The best sights to see, places to eat, and things to do in Venice.
The greatest museum of Venetian paintings in the world, the galleries of Gallerie dell'Accademia were founded by Napoleon back in 1807 on the site of a religious complex he had suppressed.
Gallerie dell'Accademia Venice Review
Basilica di San Marco
An opulent synthesis of Byzantine and Romanesque styles, Venice's gem, Saint Mark's Basilica, is laid out in a Greek-cross floor plan and topped with five plump domes.
Basilica di San Marco Venice Review
The Gritti Palace, Venice
The Gritti Palace in Venice represents aristocratic Venetian living at its best, complete with hand-blown chandeliers, sumptuous textiles, and sweeping canal views. #Fodors100
The Gritti Palace Venice Hotel Review
Il caffè rosso
Commonly called "Bar Rosso" for its bright-red exterior, Il Caffè in Venice has far more tables outside than in.
Il Caffe Venice Review
Many Venetians claim that owner of Bentigodi di Chef Domenico, Domenico Iacuzio is one of the best chefs in Venice, even though he hails from Italy's deep south.
Bentigodi di Chef Domenico Venice Restaurant Review
The Westin Europa & Regina
Spread across five historic palazzi (is there anything else in Venice?) in the lee of San Marco, this amalgamation of the former Hotel Britannia and Hotel Regina is easily one of Venice's still-undiscovered gems.
Westin Europa & Regina Venice Hotel Review
Founded in 1720, Caffe Florian is not only Venice's oldest caffè, but with its glittering neo-Baroque decor and attractive 19th-century wall panels, it's undisputedly the most beautiful.
Caffe Florian Venice Restaurant Review
Lunch or dinner at Harry's Bar is as indispensable to a visit to Venice as a walk across the Piazza San Marco or a vaporetto ride down the Grand Canal.
Harry's Bar Venice Restaurant Review
Collezione Peggy Guggenheim
Housed in the surprisingly small and charming Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in Venice, this choice selection of 20th-century painting and sculpture represents the taste and extraordinary style of the late heiress Peggy Guggenheim.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice Review
Ponte di Rialto
The competition to design a stone bridge across the Grand Canal in Venice attracted the best architects of the late 16th century, including Michelangelo, Palladio, and Sansovino, but the job went to the less-famous Antonio da Ponte.
Ponte di Rialto Venice Review
Al Ponte Mocenigo Hotel
The Hotel al Ponte Mocenigo in Venice is located on a side canal convenient to any number of sights, cafés, restaurants, and shops. It's very popular, so book well in advance.