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...]

A Venice Gondola Ride

A Fun way to experience the Magic of Venice's Grand Canal: A gondola ride in Venice can be a romantic experience for two. Or, it can be a fun group activity shared by half a dozen people.  But on my first gondola ride many many years ago, I actually took the trip on my own. As a young … [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. Palazzo Barbarigo was originally built in the 16th century. Its architecture follows the … [Read more...]

Murano and Burano – Venice’s famous islands

Venice lagoon's popular islands: If you only have a short time in Venice and want to explore the islands of its lagoon, the most popular ones are Murano, Burano and Torcello. These three can be covered in the one outing and can be reached by the public vaporetti. The vaporetto ride on Venice's … [Read more...]