Vaporetto dell’Arte – Venice’s Hop-on-Hop-off Waterbus

Venice Hop-on Hop-off Vaporetto

Vaporetto dell’Arte – A Waterbus Line Connecting Visitors to the City’s Cultural Attractions: Venice has always been a city that’s best explored on foot. As the city is car-free and vaporetto stops are not always close to the cultural attractions, walking is the best way of getting around Venice, that is if you are a […]

Sightseeing and Excursions in Venice

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Venice Sightseeing, Venice Tours and Venice Attractions: Below are links to a wide variety of tours (more than thirty) covering many aspects of Venice and the Lagoon, and also some to outlying areas (several of these are to wine regions). The tours range from one hour to a very full day, and use all means […]

Street Flooding, “high water” in Piazza San Marco, Venice

Venice Flooding

Street Flooding, "high water" in San Marco: Venice City Guide Acqua alta (High tides) We’ve all heard about Venice flooding and seen the news shots of people wading through the waters in St Mark’s Square. But actually Venice only has Acqua Alta (high water) in Autumn and Winter when some streets and squares flood, and […]

Music in Venice: Concerts and Opera

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Concert and Opera links to Venice orchestras and theatres A commented selection of concert and opera links to Venice orchestras and theatres. Antonio Vivaldi, who lived in Venice for many years, composed over 60 works there and the city is also the place where many famous Italian operas, especially by Verdi, had their premières: The […]

Museums and Galleries in Venice

Palazzo Grassi, Venice Art

major museums, galleries and collections in Venice and the Veneto In Venice, the Academy Galleries (Accademia) house the major collections of Venetian painting from the 14th to the 18th centuries; the G. Franchetti Gallery also has important paintings, and the Guggenheim Collection exhibits international works of contemporary art. In the Palazzo Grassi, exhibitions of international […]

Webcams in Venice

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Venice Webcams: San Marco, Rialto, the Lido Webcams over S.Mark’s Square, Canal Grande, Rialto and elsewhere. Mostly from the Commune de Venezia, The Tidal Forecasting Centre at Palazzo Cavalli and Veneto Tourism. Refresh the page to see a new view (Click F5). The ones with the blue line along the bottom refresh every 20 minutes. […]

Churches in Dorsoduro

I Gesuati - Dorsoduro Church

Places to See in Dorsoduro: Churches in Dorsoduro: To enjoy art in Venice you don’t have to go to an art gallery. Many of the city’s churches are rich with artwork by famous Italian painters and sculptors, and this is certainly the case in Dorsoduro. Wander into any church in this Venetian sestiere and you’re […]

Churches in Cannaregio

Church of Santa Maria of Nazareth

What to See in Venice: Some Noteworthy Churches in Cannaregio: Cannaregio was once the cradle of painters, sculptors, composers and other artistic types. Many churches in Cannaregio have benefited from artists such as Tintoretto and Titian having homes in this district. Here are some of the main churches to see in Cannaregio: Church of Santa […]