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    The best sights to see, places to eat, and things to do in Venice.
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    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

    Gallerie dell'Accademia Venice Review

    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

    Basilica di San Marco Venice Review

    Bevilacqua in Venice has kept the weaving tradition alive in Venice since 1875, using 18th-century hand looms for its most precious creations.

    Luigi Bevilacqua Tessitura

    Bevilacqua Venice Shopping Review

    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

    The Gritti Palace Venice Hotel Review

    Jesurum in Venice has been the major producer of handmade Venetian lace since 1870.

    Jesurum Venice Shopping Review

    Commonly called "Bar Rosso" for its bright-red exterior, Il Caffè in Venice has far more tables outside than in.

    Il caffè rosso

    Il Caffe Venice Review

    The most iconic landmark of the Grand Canal in Venice, La Salute is most unforgettably viewed from the Riva degli Schiavoni at sunset, or from the Accademia Bridge by moonlight.

    Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

    Santa Maria della Salute 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.

    Osteria Bentigodi

    Bentigodi di Chef Domenico Venice Restaurant Review

    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.

    The Westin Europa & Regina

    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

    Some people call the tiny island Torcello the most magical place in Venice.

    Isola di Torcello

    Venice Travel Guide - Expert Picks for your Venice Vacation

    Rising majestically above the Piazzetta San Marco, the Gothic fantasia of pink-and-white marble, Palazzo Ducale, is a majestic expression of Venetian prosperity and power.

    Palazzo Ducale

    Palazzo Ducale Venice 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

    Harry's Bar Venice Restaurant Review

    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.

    Collezione Peggy Guggenheim

    Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice Review

    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

    Ponte di Rialto Venice Review

    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.

    Al Ponte Mocenigo Hotel

    Hotel al Ponte Mocenigo Venice Hotel Review