Venice

Venice

The city of canals and alleyways, numerous islands and bridges, the city of gondolas and wondrous vistas, jaw dropping architecture, postcard - perfect palaces, the city of the carnival and the masks, in a nut shell – a city one can fall in love with quite easily. All of these words seem to describe Venice as one of the most well-known tourist destinations in the world. Venice offers loads to visitors: stunningly beautiful palaces and superb buildings that will take you on a trip through the rich history of this unique city, numerous canals to cross either on foot or by a gondola, a number of islands that still seem to stay hidden to most tourists, as well as a huge number of tourist sights and museums. As the saying goes, even the Venetians get lost in Venice.

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Photos

Photos of Venice

On this page you can find the best photos of all tourist sights in the city of Venice. This is the fastest way to get to know Venice and all of its tourist attractions.This photo gallery is interactive, which means that it is composed of the most viewed photos of tourist sights and attraction in Venice. Therefore, the visitors of the website are the ones that create this gallery themselves.

Photos of Venice

Tourist map

Map of Venice

Discover what is nearby, all museums, sights, shopping and nightlife zones in one place.

Tourist map of Venice

History

History of Venice
Venice is a city of ancient origins, according to some the first inhabitants date back to the Western Roman Empire. During the middle ages this city experienced an enormous prosper due to commerce, which allowed local population to build beautiful palaces that tourist admire even today. On this webpage visitors may learn more about the history of Venice as well as how to read the most interesting facts about the city.

History of Venice

Sights

Sights in Venice

Venice is a maze of streets and islands that mostly stay hidden to tourists who tend to walk only around the main few streets. On this page you will be able to see the full list of the most well-known tourist attractions (tourist sight) of Venice. The list is interactive and your votes are the only criteria we use for rating the attractions.

Sights in Venice

Museums

Museums in Venice

Even though the space is rather limited in this historic jewel, the number of museums as well as the richness of their collections is very surprising. Not only are the museums with historical theme so numerous and with rich collections, but there are also museums dedicated to contemporary art. Therefore, visitors will be able to learn about the wealthy period of Venetian commerce, expansions and falls, but also to learn about contemporary art where some visitors will admire the modern art, while others will wonder if this is really art. On this page you will find a full list of museums in the city of Venice.

Museums in Venice

Islands

Islands in Venice

On this page you will find a complete list of the islands of Venice. Apart from the historic center of Venice, there are also numerous islands that are very visited and well-known among tourists. Often, tourists visit the city for just a few days and loose time trying to figure out which islands to visit and how to get to them. This page was envisioned in such a manner to allow you to browse through the articles about most well-known islands of Venice in order to get an idea, in just a few minutes, what Venice has to offer and quickly find the most useful information. Also, each article is backed up with a large number of photos allowing you to really get to know the islands of Venice as fast as possible.

Islands in Venice

Shopping

Shopping in Venice

Since its foundation, Venice was best known for commerce. Little has changed over time because nowadays visitors can find most luxurious brands, as well as local artisan products in numerous shops in the city center. Venice is also famous for the products of glass and its Murano glass that was produced here for centuries. When it comes to world famous retail chains, the selection is rather limited in the city center, because these shops are mostly located in big malls on the mainland, away from the reach of most tourists. On this page you can find our advice on shopping in Venice.

Shopping in Venice

Events

Events in Venice

Venice is famous for its annual events. Two of the most well-known ones are the Venetian Carnival and Venetian Regatta. The fame of the Venetian Carnival and its masks reached all corners of the world, making it one of the most talked-about carnivals in the world. On the other hand, Venetian Regatta was so popular that the actual world regatta that entered most of the European languages originates from Venice.

Events in Venice

Lists

Lists in Venice

Usually, we look the information in a specific format: what to visit in Venice, top ten attractions in Venice, things to do in Venice, what to see in Venice etc. This page is dedicated to the articles in that specific format, that will allow you to get an introduction to the tourist destination and allow you to learn about the most important tourist attractions, which you certainly should consider visiting. Each attraction in these articles is linked to the original texts where you will be able to get more information on the history, prices, working hours etc.

Lists in Venice

Warnings

Warnings in Venice

There are numerous things that visitors should pay attention on while visiting Venice. Usually you will not find these warnings on other websites, but they are extremely important for those visiting this city for the first time. We summarized the most important issues regarding Venice on this webpage.

Warnings in Venice

Parking

Parking in Venice

On this page you will see the list of car parks in Venice and Mestre. Having no experience, tourists often look for the best place to leave their cars so that they can enjoy the visit to the city or a place to leave their car for a few days while they board the cruise ships that stop in Venice.

Parking in Venice

Supermarkets

Supermarkets in Venice

On this page you will find the list of supermarkets in Venice. In case you are staying in the city for a few days, understanding the offer and how affordable different supermarkets are may be of great help, especially to tourists who are visiting the city for the first time.

Supermarkets in Venice

Post offices

Post offices in Venice

On this page you will find a list of post offices in Venice, their location and working hours. Due to the unique layout of the city and its narrow corridors, visitors who want to send a postcard or a package back home may spend half a day looking for a post office. In addition, most post offices in Venice work until 13h, which seems to add to their frustration and confusion.

Post offices in Venice

History of Venice

Venice is one of the most well-known tourist sites in the world and the most visited destination in Italy. Venice draws millions of tourists every year that get mesmerized by its architecture, numerous bridges, canals, gondoliers in their traditional costumes, simply by the charm of Venice. Venice started as a “refugee camp” for inhabitants of local terrains on the firm land. During the last years of the Western Roman Empire, followed by numerous intrusions of different conquerors from the north, local population sought shelter in the shallow Venetian lagoon. Under the protection of Byzantine, Venice grew and got incredibly rich due to its trading, mostly in the east. Sometime along the way, the Venetian Republic got its independence and started to expand its territory and trade to become one of the important countries on the European continent. With the discovery of the new world (America) and with the final fall of Byzantine (Eastern Roman Empire) its trading routes became less important, which marked the final decline of the Venetian Republic. Nowadays, Venice is atourist jewel, marked as one of the most important destinations to visits in the world. Its palaces, tight corridors, numerous small and large canals, make it a much desired tourist destination. The city “museum” also offers many tourist attractions.

History of Venice

Tourist destinations in Italy:

Venice

The city of canals and alleyways, numerous islands and bridges, the city of gondolas and wondrous vistas, jaw dropping architecture, postcard - perfect palaces, the city of the carnival and the masks, in a nut shell – a city one can fall in love with quite easily. All of these words seem to describe Venice as one of the most well-known tourist destinations in the world. Venice offers loads to visitors: stunningly beautiful palaces and superb buildings that will take you on a trip through the rich history of this unique city, numerous canals to cross either on foot or by a gondola, a number of islands that still seem to stay hidden to most tourists, as well as a huge number of tourist sights and museums. As the saying goes, even the Venetians get lost in Venice.

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Rome

The eternal city, a city of glorious past, a city of chequered history, the cradle of Roman Catholic Church - are just some attributes that distinguish Rome from other popular tourist destinations. Tourists will be able to take a peek at the beauty and glory of once the most important city in the world and to enjoy its more modern architectural marvels, mostly built by a number of different popes in quick or slow succession. Don’t just visit Colosseum and Saint Peter’s Cathedral, Rome has so much more to offer.

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Ravenna

Ravenna is a city of history, numerous monuments that stand in silent testimony of its turbulent past as well as its fame and glory as the capital city of many an empire and kingdom. The main attractions of Ravenna are certainly its churches and mosaics that all date back to the 5th and 6th century and the early Christian societies in Europe. The scale and splendour of colorful Byzantine mosaics, their historical significance as well as monuments that date back to the Ostrogoths were even recognized by UNESCO who included eight sites in this small city on their World Heritage list. Ravenna is a city which lets its visitors to embark on a journey through history and especially through the history of Byzantine, from the civilization of which only but a faint remnant has survived throughout the world.

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Milan

Milano is a city of fashion, a city fascinated with the idea of beauty, a city of stunningly beautiful Gothic architecture, a city of compelling culture, a city of the young, city of fabulous fairs and architectural accomplishments. All of these attributes seem to describe Milan, which is the business capital of Italy, which oozes its charm to its visitors in a matter of seconds. To a contemporary tourist Milan offers grand, awe inspiring buildings, a multitude of museums, riveting religious buildings, its culture as a mixture of the modern trends and the tradition that goes all the way back to the Roman Empire, glitz and glamour of its shopping malls and different nightlife zones that will appeal to the tastes of all visitors.

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Lake Garda

This is the page dedicated to Lake Garda on which you can find a complete tourist guide and suggestions about what to visit while planning your trip to the lake. Lake Garda is one of three great lakes in the northern Italy. Its lovely little towns on the shores of the lake draw an incredible number of tourists each year, who flock there for its mild and mellow climate, strolls on the lake shores, traditional Italian cuisine and of course to stand in awe before the heritage of this region laid bare for us to gaze at in a host of castles, wondrous villas and picturesque villages and dainty little towns.

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