Things to do in venice

Things to do in venice

Once you have arrived on the romantic and picturesque Lagoon, all that's left to do is to decide what you want to do in Venice, a city crammed full of history and art. On this page you’ll find an extensive list of things to in Venice: the unmissable major attractions and monuments that absolutely have to be visited in Venice. You can choose from a vast number of museums, churches, schools, galleries and shops as well as excursions and activities for nature and sports enthusiasts. Art in Venice takes on numerous forms. In addition to the museums, galleries and buildings housing countless treasures and masterpieces, there are institutions that focus on being contemporary, places such as the Biennale and the Pinault Foundation.  All the major churches in Venice contain works of art that are of inestimable value dating from the centuries of the Most Serene Republic (Repubblica Serenissima) by artists such as Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, Tiepolo and Giorgione and that underscore the power of the Venice that once was. Thanks to this list of things to do in Venice you’ll also be able to keep up-to-date on everything there is to visit along the Brenta Riviera and in the major cities of the Veneto Region, namely Mestre, Jesolo, Caorle, Padua, Treviso, Verona, Vicenza and Cortina. Visiting Venice can also be a stimulus for broadening one’s own range of activities and experiencing at first hand the thousands of attractions on the mainland.
If you love taking excursions you might want to choose, from those on the Lagoon of Venice, the one to the main islands such as Murano, Burano and Torcello with all their picturesque atmosphere, or to the smaller islands, that can be reached by traditional transport or with a sailing boat, with the bragozzo (a two-masted vessel) and with the House Boat.
Venice is packed full of shops to suit all tastes where you will find, for example, products produced by local artisans, Murano glass and masques. Shopping in Venice can prove to be an emotional adventure thanks to the numerous stores of the most refined and well-known brands.

NEW YEARS’S EVE IN VENICE

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“Themes &Variations – Script and space” at the Guggenheim

“THEMES &VARIATIONS – SCRIPT...

Until 1st January 2012 Peggy Guggenheim Collection Until 1st January 2012 the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice is the venue of the third edition...

Large ice skating rink in Venice

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Open until 21st February 2012 Campo San Polo
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Murano glass: “1861-2011: UN’ISOLA, UN’ARTE, UN MUSEO”

MURANO GLASS: “1861-2011:...

Until 30th April 2012 Murano Island, Venice On 9th December 2011, on the Island of Murano, in the Museum of Glass, the exhibition “1861-2011:...

New Year’s Eve in Venice: theatre shows!

NEW YEAR’S EVE IN VENICE: THEATRE...

From 26th December 2011 to 6th January 2012 A thick programme of theatre shows for everybody will entertain old and young, locals and tourists during...

Photography in Japan (1860-1910). Masterpieces.

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From December 17th 2011 to April 1st 2012 Venetian Institute of Sciences, Letters and Arts, Palazzo Franchetti At Palazzo Franchetti, the seat of the...

“Eleonora Duse Room” at the Cini Foundation

“ELEONORA DUSE ROOM” AT THE CINI...

From November 16th 2011 Cini Foundation On November 16th 2011, at the Giorgio Cini Foundation on the Island of San Giorgio (Venice), at 11.30 am, the...

EXHIBITION PROGRAMME of the BEVILACQUA LA MASA FOUNDATION

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From January 2012 The Bevilacqua – La Masa Foundation is planning for 2012 an intense calendar of very interesting exhibition events. It will...