Things to do in Venice

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Doge's Palace Venice

The Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale in Italian) is one of La Serenissima's most iconic landmarks. The first Doge's Palace was built on this spot in the 9th century but was destroyed by fire. The Gothic palace that stands in St. Mark's Square today dates back to the 14th century. It has undergone many refurbishments and upgrades over the years. Since the 16th century, it's been linked to the New Prison by the (in)famous Bridge of Sighs.

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St. Mark's Basilica

An enormous monument enriched with history, art, religion, and culture – to say the least! St Mark’s Basilica is made of impeccable treasures, inside out, from the 'Pala d'Oro' behind the altar, adorned in precious stones to the four horses on the façade that symbolize strength and freedom.

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St Mark's Bell Tower

St. Mark's Bell Tower (Campanile di San Marco) is attached to St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy. At 98.6 m tall, St. Mark's Bell Tower is the tallest structure in Venice, and was rebuilt in 1912 after its collapse in 1902.

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Venice Gondola Rides

Drift through the dreamy canals of Venice on a gondola ride

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Venice City Cards

Cover all your Venice essentials with multiple city card options. Get onto the water with a classic gondola ride in the Venetian canals, or enjoy public transport around the city for the duration of your pass. Combine admission tickets to enter the world-famous St. Mark’s Basilica, the majestic Doge's Palace, in addition to a number of Venetian hotspots.

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Venice Concerts

Whether it's the opera or an orchestra, experience a musical night in Venice

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Venice Islands Tours

With its turquoise canals, picturesque bridges and romantic gondolas, Venice is a sightseer’s dream. Make the most of Venice with a visit to one of its colorful islands on a day trip to Murano, Burano and Torcello from Venice. Float between the islands with direct transport for a variety of experiences. From glassblowing and lagoon tours, there’s a day trip from Venice to suit everyone.

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Teatro La Fenice

The Teatro La Fenice in Venice is one of the most important landmarks in the history of Italian theater - and in the entire history of opera.

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Peggy Guggenheim Collection

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is one of the most important museums in Italy when it comes to European and American art from the first half of the 20th century. It's located in Venice at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, on the Grand Canal, in what was once Peggy Guggenheim's home.

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Palazzo Pisani

Palazzo Pisani in Santo Stefano is the largest patrician palaces in Venice, home of Doge Alvise Pisani. An architectural masterpiece by Frigimelica, it overlooks Campiello Pisani, and home to the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory.

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The Venice Pass

  1. St.Mark’s Basilica Premium Ticket
  2. Doge's Palace
  3. Grand Canal by Gondola

+ 1 other top thing to do

4.4 (459)
From $113.22 $102.34

St.Mark's Square Pass

  1. Doge's Palace
  2. St. Mark's Campanile
  3. St.Mark’s Basilica Premium Ticket
3.8 (4)
From $80.56 $76.21

Venice Discovery Pass

  1. Doge's Palace
  2. Venice Public Transport Ticket
  3. Chorus Churches Circuit

+ 2 other top things to do

3.5 (107)
From $100.16

Points of interest in Venice

Venice guides and itineraries

The Perfect Venice 2-Day Itinerary

Italy’s floating city will capture your heart and melt it like a bucket of gelato. Venice’s blue-hued canals, graceful gondolas and romantic architecture were all designed to wow, and with this 2-day itinerary you’ll never run out things to do in Venice. From losing your friends in the narrow alleyways, to posing on picturesque bridges, to eating your bodyweight in pizza, Venice has it all.

  • Doge's Palace: Fast Track
  • St. Mark's Basilica & Pala D’Oro: Skip the Line
  • Go for a gondola ride
  • Explore Venice

Your Guide to Venetian Craftsmanship

Venice is a city known for its exquisite craftsmanship. Keep reading for what to do in Venice to get a feel for the art, craftsmanship, and food that makes this city so special.

  • Murano & Burano Islands
  • Carnival Mask Making Workshop
  • Venetian Public Transport