1. Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Venice is known for its museums, but perhaps none more so than the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. You’ll find this modern art museum on the Grand Canal between the Gallerie dell’Accademia and Santa Maria Della Salute. It’s hands down one of Europe’s best modern art museums. It's home to an awe-inspiring collection of masterpieces spanning art eras and a range of different styles. The museum is named after its founder, the well-known art collector, Peggy Guggenheim. She was a devoted art lover and enjoyed adding new pieces to her ever-growing collection before her death in 1979. Her legacy has become one of Venice’s most visited attractions.
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2. St Mark's Basilica

As one of the most popular landmarks in the city, the Basilica of St Mark, Venice, Italy is a sight to behold. This Roman Catholic cathedral takes the crown as the most famous church in all of Venice. Known for its Byzantine architecture, Gothic ornamental roofline and gold mosaic flooring, you’ll have a fantastic time exploring this historic treasure. Discover its ancient legends and mysteries with a guided tour or make your own way around to explore the church at your own pace.
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3. Teatro La Fenice

If you’re a fan of theatre shows and operas, pay a visit to the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy. Arguably the most famous Italian theatre, the likes of Bellini, Rossini and Donizetti have all staged memorable operas at the Teatro La Fenice. With shows selling out fast, it’s worth checking the year-round schedule before you visit to make sure you get the tickets you want and don’t miss out. Whether you’re into classical opera performances, orchestral concerts or ballet, you can find various shows hitting the stage throughout the year.
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4. Galleria Dell Accademia

The Galleria Dell Accademia is a famous museum in Venice and home to a superb collection of amazing Venetian art. You’ll stumble across this museum in the Sestiere Dorsoduro district on the south side of the Grand Canal. If you love history and want to learn more about the history of Venice through mesmerising artwork, make sure to visit the Galleria Dell Accademia.
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5. Grand Canal Venice

The Grand Canal, Italy, connects most of Venice’s top attractions and acts as one of the city’s main waterways. The canal is over two miles long and connects with a labyrinth of smaller canals that wind through the city. When you visit Venice, you’ll spend a good portion of your time riding water buses, small boats and gondolas along the Grand Canal to reach your destination.
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6. Rialto Bridge

Venice is a city of winding canals and breathtaking bridges such as the stone-arched Rialto Bridge. It curves up over the narrowest part of the Grand Canal, connecting the districts of San Marco and San Polo. It’s the oldest bridge on the main canal and was built in 1181. However, it was rebuilt between 1588 and 1591 to give the locals easier access to Rialto. It’s one of the most visited bridges in the city and renowned for its architectural style that’s reminiscent of the Renaissance era.
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7. Doge’s Palace

Visiting Doge’s Palace in Venice should be on the top of your bucket list when you visit Italy. Shrouded in mystery and intrigue, Doge’s Palace was once home to the ruler of Venice and since then, has become one of its most famous landmarks. Its Gothic architecture is nothing short of a masterpiece and with an all-inclusive tour, you’ll get to explore its museums, council chambers, prisons and hidden passageways to the fullest.
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8. Sighs Bridge

Not many bridges in the world have as much history and intrigue as the Bridge of Sighs in Venice. If you were to look at the bridge from afar without knowing about its story, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s just like the other dozen bridges in Venice. However, the Bridge of Sighs, also known as the Bridge of the Sorrowful, is where convicted prisoners crossed when they left the court and made their way to their prison cell - or, for the unlucky ones, the room of torment.
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9. Waterbus Tour on Grand Canal

Take a trip along Venice’s most famous waterway with a tour along the Grand Canal. Travelling by waterbus, otherwise known as vaporetti, you’ll cruise on the canals taking in the city’s most iconic sights along the way.
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10. Venetian Secret Wine Tour

Sip your way through famous Venetian wine bars as you explore the city on a secret wine tour. With so many places to enjoy a tipple, you’ll discover the best local hotspots to have a glass or two of vino with the help of your expert tour guide.
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11. Rialto Market

Walking through the Rialto Market, prepare to be amazed by the sights, sounds and smells as you explore endless stalls alongside the Grand Canal. Located right in the heart of historic Venice, it has been a popular attraction since the 11th century.
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12. Piazza San Marco

Your visit to Venice would not be complete without spending time at Piazza San Marco. As the main square in the city, and the only one referred to by locals as a true ‘piazza’, it’s the cultural hub of Venice.
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13. Gondola Hire

Explore the famous canals of Venice by hiring your very own gondola for a romantic trip through the city. Sit back and relax as your traditionally dressed gondolier navigates the waterways.
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