The tourist attractions of Venice seem almost unlimited when you consider that cities history has remained intact over the centuries as Venice escaped conquest until finally Napoleons brought an end to the Venetian Republic. Sightseeeing in Venice is like no other city in the world and with its tourist attractions only just a short stroll away it offers the tourist a unique experience.
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF VENICE
Sightseeing in Venice with its numerous tourist attractions offers the tourist visiting the city of Venice a unique experience in comparison to other Italian and European cities. A city built in swamp lands, surrounded by the sea, and intricately laced with canals populated by colorful Venetian Gondolas the city of Venice seduces all who visit her! The attractions for the visiting tourist are numerous, and sightseeing will depend on how many days you are staying in Venice. Below you will find further information on some of the major tourist attractions of the city, with additional links to particular districts (or as Venetians call them "Sestiere") of the city where other attractions can be found.
One of the main tourist attractions in Venice for sightseeing is Piazza San Marco (St. Marks Square). Within St. marks square are many keys for the first time visitor to help them start to understand the uniqueness of the city of Venice. On one side the square opens up on the Bay of San Marco, and this was originally the front gate to the city of Venice as in ancient times people arrived via sea routes into the city. St. Marks features the tourist attractions of St. Marks Basilica, The Doges Palace, its soaring bell-tower and numerous other important buildings that line the rest of the square offering agreat start for your sightseeing in Venice. For further information on St. Marks square .........
The Basilica of St. Marks is probably the most visited tourist attraction in the city, a must-see sight for sightseeing in Venice for the first-time visitor. To avoid the long limes outisde the Basilica take our Original Venice Walking tour to avoid the lines and to enjoy a thorough introduction to the city of Venice. With all this history, and one historical building after another our Original Walk will help you get a true sense of the place and along its two-hour route you'll enjoy some great sightseeing and see many fine examples of tourist attractions in Venice.
The Doges Palace, Palazzo Ducale, is another popular tourist attraction for the sightseeing in Venice. It stands alongside the St. Marks Basilica and the two buildings echo influences of the East in their architectural style. A Byzantine-Gothic style of architecture that is another reason why the tourist attractions of Venice are so unique. Sightseeing in Venice is unlike any other city in the world. The Doges Palace was the home of the Venetian ruler the Doge, and his government. On our Secret Itinerary & Doges Palace Tour avoid the lines and enjoy a fascinating tour of both the lavish public rooms and the famed secret itinerary of the Doges Palace. For further information on the Doges Palace ..........
Another tourist attraction of Venice is a ride in one of the famous Gondolas with a Venetian Gondeliere along the narrow canals of the inner quarters of the city. This mode of transport provides a very different view of the city for sightseeing in Venice. Avoid Gondola rides along the Grand canal as the water-way is to wide and open, the ideal ride on a Gondola is on the back canals where you pass under enchanting bridges through narrow channels dominating by picturesque palaces to enjoy a more intimate experience of the city. For more information of the Venetian Gondola ........
The Grand Canal is Venice's biggest and most elaborate tourist attraction stretching from the railway station to the far end of Venice where St. Marks square is to be found. Sightseeing is especially fulfilling along this precious waterway lined with palaces, churches and numerous other buildings reflecting the uniqueness of Venice. This particular tourist attraction of Venice is best viewed by boat on our Grand Canal Boat Tour which provides the ideal method for sightseeing along its route.
To assist you in your planning of your trip to Venice, below we have listed additional information on tourist attractions and sightseeing in the other parts of the city.
Sightseeing and tourist attractions in the San Marco District, the most central part of the city that boasts St. Marks square, Basilica, Doges Palace amongst its tourist attractions.
Sightseeing and tourist attractions in the Castello District. The Castello district named after the medieval fortifications that initially formed its shape is home to the famous Arsenale, Biennale Art Exhibitons & Public Gardens.
Sightseeing and tourist attractions in the Dorsoduro District. The Dorsoduro district is home to the Accademia, Peggy Guggenheim Museum, one of the few remaining Gondola workshops and the lively Campo Santa Margherita.
Sightseeing and Tourist attractions in the Cannaregio District. The Canneregio District is home to the Jewish Ghetto, Ca D'oro, and is one of the few residential areas of the city that boasts a fine selection of restaurants.
Sightseeing and tourist attractions in the San Polo district of Venice. The San Polo district is home to the Rialto Fish Market, Friari Church and was the wall street of the Venetian Mercantile Empire where the notorious Merchants of Venice went about their business!