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Gallerie dell'Accademia

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

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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

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Luigi Bevilacqua Tessitura

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

Bevilacqua Venice Shopping Review

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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

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

Jesurum Venice Shopping Review

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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

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Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

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.

Santa Maria della Salute Venice Review

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Osteria Bentigodi

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

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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