Venice Guides

Guide to Venice

The magnificent city on water – Venice is jam-packed with everything you could want in a holiday destination.

Venice is nothing short of unique, built on mudbanks in the lagoon, having forgone the convenience of cars for the charisma of canals. Getting lost in Venice is part of the fun, and if you’re on foot you’ll only find small backstreets or large piazzas, not a single street in sight.

Facts About Venice

Top Attractions

Doge's Palace

Venetian Gothic-style palace.

St Mark's Basilica and the Campanile

Gorgeous cathedral and top tourist attraction.

Grand Canal

This one speaks for itself.

Rialto Bridge and Markets

One of the most famous sights in Venice.

Main Districts

Cultural Hotspots

Teatro La Fenice

This opera house is one of the most famous landmarks for Italian theatre and a great way to round your trip off!

Ca’ D’Oro

Ca’ D’Oro – one of the city’s oldest palaces, this gilded beauty is also one of the most photogenic!

Crowded street by a canal in Venice on a nice day

I Gesuiti

Also known as the church of Santa Maria Assunta, this 18th century church’s ornate decor speaks for itself.

Palazzo Fortuny

Head to this art museum to find all manner of Italian Gothic masterpieces.

Free Walking Tour

Venice Free Walking Tours offer tours at 9AM, 11AM, and 1PM, lasting between 2.5 and 3 hours, taking in the city from a local’s point of view, off the beaten track – so you won’t cover St Mark’s Square here!

It’s always best to book your spot online as these tend to sell out quickly, but you can hedge your bets by turning up at your meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour. Tours start at different points, so check ahead on their website.

Trips to Venice