Monuments in Venice
Discover this majestic palace, which for centuries has been the symbol of the Doge's government. When Venice ruled its huge empire across the oceans, it held great power and it was where important decisions were made. Today you can still admire its magnificent architecture and its unrivalled beauty.
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Gran Teatro La Fenice
This 200 year old theater is today the main lyrical theater in Venice.
Remaining true to its name ("Fenice" means "Phoenix" in Italian), the building has burned down and been rebuilt several times, without ever losing its beauty and majesty. Important opera seasons and musical events are held in this charming setting.
The name of this magnificent gothic palace means "Golden House" in Venetian, as its facade was originally covered in gold. Although the gold has gone, the name still represents the majesty of this historic building rising from the Grand Canal.
Today the Ca' d'Oro hosts an exceptional gallery where many important Renaissance paintings can be admired. Keep reading to find out useful information about how to book your visit to the palace.
A great example of the wonderful Venetian Baroque style. The palace has been the setting of several elite parties and events throughout the centuries: the last one took place in 1951, when the whole of international high society wore eighteenth-century costumes and attended what was regarded as the party of the century.
The Arsenale is an unique, outstanding example of a pre-industrial factory: it was the heart of Venice's maritime supremacy, as it was where the city's ships were built. This structure anticipated the current industrial processes and hosted no less than 2,000 workers a day.
Today it is a historic building and some parts of it are currently used as boatyards, whilst others are exhibition rooms for the Venice Biennale.
This charming 500 year-old palace was the home of the glorious family of the same name. When its last descendant died, he left the whole property to the city of Venice. It is the only example of a noble family leaving their house, library, art collections and furniture to the city.
Palazzo Grassi is another building which rises from the Grand Canal and its classical, sober style puts it into contrast with the other baroque palaces located nearby. Today, thanks to its current owner, the French entrepreneur François Pinault, the palace hosts important contemporary artworks.
As the name suggests, this building was used by the Turkish as a marketplace and thus represents the multicultural environment of Venice during the period of the Serenissima.
Today the palace hosts the beautiful Natural Science Museum.
The outstanding spiral staircase made Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo ("bovolo" means "snail" in Venetian, representing the spiral shape of the stairs) one of the most famous buildings in Venice. At the top of the staircase is a panoramic viewpoint which offers a breath-taking view of the city - some astronomic discoveries were even made here.
Grande Scuola di San Rocco
Despite its name, this building has nothing to do with education: although "scuola" means "school" in Italian, in the Venetian language this word indicates a non-religious fraternity, for the purposes of charity. The palace is an real reasure chest, as it's filled with artworks, all by the Venetian master Tintoretto and his apprentices.
The seat of the fraternity of the same name, which is still active today, was built in the seventeenth century. Besides its architectural importance and beauty, the palace is also renowned for its art collection: its rooms, all of which are open to visitors, have been left as they were and house important art works by famous Venetian masters, such as Tiepolo.