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• Accademia Galleries 
the finest collection of Venetian painting from the 14th c. to the 18th cent. Campo de la Carità

• Basilica of San Marco 
the cathedral of Venice, is the largest historic building in the city. Built to house the relics of Saint Mark, was consacrated in 1094, Saint Mark's is one of the best known examples of Byzantine architecture. Piazza San Marco

• Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute 
built between 1631 and 1687, is one of the most important churches in Venice. Campo della Salute

• Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari 
Italian Gothic church built by the Franciscan Minorite Friars between 1340 and 1443. Campo dei Frari

• Basilica of Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San ZanPaolo) 
the city’s second largest church, built by the Dominicans between 1246 and 1430, fine example of Gothic religious architecture. Campo SanZanpaolo

• Burano 
island situated at the Northern end of Venetian Lagoon, it is also known for its small, brightly-painted houses. Burano was also famous in the past for the art of lacemaking; in the island a museum, Museum of Lace, is dedicated to this ancient business.. Burano island

• Ca' d'Oro 
most famous palazzo on the Canal Grande.

• Ca' Foscari 
it was private ‘official’ residence for Doge Francesco Foscari. Calle Foscari

• Doges' Palace 
Also known as Palazzo Ducale di Venezia, it was residence of the Doges of Venice. Built first in the 9th c., it was re-built in the Venetian-Gothic style between 1309 and 1424. Piazzetta San Marco

• Marciana Library 
well-balanced combination of ‘Roman’ classicism and Venetian tradition, (16th c.). Piazzetta San Marco

• Murano 
island situated North of Venice in the Venetian Lagoon, famous for its glass making. Among the main sights on the island, the Church of Santa Maria e San Donato with its twelfth century Byzantine mosaic pavement, the Palazzo da Mula, and the Glass Museum, housed in Palazzo Giustinian. Murano island

• Museo Correr 
collection of historical relics, original costumes, weapons, coins, objets d’art and documents related to the history of the Venetian Republic. Calle dell'Ascension

• Museo Storico Navale 
devoted to the long history of the Venetian navy. Campiello de la Malvasia

• Palazzo Grassi 
completed in 1772 stands on the left bank of the Canal Grande. Calle de le Carrozze

• Ca' Vendramin Calergi 
masterpieces of Renaissance civic architecture in Venice (16th c.), it lies on the Canal grande and houses the Casinò of Venice.

• Peggy Guggenheim Collection 
collection of contemporary art (European and American avant-garde). Rio Terrà dei Saloni

• Church of the Redentore 
The church of Santissimo Redentore was built on the island of Giudecca as a votive act of thanksgiving for the end of the plague in 1576. Campo del Santissimo Redentore

• Rialto Bridge 
one of the symbols of Venice, built at the end of 16 c.. Rialto Bridge (Ponte del Rialto)

• Saint Mark's Square 
Saint Mark's Square -- Piazza San Marco in Italian, dominated by the facade of the Basilica of Saint Mark, extremely popular with tourists, is the main square and gathering place for Venice. Piazza San Marco is also the only urban space called a piazza in Venice, the others are called campi. Piazza San Marco

• San Giorgio Maggiore 
(started in 1494) facade in classical style, inside stores two masterpieces by Tintoretto. San Giorgio Maggiore

• Torre dell'Orologio
Renaissance clock-tower (15th cent.), with its famous sculpture of the Moors striking the hours. Piazza San Marco


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