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10 Best Things to Do in Venice

Galleria dell’ Accadamia

  • Price: $6.50 (for a single adult)
  • Duration: 30 minutes

(Opening hours 8:15-19:15 Tues – Sun. 8:15 – 14:00 Mon. Admission €6.50, reduced €3.25)

This is one of Italy’s foremost museums and has a great collection of masterpieces, including works by Canaletto, Bellini, Carpaccio and Tiepolo.

Walk to Palazzo Barbargio

  • Price: FREE
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After taking in the culture of the Accadamia, walk around the outside of the building turning immediately left onto Calle Nov Pistor and walk straight ahead, crossing the Rio San Vio canal and turning left to the Palazzo Barbargio and the edge of the Grand Canal.

Palazzo Barbargio

  • Price: FREE
  • Duration: 20 minutes

A 16th century palace noted for its inclusion of Mosaic tiles in the 1880’s, which were created by the glass workers of Murano. In its day it was considered garish and out of place with the elegant surrounds of the Grand Canal, today, part of the building houses a showroom to the skills of the Murano glass blowers.

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Walk to the Peggy Guggenheim Museum

  • Price: FREE
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Return to the main road, Calle dei Leoni and proceed for 100 meters where you will reach the Guggenheim on your left, again alongside the waters of the Grand Canal.

The Peggy Guggenheim Museum

  • Price: $12.00 (for a single adult)
  • Duration: 40 minutes

(Opening hours 10:00-18:00 Weds – Mon, closed Tues. Admission €12, Seniors €10)

Housed in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, the philanthropist and wife of the artist Max Ernst, Peggy Guggenheim established the gallery with its substantial collection of modem masters, including works by Picasso, De Chirico, Ernst, Miro, Kandinsky, Duchamp and Dali.

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Walk to Basilica Santa Maria della Salute

  • Price: FREE
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Upon leaving the gallery carry on along the main road, walking parallel with the Grand Canal for approximately 300 meters. You cannot miss the target of your journey as the dome of the Santa Maria della Salute looms up in front of you.

Basilica Santa Maria della Salute

  • Price: FREE
  • Duration: 30 minutes (Opening hours 9.00 – 12.00 and 13.00 – 17.00 daily. Admission free)

This massive church holds a dominant position alongside the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro district.

An octagonal church, capped with a massive dome, its iconic shape making it popular with many artists, including Canaletto, JMW Turner, John Singer Sargent and Francesco Guardi. The church contains “The Marriage at Cana” by Tintoretto and a number of pieces by Titian, including the ceiling fresco of David and Goliath. The church also features in paintings by Canaletto and a poem by Jean Cocteau.

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Walk to the Church of San Trovaso

  • Price: FREE
  • Duration: 20 minutes

Having explored the basilica take the Fondantante delle Salute and head south, crossing the canal and joining the Calle dello Squero on the left. This reaches the wide expanses of the Guidecca Canal after 100 meters. Hereyou will find yourself on the wide promenade of the Fondamente Zattere al Sprinto Santo.

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This is a pleasant stroll past old warehouses, restaurants, galleries and gorgeous hotels until you reach the turning onto Fondamente Nani, 120 meters past the Church of San Gesuati. Walking along side the Rio de San Trovaso canal you can see the boatyard and the Church of San Trovaso on the opposite bank, which can be reached by crossing over the first bridge, Ponte San Trovaso.

Church of San Trovaso

  • Price: FREE
  • Duration: 10 minutes

(Opening hours 15:00 – 18:00 Mon – Sat)

The church of San Trovaso, which can be found in the former shipbuilding quarter of Venice, is dedicated to two saints, St Gervase and St Protasius. Uniquely, it has two decorative entrances that are supposedly due to a feud between two families who refused to use the same door. Despite its dour interior, there are a couple of paintings of note, “The Last Supper” by Tintoretto and the “Temptation of St Anthony” by Giambono.

Gondola Boatyard

  • Price: FREE
  • Duration: 10 minutes

Next door to the church is the only surviving Gondola boatyard, which were once prevalent in the area. Here the elegant craft are still produced and repaired by hand and you can see these magnificent black and gold boats as they are worked upon.

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Walk to Zattere

  • Price: FREE
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Leaving the church through Campo San Trovaso and past the boatyard you keep following the road until you are back on the Zattere promenade once more.

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