Ponte dei Pugni – A Venice Bridge Known for its Fistfights

Ponte dei Pugni - Where The Ancient Tradition of Fistfights Took Place: There are hundreds of bridges criss-crossing the back canals of Venice, but one that is quite well-known is the Ponte dei Pugni. Located near Campo St Barnaba in Dorsoduro, Ponte dei Pugni is a famous Venice bridge that … [Read more...]

Sightseeing and Excursions in Venice

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 … [Read more...]

Basilica di San Marco – St. Mark's Venice

St. Mark's Basilica is an Amazing church with East and West Influences: Venice is an unusual city, a mixture of influences from East and West. Nowhere is the East-West blend of influence more evident than in the Basilica di San Marco (St. Mark's Basilica), the most famous of the many churches in … [Read more...]

Palazzo Ducale or The Doge's Palace

One of the premier symbols of Venice: Although the office of the Doge of Venice was created in the seventh century, it was not until the 9th century that the first ducal palace was built. This old palace was destroyed by a series of fire. The existing Palazzo Ducale, located at one end of the … [Read more...]

A Secret Tour Inside the Doge’s Palace

Doge's Palace - Home to the Doge as well as the Infamous Prisons: Since the early days of the Venetian Republic, the Doge's Palace was the seat of the government, housed the Palace of Justice and was the residence of the Doge. It was also used to house the administrative offices of the … [Read more...]

Ca’ Pesaro – A Modern Art Gallery on the Grand Canal

Of Longhena's many designs, Ca' Pesaro is believed to be his  masterpiece Ca' Pesaro is a Baroque marble palace which was built by the noble and wealthy Pesaro family.  It is yet another design by Baldassarre Longhena in mid-17th century but he died before the building was completed.  It took … [Read more...]

Palazzo Barbarigo – Venice Grand Canal

An Opulent Palazzo on the Grand Canal: One of the most eye-catching palazzi you'll see on the Grand Canal is Palazzo Barbarigo. Its front facade is decorated with colourful mosaics of Murano glass. Renaissance Architecture Palazzo Barbarigo was originally built in the 16th century. Its … [Read more...]

Ca' Rezzonico – Museum of Eighteenth Century Venice

The Museo del Settecento Veneziano is One of Venice's Finest Museums : On Venice's Grand Canal is the Museum of Eighteenth Century Venice, one of the finest museums in the city. Housed in the magnificent Ca' Rezzonico, the museum is dedicated to 18th century Venice and is one of the many museo … [Read more...]

Piazza San Marco

A Piazza full of history: Piazza San Marco is usually the starting point of any sightseeing tour of Venice. There's a lot to see here and within this Piazza are some of the greatest historic landmarks of Venice. At the eastern end are two of Venice's most important landmarks - the Basilica … [Read more...]