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Top tourist attractions in venice

recognized in the world, St. Mark's Basilica

Tourist attractions in Venice – Certainly Venice’s best-known church, and one of the most easily recognized in the world, St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) was originally the Doge’s private chapel.

The vast expanse of Venice's largest square

Venice’s largest square

The vast expanse of Venice’s largest square is brought together and made to seem almost intimate by the elegant uniformity of its architecture on three sides. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) is loved as Venice’s living room.

The place everybody gathers, strolls, drinks coffee, stops to chat, meets friends and tour guides.

Venice once stepped

Rialto Bridge,and the arrival points

The Grand Canal

Sweeping through the heart of Venice in a giant reverse S curve, the Grand Canal is the principal boulevard through the city, connecting Piazza San Marco, Rialto Bridge,and the arrival points of the rail station and bridge from the mainland.

Built in 1588, some 150 years after the collapse

Once the only bridge across the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge marks the spot of the island’s first settlement, called Rivus Altus (high bank). Built in 1588, some 150 years after the collapse of a previous wooden bridge, this stone arch supports two busy streets and a double set of shops.

Venetian artist Tintoretto won the competition

Venetian artist Tintoretto

This impressive white marble building was built between 1515 and 1560 to house a charitable society dedicated to San Rocco.

Ca' d'Oro

furnaces sweeping through Venice's tightly

A trip to Venice wouldn’t be complete without hopping aboard a vaporetto for the ride across the lagoon to Murano, home of Venice’s fabled glass workers.

15th-18th-century Venetian

, Palazzo Rezzonico gives a vivid picture

Just as Ca’ d’Oro lets you glimpse into the life of the late Middle Ages. Palazzo Rezzonico gives a vivid picture of life here in the Baroque and Rococo periods, in the 18th century.

14th-century campanile

This Gothic church

This Gothic church was begun by the Franciscans about 1340 and finished with the completion of the facade, interior. Atwo chapels in the middle of the 15th century. Its impressive 14th-century campanile is the second highest in the city.

island of Torcello

After the vast grandeur of St. Mark’s and the soaring expanse of Frari, little Santa Maria dei Miracoli is like a fresh breeze. A masterpiece of Early Renaissance architecture by Pietro Lombardo.

Europe's first real beach

The long (12-kilometer) strip of sand that separates the Venetian lagoon from the Adriatic Sea was Europe’s first real beach resort. Its heyday, at the turn of the 20th century. Europe’s most fashionable watering hole for royalty and the day’s celebs.

the largest and busiest in the world

The Arsenal, the shipyard of the Venetian Republic.

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