Top 95 attractions to explore in Veneto
The area was a part of the Roman Empire until the 5th century AD. Although being a heavily industrialised region, tourism is one of its main economic resources; one-fifth of Italy's foreign tourism gravitates towards Veneto, which is the first region in Italy in terms of tourist presence, attracting over 60 million visitors every year, second after Emilia-Romagna in terms of hotel industry structures.
The island of Albarella is an island located in the northern Adriatic Sea, near the Po delta. The island measures 3.5 km in length by 1.5 in width; the extension is approximately 528 hectares, with 152 inhabitants at the 2001 census. It is believed that its formation is due to the accumulation of debris brought by the floods of the Po river. Albarella is located in the territory of the Po Delta Regional Park.
The Arsenal of Venice is an ancient complex of shipyards and workshops that forms a very large part of the island city of Venice, at its eastern end. It was the heart of the Venetian naval industry starting from the 12th century and is linked to the most flourishing period of the life of the Serenissima: thanks to the imposing ships built here, the Venetian Republic was able to fight the Ottomans in the Aegean Sea and conquer the routes of northern Europe.
The basilica of Santi Giovanni e Paolo is the largest church in Venice and one of the most surprising. Inside you can find the tombs of 27 doges and some paintings from important artists. the funeral services of all of Venice's doges were held here, and twenty-five doges are buried in the church.
The Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore one of the most beautiful and better-preserved examples of Romanesque architecture in the whole of Northern Italy. This large Romanesque basilica, with cloisters and a separate bell tower, was part of a Benedictine monastery that often housed the German Roman emperors. The marvelous building is easy to admire even without an understanding of all the underlying symbolism of the art and style elements.
Santa Maria Della Salute is a basilica in Venice built in the Punta Della Dogana area, from where it stands out in the panorama of the San Marco Basin and the Grand Canal. Designed by Baldassare Longhena with attention to the models of Palladio, it is one of the best expressions of Venetian Baroque architecture. Its construction represents an ex-voto to the Madonna by the Venetians for the liberation from the plague that between1630 and 1631 decimated the population.
Basilica S.Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is a church located in the Campo dei Frari at the heart of the San Polo district of Venice, Italy. One of the most prominent churches in the city. Originally built between 1236 and 1338 by the Franciscan Conventual Friars, the structure was thoroughly re-modeled in the XIV century and given its present most magnificent form of the central nave, two side aisles, and seven apsidal chapels after the Franciscan-Gothic style.
The Marciana National Library is one of the largest Italian libraries and the most important in Venice. It contains one of the finest collections of Greek, Latin, and Oriental manuscripts in the world. Also known as Biblioteca Marciana, Biblioteca di San Marco, Libreria Marciana, Libreria Sansoviniana, Libreria Vecchia, or Libreria di San Marco, it is located on the lower part of Piazza San Marco, between the bell tower of San Marco and the Mint.
Bridge of Sighs is one of the most famous bridges not just in Venice, but in the world. It passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the Dogi's Palace to the Prigioni, the prisons that were built across the canal in the late 16th century. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone, has windows with stone bars, passes over the Rio di Palazzo, and connects the New Prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace.
Burano is actually an archipelago, just like Venice, it has four small islands connected by bridges and crossed by three canals and it's located on the northern end of Venetian Lagoon, near the island of Torcello. Burano is famous for its colored houses and for lace production. The island is linked to Mazzorbo by a bridge. The current population of Burano is about 2,400. It is one of the main attractions in this area.
An international gallery that preserves and contains a vast collection of nineteenth and twentieth-century works of art. It is located in the neighborhood Santa Croce and in one of the most representative Venetian Baroque palaces in the city. It houses 19th and 20th century collections of paintings and sculptures, as well as a section on graphic art.
Ca' Rezzonico is a palazzo on the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro sestiere of Venice, Italy. It is a particularly notable example of the 18th century Venetian baroque and rococo architecture and interior decoration, and displays paintings by the leading Venetian painters of the period, including Francesco Guardi and Giambattista Tiepolo. It is a public museum dedicated to 18th-century Venice and one of the 11 venues managed by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia.
Campo San Polo is the largest campo in Venice, second in size only to Piazza San Marco. The name derives from the church of San Polo which rises in the southwestern corner facing the apse. Initially, it was intended for crops and pastures. In 1493 it was entirely paved and the well was placed in the center of the field. After the pavement, it was used as a place for markets, fairs, and large meetings.
Caribe Bay is an aquatic - thematic park inaugurated in 1989 and is located in the territory of the municipality of Jesolo, in the province of Venice, covering an area of approximately80 000 m². It has been elected the best water park in Italy for several times by Parksmania. In the following years, the attractions of Bungee jumping are added, a pirate galleon used as a stage for Peter Pan- inspired shows, an amphitheater, a wave pool with real Caribbean sand, as well as numerous slides.
The Piazzale Castel San Pietro is an ancient fortress built atop the ruins of a viscount’s castle. It was built by Giangaleazzo Visconti in 1398 and was originally joined to the continuous wall around the Socorro. It sits on top of a hill that provides an excellent panoramic view of the city, especially when the sun is going down. Some of the buildings you will see from the San Pietro include the Santa Sofia, San Leonardo, and the San Mattia Castles.
The Castelvecchio bridge , also known as the Scaliger bridge , is an infrastructural and military work located in Verona along the Adige river , part of the Castelvecchio fortress and considered the most daring and admirable work of the Veronese Middle Ages. The main arch is considered by some scholars to be even the largest in Europe at the time of its construction, and had a useful size to facilitate the passage of boats.
Castelvecchio, originally called the castle of San Martino in Aquaro, is a medieval fort located in the historic center of Verona currently used as the seat of the homonymous civic museum; it is the most important military monument of the Scala family. In January 1944 there was a trial against the six members of the Grand Council of Fascism who, in the session of 25 July 1943, had discouraged Benito Mussolini from the office of Prime Minister.
The church of San Zaccaria is a place of worship catholic city of Venice, located in the district of Castello, near the field that takes its name. The church is dedicated to Zaccaria, father of San Giovanni Battista. Very ancient church dating back to the 9th century, at the origin of the city, it was a place closely linked to the archaic history of Venice. It was now one of the famous pilgrimage centers in this area and also a tourist attraction too.
One of the majestic church in Venice, designed in 1566 by Andrea Palladio and finished in 1610 by Vincenzo Scamozzi. The church stands on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, opposite the monumental San Marco Basilica, and is one of the first sights of Venice visible to the traveler approaching by sea. The church is a basilica in the classical Renaissance style and its brilliant white marble gleams above the blue water of the lagoon opposite the Piazzetta di San Marco and forms the focal point of
The church of Miracoli is a very special church, from a historical-artistic point of view, but also under a sentimental point of view for the Venetians. The church was built between 1481 and 1489 upon the commission of Angelo Amadi. The interior is enclosed by a wide barrel vault, with a single nave. The nave is dominated by an ornamental marble stair rising between two pulpits, with statues by Tullio Lombardo, Alessandro Vittoria, and Niccolò di Pietro. It was one of the iconic buildings in th
The Cinque Torri are a small mountain complex that is part of the Nuvolau group, within the Ampezzo Dolomites, north-west of San Vito di Cadore and south-west of Cortina d'Ampezzo. The Cinque Torri, like all the mountain formations in the area, is made up of Dolomia rock, with a particular pale gray color. The complex is made up of five rock spurs and a maximum altitude of 2,361 m asl.
Map of attractions in Veneto