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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Bridge
“Rialto , Erberia , San Giacometto square , here you find traditional and modern places . You may choose to have a glass of wine sitting at a table outside , enjoyng the view on the Canal Grande or standing in the square to make small talks . Others prefer to go at the next Campo Bella Vienna to eat Cicchetti (fingerfood) and dancing to the rhythm of the music of the nearby bar .”
  • 104 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Doge's Palace is a palace built in Venetian Gothic style, and one of the main landmarks of the city of Venice in northern Italy. The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Venetian Republic. It was founded in 1340, and extended and modified in the following centuries. It became a museum in 1923, and is one of the 11 museums run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Art Museum
“For lovers of modern art, Venice is home to the most important and extraordinary personal collection of the American collector Peggy Guggenheim. A collection that will leave you dreaming, with its works by famous artists such as Picasso, Mondrian and Brancusi. ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Gallerie dell'Accademia is a museum gallery of pre-19th-century art in Venice, northern Italy. It is housed in the Scuola della Carità on the south bank of the Grand Canal, within the sestiere of Dorsoduro. It was originally the gallery of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, the art academy of Venice, from which it became independent in 1879, and for which the Ponte dell'Accademia and the Accademia boat landing station for the vaporetto water bus are named. The two institutions remained in the same building until 2004, when the art school moved to the Ospedale degli Incurabili.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Art and architecture exhibitions - famous in the world - in beautiful pavilions. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Plaza
“Definitely worth going inside the Cathedral to see the stunning gold mosaic artwork. If there is a long line outside, go online to book a jump the queue ticket for only 2 euro.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“In the same street of "Al Timon Bragozzo" you'll find also many other inn and tavern where to have an aperitif and even try meat or fish specialities. After this experience you can consider yourself a real Venetian!”
  • 109 locals recommend
Museum
“Famous! It can take a entire day to go through the Biennale at arsenale and 2 days do see both Arsenale and Giardini. However, years after years, if you only have a day or a half day to dedicate to the biennale I recommend going to Arsenale rather than Giardini.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“this restaurant is famous for two things: aperitifs and meat! if you would like eating good meat with vegetables and a good wine, this is one of the best places in Venice! located in Fondamenta degli Ormesini: a very lively and busy place in the evening. I recommend to book”
  • 79 locals recommend
Plaza
“St Mark's Square is the principal public square of Venice. The Square is dominated at its eastern end by the great church of St Mark.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Building
“VENICE ISLAND: luxury shopping mall in historical building: terrific wiew from its terrace”
  • 70 locals recommend
Church
“The most famous church in the island. Simply wonderful. Guided tour suggested. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Used Bookstore
“Not your average bookshop: just browse the old books, climb the book-made-stair and take a look at the canal on the back. And mind the many cats.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Opera House
“Teatro La Fenice (pronounced [la feˈniːtʃe], "The Phoenix") is an opera house in Venice, Italy. It is one of "the most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre",[1] and in the history of opera as a whole. Especially in the 19th century, La Fenice became the site of many famous operatic premieres at which the works of several of the four major bel canto era composers – Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi – were performed.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Premise
“For opera lovers, Teatro La Fenice is a must-see. Built towards the end of the 18th century, this theatre has hosted countless premières of operas by famous writers such as Rossini and Verdi.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Inaugurated in 2006 and 2009, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana are two contemporary art museums. Renovated by Japanese architect Tadao Ando they present personal and collective exhibitions. Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana aim to share with the public the knowledge and love for contemporary art through the extraordinary Pinault Collection and to strengthen the privileged relationship the institution has developed with artists, especially thanks to works specifically conceived for its exhibition spaces. Since May 2013, the Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi complements this artistic and cultural program. Conceived by Tadao Ando, this 225-seat auditorium offers a wide range of events - conferences, concerts, screenings - that underline the will to establish a dialogue with a Venetian and international public.”
  • 47 locals recommend