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Top 10 places in Venice
Our app features the history of 205 monuments and great sites including places to discover Venice. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Venice
The Grand Canal Is the final route of an ancient river that debouched into the sea. To stretch the Canal Grande on a vaporetto is a wonder: palaces sumptuous, very aesthetic and of various characteristics mark the route during which one will discover several styles. The first constructions were... Read more
The Doge's Palace: In the 9th century it was a fortress; It was gradually transformed into a palace, without internal distribution changing: apartments of the doges and meeting rooms of the government on the floors, offices of magistrates, housings of the guards and staff on the ground floor,... Read more
Saint Mark's Basilica (interior): The interior is imposing with its 5 cupolas resting on enormous pillars, its 3 naves separated by marble columns, its first floor. But what is especially beautiful is the beautiful marble pavements and the magnificent mosaics on a gold background that decorate... Read more
The Bridge of Sighs: Built in 1602 in the Baroque style, it connects the Doge's Palace to the New Prisons Palace: completely closed, it is traversed by two corridors: one led to the prisons, the other to the interrogation rooms , The torture rooms and the "Plombs", a secret prison under the... Read more
La Fenice Theater: After the burning of the San Benedetto Theater in 1789, the Fenice Theater was built and inaugurated in 1792. It mainly presents operas but also ballets, music concerts, plays and acquires immediately A great fame. Destroyed by a fire in 1832, it was immediately rebuilt and... Read more
The Riva degli Schiavoni: Schiavonia was the ancient name of Dalmatia; Dalmatian merchants and fishermen came to sell their produce on this shore, hence its name. The long and beautiful promenade, with a magnificent view of the Lido and the island of San Giorgio, was enlarged and laid out in 1782.... Read more
The church of Santa Maria della Salute: Its construction is the result of a vow made by the Patriarch of Venice, to erect a church when the plague occurred in 1630 and to go there every year in procession. The plague nevertheless caused 800,000 deaths in Venice, and among them the Doge and the... Read more
The Campanile: Built around the year 900, it was first a lighthouse and a tower designed to observe the approaching ships. Around 1515 it was raised to an altitude of 100 m by the addition of a bell tower with 5 bells, a cube decorated with lions and allegories, then a pyramid-shaped spire with ... Read more
The tower of the clock: It was probably built by Mauro Codussi (1499), inspired by Alberti's architectural theories (the tower opens a passage on a main thoroughfare). It was intended to carry a new clock, built and maintained by the Ranieri, father and son, replacing an older clock.... Read more
Saint Mark's Square: This sumptuous and harmonious place is the culmination of many transformations. Originally, on the site were gardens and a ducal palace, a fortress with towers, surrounded by a canal; In front of the palace, a basin allowed to unload the goods. In 828, the relics of the... Read more
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