Considered the most beautiful city in the world, it is full of history, attractions and tradition. Thanks to the valued cocktail of art, cinema, history and culture which the city is able to offer, there is a revived interest in its residents and most of all in a great number of tourists.
How to get there
Venice is approximately 50 km from Eraclea Mare. There are various ways to get to Venice:
- By ferry (approx. 40 min.) from Punta Sabbioni directly to San Marco’s square;
- By train (approx. 40 min.) from San Dona’ di Piave arriving at the station of S. Lucia;
- By car (approx. 1 hour) to Piazzale Roma.
Things to see…
SAN MARCO: The Doge’s Palace, the Basilica of San Marco, San Marco’s square and the tower, the Museum of Archaeology, La Fenice theatre and Campo San Stefano with its church.
CASTELLO: the old Arsenal, the Naval History Museum, Palazzo Querini Stampalia, the many churches including the Church of San Francesco della Vigna, the Church of San Giorgio dei Greci, the Church of San Zaccaria, the Basilica of S.S. Giovanni and Paolo.
CANNAREGGIO: The Church of the Carmelitani Scalzi, the Campo and Church of San Geremia, Palazzo Labia, Palazzo Surian, Palazzo Mastelli, the Church of Madonna dell’Orto, Palazzo Contarini, Palazzo Vendramin Calergi (now the Municipal casino), Ca d’Oro, the Church of the Holy Apostles, Church of the Jesuits and many more.
SAN POLO: Rialto bridge, Palazzo dei Camerlenghi, The Church of San Giacometto, Campo San Polo and the Church named after him, Casa Goldoni, Basilica dei Frari, Scuola Grande di San Rocco and the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista.
SANTA CROCE: the Church of San Nicolò da Tolentino, the Church of San Simeone the Prophet, the Campo and Church of San Zuane Degolà, the Fondaco dei Turchi, the Church of San Giacomo dall’Orio, Palazzo Mocenigo, Church of San Stae, Cà Pesaro, Palazzo Agnusdio, the Church of Santa Maria Mater Domini, Palazzo Corner della Regina.
DORSODURO: the Jesuit Church, the Church of San Trovaso, the Church of San Sebastiano, the Church of the Angel Raphael, Church of San Nicolò dei Mendicoli, Palazzo Ariani, Palazzo Zenobio, Scuola Grande dei Carmini, Campo Santa Margherita, Cà Rezzonico, Campo S. Barnaba, the Academy of Fine Arts, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni (home to the ” Peggy Guggenheim Collection” of modern art) and the Ponte dei Pugni.
GIUDECCA: The Convent and Church of Santa Maria della Presentazione, also called the Church of the “Zitelle” (spinsters), the Church of the Redentore and the Mulino Stucky.
SAN GIORGIO MAGGIORE: previously known as Isola dei Cipressi, together with the Giudecca they “close” the basin in front of San Marco’s square.
Nearby places of interest…
The beautiful islands in the Northern Lagoon can be visited by boat:
- The island of Murano, famous for its glass industry, with the Cathedral of San Donato and the Glass Museum.
- The island of Burano, an active fishing community, well-known for having preserved the art of lace-making.
- The island of Torcello with the Cathedral of S.ta Maria Assunta and the Church of S.ta Fosca.
- The minor islands such as the island of San Michele, the island of San Francesco of the Desert (with the monastery whose legend tells it was founded by San Francesco of Assisi), the island of San Erasmus, the island of San Giacomo in Paludo and the island Lazzaretto Nuovo.
EVENTS OF INTEREST IN VENICE
- Festival of San San Pietro di Castello at the Campo and Church of San San Pietro di Castello, late June. It lasts 5 days.
- Festival of San Pietro in Volta, on the island of Pallestrina, late June. It lasts 3 days.
- Festival of Redentore, the famous festival with the pilgrimage on boats and the evening celebrations. It takes place the third Sunday in July.
- The Murano Regatta, one of the year’s most important regattas in typical lagoon-style boats. It takes place the first Sunday in July.
- The Malamocco Regatta. It takes place second Sunday in July.
- The Historical Regatta, one of the most important and spectacular events on the water with a historical procession and rowing race. It takes place the first Sunday in September.
Art & Culture:
- The International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art at the Palazzo del Cinema (at the Venice Lido). It takes place in late August – early September.
- Premio Campiello, the literary award held in the Doge’s Palace in September. It takes place the 1st or 2nd Saturday in September.
- The International Art Exhibition (held every two years and therefore called theBiennale). It takes place from mid-June to early November.
- Venice Marathon. It takes place last Sunday in October.