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Venice - city in the lagoon

The city of Venice originally arose on more than 100 swampy islands, which were connected by over 400 bridges. From time to time the city-state of Venice came into being, which quickly grew in power and wealth. The heraldic animal of Venice is the winged lion of San Marco. It is intended to illustrate the connection between the city's imagination and power. Venice's cultural heritage is enormous. Let yourself be fascinated by the countless and varied possibilities that this unique city offers you and experience unforgettable moments.

Tourist Attractions

San Giorgio Maggiore

The island of San Giorgio Maggiore is located in the Venice lagoon and is 490 meters long and up to 320 meters wide. The church and monastery on it have the same name. These were built by Andrea Palladio between 1559 and 1580.

Santa Maria della Salute

This baroque church in Venice is located at the entrance to the Grand Canal. It was built in 1630 to commemorate the end of the plague and is one of the most impressive churches in Venice.

Collezione Peggy Guggenheim

The Collezione Peggy Guggenheim is a collection of modern art in Venice. More precisely, it has been located in Palazzo Venier di Leoni on the Grand Canal since 1951, which has not been completed since its construction in 1749 until today. The museum opened in 1980.

Accademia

This gallery houses the world's largest collection of Venetian paintings from Gothic to Rococo. It is located on the south bank of the Grand Canal. The collection is spread over 3 buildings.

Scuola Grande di San Rocco

The Scuola Grande di San Rocco is located in the San Polo district. It was built in 1515-1549 in honor of St. Rochus was built for those suffering from the plague and is famous for its rich furnishings with paintings by Tintoretto that adorn the ceilings and walls.

Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

The Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is an important Gothic religious building in Venice. It contains numerous excellent works of art of Venetian painting and sculpture. It was built by the Franciscans in 1340.

Rialto Bridge

This very famous bridge was built in 1591 and crosses the Grand Canal. At that time, this area was the city's commercial center. It is named after the old trading center where the first inhabitants settled. It has a span of 48 meters, a width of 22 meters and a clearance height of 7.50 meters.

Piazza San Marco

This square is also called St. Mark's Square and is the most important and famous square in the city. The square is characterized by the facade of the Markuskirche with its campanile, which is 98 meters high. It protrudes over the facade of the basilica and from it you have a wonderful view of the whole of Venice and even as far as the Alps. There are also many lively cafés in this square.

Basilica of San Marco

St. Mark's Basilica is located on St. Mark's Square and is a cross-domed church. The entire interior of the cathedral is a highlight of the mosaic art of the West. Since the mosaics are on a gold background, the cathedral is also called "The golden basilica".

Palazzo Ducale

The building, also known as the “Doge's Palace”, has been the seat of the Doge and the government and judicial organs of the Republic of Venice since the 9th century and is one of the most important secular Gothic buildings.

Markets

fruit and vegetables Erberia, Rialto; Mon-Sat before
fish Pescheria, Rialto; Tue-Sat in the morning

Local peculiarities

Craft
Glass, marble paper in sheets or as letter paper, lace, table linen and women's linen from Burano, carnival masks
Food
Brodo di pesce (fish soup)
Baccalà mantecata (paste made from cod, oil, parsley and garlic)
Sardine in saor (grilled sardines sweet and sour)
Risi e bisi (pea risotto with bacon)
Fegato alla veneziana (veal liver with onions)
beverages
Valpolicella (red wine from Veneto, especially the different Reciotos - full, sweet and strong.)
Prosecco (sparkling wine)
Bellini (Prosecco with peach juice)

trips

Islands in the Venetian lagoon:
Murano Center of glass production since 1291, glass museum
Burano Lace and linen, lively fish restaurants
Torcello Cathedral of Santa Maria dell’Assunta, great mosaics. Byzantine Church of Santa Fosca.