Things to do in Venice

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    Piazza San Marco

    Piazza San Marco

    Ranked #1 overall in Venice things to do
    233 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Plaza
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesFoodies

    Went in October just before the acqua alta turned it into a lake. basilica san marco has free entry but lines can be long. We arrived just before 9 and ...

  • 2
    Rialto Bridge

    Rialto Bridge

    Ranked #2 overall in Venice things to do
    143 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Shopping, Historic Site, Bridge
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    Beautiful bridge with nice restaurants around. Very busy though. Very nice view of the canal.

  • 3
    Grand Canal

    Grand Canal

    Ranked #3 overall in Venice things to do
    119 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    If you've never been to Venice you have to take at least one time a vaporetto along the Canal Grande.

  • 4
    Basilica di San Marco

    Basilica di San Marco

    Ranked #4 overall in Venice things to do
    118 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Church
    Popular withHistoryArtsySpiritual

    San Marco is a Venetian jewel. It's often crowded with tourists and strict guides yelling that no photos are allowed (I snuck them anyway), but it's a must-see pretty much ...

  • 5
    Bridge of Sighs

    Bridge of Sighs

    Ranked #5 overall in Venice things to do
    88 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Bridge
    Popular withHistoryArtsyAdventure

    Want to feel really creeped out by touristing around a sight with a lot of actually pretty sad history? This is the bridge for you.

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    Gondola Service

    Gondola Service

    Ranked #6 overall in Venice things to do
    77 reviews
    Tours, Classes and Rentals, Rental Boats
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesLuxury

    A gondola tour is certainly a romantic and relaxing way to explore Venice. As Venetian born and professional local guide these are my recommendations: talk to the gondolier before you ...

  • 7
    Canals of Venice

    Canals of Venice

    Ranked #7 overall in Venice things to do
    49 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryArtsyAdventure

    Inmersive experience like a time travel. Impressive, and with no comparison. Loved it.

  • 8
    Burano

    Burano

    Ranked #8 overall in Venice things to do
    53 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Neighborhood
    Popular withArtsyFamiliesFoodies

    Local legend says the houses are so colourful so the men could find their way home when they were drunk. I don't know if that's true, but it sure makes ...

  • 9
    Palazzo Ducale

    Palazzo Ducale

    Ranked #9 overall in Venice things to do
    51 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Castle or Palace
    Popular withHistoryArtsySpiritual

    The Doge's Palace is a palace built in Venetian Gothic style, a beautiful building and great paintings inside.

  • 10
    Peggy Guggenheim Collection

    Peggy Guggenheim Collection

    Ranked #10 overall in Venice things to do
    48 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Art Museum
    Popular withArtsyHistoryStudents

    Learned a whole lot about Peggy Guggenheim in the museum. Go early if it's on your list of things to do in Venice.

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