Churches in Castello

Santa Maria della Visitazione

What to See in Venice: The Churches in Castello Sestiere: Like many of the churches in Venice, a vast number of the churches in Castello were bound by legends or built by famous architects and are repositories of artwork by master painters.  But more than tradition, architecture and art, some of the Castello churches also […]

Other San Marco Attractions

Fondaco dei Tedeschi

West of St Mark’s Square Are Many Other San Marco Attractions: Piazza San Marco is the show-piece of San Marco sestiere, but just west of this main square are many alleyways and smaller squares that are home to many other Venice attractions, such as La Fenice and Campo di Santa Maria del Giglio. Other San […]

Places to see in Dorsoduro

Squero San Trovaso

Places to see in Dorsoduro: Dorsoduro Palaces, Squares, Monuments and Streets: From the imposing palaces on the Grand Canal to the many churches with their wealth of sculptures and paintings, there is much to see and do in Dorsoduro.  This sestiere is generally less touristy than some parts of Venice and has always been a […]

Places to see in San Polo

Rialto Bridge, Venice

What to See in Venice: Interesting Sights and Monuments in San Polo Sestiere: San Polo may be the smallest of the six Venetian sestieri, but many visitors find their way here because of the iconic Rialto Bridge. As one of the oldest parts of Venice, the area naturally is home to many historic places, monuments […]

Places to see in San Marco

St Mark's Basilica, Venice

What to See in Venice:  San Marco Sights and Attractions: As the centre of politics and the judiciary, San Marco is where the powerhouses of Venice are located. The Palazzo Ducale and Basilica di San Marco are on Piazza San Marcoand within the square itself are the most important and recognizable symbols of Venice. The […]

Places to See in Cannaregio

Casa D'Oro, Grand Canal

What to See in Venice: Cannaregio Palaces and Other Buildings Cannaregio, the northern-most sestieri of Venice was once the cradle of artists, explorers and composers. Marco Polo, Tintoretto and Titian all had their homes in Cannaregio as did Wagner. There are many churches in Cannaregio, many of which have been blessed by the works of […]

Places to See in Castello

Riva Schiavoni - Venice

What to See in Venice: Interesting Sights in Castello Sestiere: Castello is the largest of the Venice sestieri and as one of the earliest parts of Venice to be settled, it holds plenty of history. Its western border backs onto San Marco and Cannaregio and the district stretches all the way to Sant’Elena in the […]

Places to See in Santa Croce

Ca' Pesaro, Venice

What to See in Venice: Palaces and Interesting Sights in Santa Croce Sestiere: Santa Croce is probably the least attractive of all the Venice sestieri. The district includes the main port in the west and it is also home to the city’s bus station and giant car park in Piazzale Roma. However, the eastern section […]

Churches in Santa Croce

Church of San Stae, Santa Croce

What to See in Venice: Churches in Santa Croce: Santa Croce has its share of churches, many of which are ancient and not as richly decorated as the churches in the other sestieri. They are nevertheless important because of their early architecture and they are home to many church artwork and interesting legends. Church of […]