fabulous artwork, so make sure to save enough time to discover the goodies inside!
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is perfect for those ready to soak up as much art as they can, known as the region’s supreme art museum. Home to the most influential Romanian artists of the 20th century, with artists like Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Alexander Calder covering the interior walls.
Teatro la Fenice
A breathtakingly opera house that stands out from Venice’s colourful buildings. Being one of the most famous landmarks in the history of Italian theatre. Hiding fascinating stories full of scandal and tragedy behind its grand doors. Damaged by three fires between the 1700s and 1900s, the building has been reconstructed and damaged again for centuries. Leading to many of the building’s past vanishing in the fires a remake. Despite this, the opera house is home to some glorious sights, red and gold walls, and a grand chandelier hanging from the centre ceiling.
Related article: What is the most visited place in Italy?
Explore the Venice Tours!
Morning Venice Gondola Tour
Explore the hidden charms of Venice from the water with this uniquely Venetian experience.
Discover Venice Day Tour
Marvel at the fascinating monuments of Venice as you learn the history of this charming city.
Venice Islands To Murano, Burano & Torcello Tour
Visit the fascinating islands of Venice and soak in the picturesque views of colourful buildings.