Sightseeing, Attractions, Around Venice

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CITY TOURS in Venice

GRAND CANAL CRUISE (sightseeing by vaporetto)

Tickets: 30 EUR/person

Schedule: non-stop

Route: Giardinetti San Marco - Church of Madonna della Salute - Ca' Venier - Ca' Foscari - 

Ca' Rezzonico - Rialto Bridge - Ca' d'Oro - Ca' Pesaro - Ca' Vendramin-Caliergi - San Giorgio Maggiore



Price (30-40 minutes): 80 EUR/gondola (max. 6 pax)

Night supplement (after 19:00): 20 EUR/gondola



Themes: Original, Ghost Tour, Palaces, Hidden Venice, Jewish Ghetto etc.



Schedule:  9:00-19:00

Taste of Venice (10 minutes): 110 EUR/person

Venice Laguna (20 minutes): 220 EUR/person

Wide Horizons (30 minutes): 330 EUR/person

Starting: Aeroporto Nicelli


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I MUSEI DI PIAZZA SAN MARCO (The museums of St. Mark's Square: Palazzo Ducale, Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale)

Opening hours: April-October 9:00-19:00, November-March 9:00-18:00

(last admission 1 hour before closing)

Tickets: 12 EUR/adult, 6,5 EUR/child

November-March: The ticket is valid for Doge’s Palace - Museo Correr - Museo Archeologico Nazionale - Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.

April-October: The ticket is valid for Doge's Palace, Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Monumental Rooms of Biblioteca Marciana + 1 other of the museums run by Musei Civici Veneziani (e. g. Ca' Rezzonico, Museum of 18th-Century Art, Palazzo Mocenigo, Carlo Goldoni's house, Ca' Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art + Oriental Art Museum, Glass Museum – Murano, Lace Museum- Burano)

Secret itineraries ticket: 16 EUR/adult, 10 EUR/child

Not accessible with the standard ticket, these tours take the visitor into the most secret and fascinating rooms in the Palace; the tours are all with a specialised guide, for a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 25; they start at fixed times according to the following schedule: Italian 9.30; 11.10, English 9.55 10.45; 11.35, French 10.20; 12.00.

Getting there: Vaporetto 1, 2, 41, 42, 51, 52 - Piazza San Marco

The Musei Civici di Venezia brings together museums and collections of immense artistic and historical importance. It is responsible for providing various cultural services and, at an institutional level, for overseeing the conservation, study and promotion of the city’s vast cultural and artistic heritage, thus contributing to the city’s sense of identity.  The museums are grouped around various areas of interest: St Mark’s Square; 18th-century Venice; modern and contemporary art; natural history and ethnography. The Doge's Palace is a gothic palace in Venice. In Italian it is called the Palazzo Ducale di Venezia. The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice.


TORRE DELL'OROLOGIO (Clock Tower with panorama view)

Guided tours:

English: Monday-Wednesday 10:00, 11:00, Thursday-Sunday 14:00, 15:00

French: Monday-Wednesday 14:00, 15:00, Thursday-Sunday 10:00, 11:00

Italian: Monday-Sunday 12:00, 16:00

Tickets: 12 EUR/adult, 7 EUR/child

Getting there: Vaporetto 1, 2, 41, 42, 51, 52 - Piazza San Marco

The Moors’ Clock Tower is one of the most famous architectural landmarks in Venice, standing over an arch that leads into what is the main shopping street of the city, the old Merceria. It is a large Astronomical Clock, a masterpiece of technology and engineering, form an essential part of the very image of Venice. For more than five hundred years, they have measured out the flow of life and history within the city.



Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 9:45-17:00, Sunday and public holidays 14:00-16:00/17:00

St. Mark’s Museum: 4 EUR/person

Tesoro (Treasury): 3 EUR/pax

Bell Tower: 8 EUR/pax


Museo Marciano/La Galleria + Loggia dei Cavalli: 4 EUR/person

Tesoro (Tresuary): 3 EUR/pax

Clock Tower: 8 EUR/pax

Getting there: Vaporetto 1, 2, 41, 42, 51, 52 - Piazza San Marco

Saint Mark's Basilica is a monument made unique by both its wealth of history and the magnificence of its façade and interior. In essence, it is a splendid workshop, where, through the centuries, worked great Italian and European artists. Its distinguishing Byzantine character appears particularly on the great mosaics illustrating St. Marco's tales, as well as the scenes of the Old and New Testament.



Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 10:00-18:00

Tickets: 10 EUR/adult, free for children

Audio guide (English, Italian, German, French, Spanish): 7 EUR

Getting there: Vaporetto 1, 2, 41, 42, 51, 52 - Piazza San Marco

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is the most important museum in Italy for European and American art of the first half of the 20th century. It is located in Peggy Guggenheim's former home, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, on the Grand Canal in Venice. The museum was inaugurated in 1980 and presents Peggy Guggenheim's personal collection of 20th century art, masterpieces from the Gianni Mattioli Collection, the Nasher Sculpture Garden, as well as temporary exhibitions.



Opening hours: Monday 8:15-14:00, Tuesday-Sunday 8:15-19:15

(last admission 45 minutes before closing)

Tickets: 6,5 EUR/adult, free for children

Audio guide (English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Japanese): 5 EUR

Getting there: Vaporetto 1, 2 - Accademia

The monumental estate of the Accademia Galleries is located in the prestigious centre of the Scuola Grande of Santa Maria della Carita, one of the most ancient lay fraternal orders in Venice. The homonymous church and the monastery of the Canonici Lateranensi are integral parts of the Accademia. A very rich collection of Venetian paintings from Veneto as well, from the Bizantine and Gothic fourteenth century to the artists of the Renaissance, Bellini, Carpaccio, Tintoretto, Tiziano, Tiepolo and the Vedutisti of the eighteenth century Canaletto, Guardi, Bellotto.



Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00-17:00, Sunday closed

(last admission 15 minutes before closing)

Price: 10 EUR/adult, 7 EUR/child

The churches of Venice contain one of the most extraordinary treasures of art in the world. One thousand years of history and faith speak though their walls, and through the paintings, sculptures, goldsmith's works and precious fabrics preserved in these fascinating edifices.


Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio

Chiesa di Santo Stefano

Chiesa di Santa Maria Formosa

Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Miracoli

Chiesa di San Giovanni Elemosinario

Chiesa di San Polo

Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

Chiesa di San Giacomo dall'Orio

Chiesa di San Stae

Chiesa di Sant'Alvise

Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto

Chiesa di San Pietro di Castello

Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore

Chiesa di Santa Maria del Rosario (Gesuati)

Chiesa di San Sebastiano

Chiesa di San Giobbe



Workshop: Monday 11:00, Friday 14:30

Tickets: 50-70 EUR/person (min. 6 pax)

Duration: 2,5 hour

Getting there: walking from San Marco Square

Decoration courses are divided in a theoretical part – explanation of the ancient procedure of creation of a Venetian Mask, through the clay modeling, the creation of the negative mould in chalk, and the application of papier-mache and the practical part - mask decoration.



Schedule: dinner: 19:30, show: 20:10-21:30


Show: 39 EUR/adult, free for children up to 6 years

Show + Dinner: 65 EUR/adult, free for children up to 6 years

Getting there: Vaporetto 1, 2, 41, 42, 51, 52 - Piazza San Marco

Carnival The Show, that takes place just behind Piazza San Marco, in the newly restored Teatro San Gallo, is the coolest way of spending an evening in Venice: live theatre, music and multimedia projections, right after a standing dinner, informal just as the ritual of aperitif in Venice. All this to tell the story of the city of Venice.



Schedule: 6-16 February 2010


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Getting there: from San Marco Square

Vaporetto 41, 42, 51, 52 to Murano - 1 hour 15 minutes

Vaporetto LN (Laguna Nord) to Burano - 45 minutes



Opening hours: April-October 9:30, 14:30, November-March 14:00

Tickets: 15 EUR/person

Duration: 3,5 hours

Languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish


MUSEO DEL VETRO - Glass Museum

Opening hours: November-March Thursday-Tuesday 10:00-17:00, April-October Thursday-Tuesday 10:00-18:00, Wednesday closed

(last admission 30 minutes before closing)

Tickets: 5,5 EUR/adult, 3 EUR/child

The Murano Glass Museum has samples of glass from Egyptian times through the present day, and the displays show how the art and manufacture of glass developed over the centuries.



Opening hours: November-March, Wednesday-Monday, 10:00-16:00, April-October, Wednesday-Monday, 10:00-17:00, Tuesday closed

Tickets: 4 EUR/adult, 2,5 EUR/child

Combined tickets (Museo del Vetro + Museo del Merletto): 6 EUR/person

This small, highly informative museum is devoted to the art of lace-making, which has made the small island of Burano world-famous since the 17th century. You can watch the teaching of the patient women in the adjoining school of crafts.


Getting there: Train FS from Venice Santa Lucia station to Padova - 25-50 minutes - 6-12 EUR return (depending on train)



Free unlimited use of the public transportations in Padova, free parking for cars and motorcycles at selected parking places, free entry to 12 sights of great historical and artistic value including Scrovegni Chapel (Giotto); reduced entrance tickets to 24 monuments and discounts on City Sightseeing Bus, boat tours along the Brenta Riviera, guided tours, trade fairs, theatre performances.

Cards: 15 EUR/2 day, 20 EUR/3 days


CITY SIGHTSEEING (sightseeing by bus) - Hop on hop off

Tickets: 13 EUR/adult, 6 EUR/child


Linea A: March and October 10:30, 12:00, 14:45, 16:00, 17:15

Linea B: March and October 13:30, 17:55, May-September 13:30, 17:55, 20:30


Linea A: Basilica del Santo - Piazza Delle Erbe - Piazza Dei Signori - Piazza Garibaldi - Piazzatta J. Nievo - Piazza Eremitani - Piazza Stazione - Piazza Petrarca - Riviera Paleocopa - Prato della Valle

Linea B: Montegrotto Terme - Abano Terme - Padova

Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Portugese, Japanese


CAPPELLA DEGLI SCROVEGNI - chapel with Giotto's frescos

Opening hours: 9:00-19:00

Tickets: 11 EUR/adult, 4 EUR/child online tickets

Getting there: Bus 3, 8, 10, 12, 32, 42 from train station

The Scrovegni Chapel, a masterpiece in the history of painting in Italy and Europe in the 14th century, is considered to be the most complete series of frescoes executed by Giotto in his mature age. The sense of nature and history, humanity and faith are mingled in narrating the stories of the Virgin Mary and Christ in a unique way. Giotto completed the frescoes in the Chapel at the beginning of 1305.



Guided tours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 15:15, 16:15, 17:15, Tuesday, Thursday 9:15, 10:15, 11:15

Tickets: 5 EUR/adult, 2 EUR/child

Getting there: Bus 3, 8, 12, 16, 18, 22 from train station

The year 1222 is officially recognised as that of the foundation of Padua University; however, even before then the city was home to ‘schools’ for the study of law. It is among the earliest of the universities and the second oldest in Italy.



Opening hours: Monday-Friday winter 6:20-19:00, summer 6:20-19:45, Sunday and Saturday 6:20-19:45

Free entrance.

Getting there: Bus 3, 8, 12, 18, 32, 43 from train station

The Romanesque Basilica di Sant'Antonio is a largest church in Padova, built to enshrine St. Anthony's relics and decorated by works of Donatello and Titian. It is one of Europe's major pilgrimage sites.


Getting there:

Abano Terme: Train FS from Venice Santa Lucia station to Padova and Bus  A, M, T, AT to Abano Terme - 1  hour - 10 EUR return

Montegrotto Terme: Train FS from Venice Santa Lucia station to Montegrotto Terme - 45 minutes - 10 EUR return


Getting there: by bus and boat (see below)



Tickets: 40-45 EUR/halfday, 60-80 EUR/1 day

Schedule: March 15-October

Routes: different routes (stops at villas)



Opening hours: April-September 9:00-20:00, October-March 9:00-17:00, Monday closed

(last admission 1 hour before closing)

Tickets: 7,5 EUR/adult, free for children

Getting there: ACTV Bus Nr. 53 from Venice to Strá - 30 minutes - 6,3 EUR return

The fine villa of the noble Pisani family lies along the Riviera del Brenta, an ideal extension of Venetian Gran Canal on the land. In its 114 rooms doges, kings and emperors were welcomed and nowadays it is a national museum which conserves eighteenth and nineteenth century works of art and furniture, as Gianbattista Tiepolo's masterpiece, The Glory of the Pisani family, a fresco on the ceiling of the ballroom.



Opening hours: May-October Tuesday and Saturday 9:00-12:00

Tickets: 10 EUR/adult, free for children

Getting there: ACTV Bus Nr. 56 from Venice to Malcontenta - 25 minutes - 6,3 EUR return

Villa Foscari is a patrician villa in Mira, near Venice, designed by the Italian architect Andrea Palladio. The interior of the villa is richly decorated with frescoes by Battista Franco and Giambattista Zelotti. Mythological scenes from Ovid alternate with allegories of the Arts and Virtues.



Opening hours: March-October 10:00-18:00

Tickets: 6 EUR/adult, free for children

Getting there: ACTV Bus Nr. 53 from Venice to Mira - 20 minutes - 4,5 EUR return

The perfectly conserved manor evokes the magic atmosphere of a Venetian Villa. The interior frescoed by a pupil of Tiepolo, the period furnishings and the large Italian garden make it a memorable setting for banquets, meetings, cocktail-parties and receptions. Open large parking-lot and private dock.


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