Venice Tourist Places to Visit in Venice, Italy, Europe

Venice Tourist Places to Visit in Venice, Italy, Europe

Venice is an Italian city situated in the northeastern part of the country covering an area of 414.57 sq. km. It is the capital of both Venice province and Veneto region and is located about 270 km east of the city of Milan and 530 km north of Rome, the capital of Italy. Together with its lagoon, the city of Venice is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Geography of Venice:

Venice is separated from the mainland Italy by canals and connected by bridges, geographically positioned between 45°26′15″ N latitude and 12°20′9″ E longitude. Venice covers a total area of 414.57 sq. km.


History of Venice:

Venice takes its name from the ancient Veneti people who settled in site of what is today’s Venice, in the 10th century BC. Venice served as the capital of the Republic of Venice in the past. Venice is called by different names for its historical importance and natural wonders such as “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Masks”, “La Dominante” and “The Floating City”.


How to reach Venice?

Venice is served by Venice Marco Polo Airport located on the mainland, around 8 km away from the heart of Venice and covers most of the major European cities including Dublin, Vienna, Pristina, London, Madrid, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich and few Asian cities as well.

There are taxis and buses always ready to serve tourists at the airport. By bus, it takes around €2.50 for round-trip from the airport to Venice.

Venice is also reachable by boat from the mainland Italy.

Public transportation in Venice is operated by ACTV.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Venice:

Venice is the home town of the famous Italian Baroque composer and virtuoso violinist, Antonio Vivaldi. The major events held in Venice include Regata ‘Storica, La Biennale di Venezia and Voga Longa.

Some typical shopping options in Venice are:

  • I Tre Mercanti
  • Francis Model
  • Fanny
  • Atelier Marega

The prime restaurants in Venice:

  • Osteria Al Cravatte
  • Osteria Enoteca Ai Artisti
  • Do Farai
  • La Bitta


Things to do in Venice:

  • Festival celebrations
  • Boating
  • Shopping


Places to see in Venice:

Saint Mark’s Basilica:

Saint Mark’s Basilica or Basilica di San Marco is a must visit site in Venice. It is open for tourists between 9:45AM – 4:45PM (October-March) and 9:45AM-5PM (April-September). No entrance fee. Don’t miss it.


Correr Museum:

Located on San Marco Square in Venice, the Correr Museum showcases the art and history of Venice featuring an archeological museum, picture gallery and library hall. The admission fee is €14.


Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo:

The Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo is situated in the vicinity of the Church of San Stae holding a wide range of fabrics and costumes of the 18th century. Except Monday it is open for visitors on all the days of the week between 10:00 am–5:00 pm.


List of other places of interest in Venice includes:

  • Doge’s Palace
  • Bell tower of St. Mark
  • Clock Tower
  • Jewish Ghetto of Venice
  • Scuola grande di San Rocco
  • San Giacomo di Rialto
  • Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
  • Galleria dell’Accademia di Venezia
  • The Jewish Museum
  • San Giovanni e Paolo
  • The Peggy Guggenheim Museum
  • Santa Maria dei Miracoli
  • San Simeone Piccolo
  • La Fenice Theater
  • Carlo Goldoni’s House


Best time to visit Venice:

Probably from September to November is the ideal time to trip colorful Venice.


Accommodation options in Venice:

Venice is a grand city packed with around 1000 prominent accommodation centers categorized as hotels, BB and inns and vacation rentals and some of the best options are as follows:

  • Corte Di Gabriela
  • Hotel Moresco
  • Oltre Il Giardino
  • Hotel Canal Grande
  • Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo
  • Hotel Le Isole
  • The Gritti Palace
  • Al Ponte Antico Hotel
  • Hotel Ai Reali
  • Hotel Antiche Figure
  • Arcadia Boutique Hotel
  • Residence Corte Grimani
  • Ca’ Maria Adele
  • Hotel Palazzo Stern
  • Hotel a La Commedia

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