One of the most elegant and refined city in Europe and it is renowned for the beauty of its architecture, and its artwork. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site.

Architecture and monuments

Venice itself is a monument, an open-air museum. St. Mark’s Square is really the heart of Venice, mostly because of its location on the banks of the Grand Canal, and because of the great number of beautiful, historical monuments located there; St. Mark’s Basilica majestically symbolizes the lagoon and enshrines the city’s history; The Doge’s Palace, Venice, has façades which date from 1309-1424, designed by Giovanni and Bartolomeo Buon. The Bridges: the Rialto Bridge, the Accademia Bridge, the Bridge of Sighs, the Scalzi Bridge,
seen on foot or with a ride in the typical Venetian gondolas they are a fascinating dive into history

Museums and exhibition

Venice is a museum in itself, but it is also one of the most lively cultural hotspots in the world, with outstanding museums and exhibitions. The Venice Arsenale medieval dockyard complex, Ca’ Pesaro with International Gallery of Modern Art, the Carlo Goldoni house, the Doge’s Palace in Venice (Italian: Palazzo Ducale) is a monumental building complex and a popular art museums, the Gallerie dell’Accademia is an art museum in Venice which holds a large collection of Old Masters’ painting, and the Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci, National Archaeological Museum, Fortuny Palace, Grassi Palace, Punta della Dogana are most important.
Another suggestion is to also visit the less-famous districts of the city, such as the eastern part of Dorsoduro with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and Castello where the Venice Biennale (of Art or Architecture) takes place each year from late April to late November.


Attractions and curiosities

The Carnival of Venice is said to have started from a victory for the Republic of Venice in the year 1162. In honor of this victory, the people began to dance and gather in Piazza San Marco. After a long absence, the Carnival returned in 1979. The Italian government decided to bring back the history and culture of Venice and tried to use the traditional Carnival as a representation of its history. The craftsmanship of Venetian masks is unique in the world. Since then, around 3 million visitors come to Venice every year for the Carnival. One of the most important events is the competition for the most beautiful mask (“the most beautiful mask”) which is judged by a jury of international costume designers and stylists.
The Venice Rialto Market is a unique market in the world. This daily market is full of Venetian specialties. You will admire the place! Above all, local people from around Venice still buy their fresh products on a daily base at this market. Get involved and smell the atmosphere of this market. The fresh Mediterranean products are delicious!
The art of blown glass, which can also be seen live on the island of Murano is one of the fundamental stages to appreciate Venice. In addition to a museum, where you can learn about the history and admire the most representative works of this millennial art, there are numerous shops that exhibit and sell small and large objects of absolute quality.