The Top-10

Top 10 Local History in Venice - 2023

Updated Oct 2023
  • No.1

    St. Mark's Square

    4.7/5
    1,163 Reviews
    Venice
    1.9km from downtown
    长空一残月🌙
    "Beautiful, artistic, elegant, no word can describe how charming the square is, and you can easily spend hours walking around and getting your eyes on the Murano glass sculpture."
    Highlights: St. Mark's Square is unique among European city squares, being located in the city center, but not as noisy as other squares, thanks to Venice's quiet waterway traffic. As a Venice landmark, it is favored by tourists, photographers and even pigeons. Piazza San Marco has historically been the political, religious and festival center of Venice, the seat of all important Venetian government institutions, the seat of the Archbishop since the 19th century, and the venue of choice for many Venetian festivals. More than 200 years have passed since the style layout, this trapezoidal square on the edge of the Grand Canal still has its charm. The square is about 170 meters long, 80 meters wide to the east and 55 meters wide to the west. From New Year's Day to Carnival to Christmas, the Venetians host festivals big and small in Piazza San Marco, and even on normal days, people from all over the world flock to this square. There is a circle of exquisite Renaissance-style buildings on the side of the square. St. Mark's Basilica, the Mint, and the Doge's Palace are located on the east side of the square. On the south side are the bell tower and the new and old parliament buildings. Climbing the bell tower can overlook the whole square panorama. . On the west side is the Corell Museum, and on the back is a row of boutiques selling gold jewelry, glass, clothing, home decoration, etc. The storefront is not large, but the window design is very eye-catching. Between the Doge's Palace and the Venetian Prison on the other side of the river is the Bridge of Sighs, and between the square and the Grand Canal is the small Piazza San Marco, where you can see two tall columns standing on the river bank, one of At the top is the statue of San Marco's lion ready to fly. At the top of the other column stands a statue of the holy San Theodore accompanied by a crocodile, both patrons of Venice. During the day, the square is crowded with tourists, and there are groups of tourists everywhere, and large groups of pigeons are flying around the square. If you want to feed the pigeons, you can buy biscuits to feed them. If you encounter a black person who feeds pigeons and corn, don’t take it. A small handful of rice is 10 euros. If you accept it, you can ask for money. However, white people generally only give 2-5 euros. If you see Asians in Italy, they will charge more. You can choose to stroll in the square, of course, you can also choose an outdoor cafe seat to sit and rest when you are tired. Although the restaurants and cafes in the square are very expensive, you won't mind because you can stop here for a while and let your eyeballs enjoy the feast of architectural art. The steeple church, Byzantine dome church, mosaic frescoes, marble carvings, and the elegant and elegant Doge's Palace next door are not to be missed. In addition, there are many street performers and mobile vendors in the square, selling some local souvenirs, the price ranges from 3-10 euros, you can buy some as souvenirs if you like. At the same time, the view of the square at night will not disappoint you. If you visit Piazza San Marco around 7:30 pm, you will be impressed by the sight in front of you. In each arch of the buildings around the square, there are lights emitting golden light, which illuminates the original white stone church with golden color, and the whole square is shrouded in a golden splendor. Some restaurants also have their own open-air LiveShow, and it is also a pleasure to watch a free performance here.
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  • No.2

    Clock Tower

    4.5/5
    45 Reviews
    Venice
    2km from downtown
    游游dd
    "Torredell’ Orologio St. Mark’s Cathedral is to the left of the clock tower, which reads in Latin inscription: “I count only happy times.” Two conspicuous bronze statues of the Moors covered in dark green rust. Legend has it that the Venetians blinded the clock tower clock makers in case they created the same work for rival cities. The film Space City was filmed here. The copper man on the right seemed to be broken and didn't move much when the clock was ringing. The flying lion below is a symbol of Venice, which can be seen in many places."
    Highlights: The Clock Tower is located in Venice, Italy. It consists of a tower with a clock, and two lower buildings. The tower and clock date back to the end of the 15th century. Its great clock, visible from the waters of the lagoon, draws everyone's attention to the wealth and glory of Venice. The tower's lower two floors feature huge arches leading to the city's main street, the Merceria, which connects the political and religious center of Piazza San Marco with the commercial and financial center of Rialto.
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  • No.3

    Torcello

    4.3/5
    46 Reviews
    Venice
    9.9km from downtown
    _We***95
    "The island is beautiful. There are not many activities to do but it is still worth a visit for the scenery of the lagoon. There are beautiful churches and museums on the island. We love the water bus tour here, it is so beautiful."
    Highlights: Torceno Island is one of the birthplaces of Venice’s history and civilization. Today, it is one of the lonelier islands in Venice, but from the churches left on the island, you can still see the prosperity of the past. The famous American writer Ernest Hemingway once lived on the island in 1948. There are two main attractions on the island, one is Asenta Church and the other is St. Fusca Church. The end of summer is a time when many tourists are in Venice. If you want to avoid the crowds, there are still many places to go. Taking a boat from FondamenteNove or SanZaccharia to Torcello Island is a very good choice, be sure to give yourself Set aside some time to enjoy the island walk. This peaceful green field was established in the 5th and 6th centuries and is the oldest building claimed by Laguna. The church of Santa Maria Dell'Assunta was discovered in 639 BC, and there are many interesting mosaics to admire. Santa Fosca Church Santa Fosca was built at the end of the 11th century, a mixture of late Byzantine and Venetian Romanesque architecture, is one of the churches that can represent Venice. The church was originally built for the burial of martyrs, and the octagon that surrounds the colonnade of the church building is rare.
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  • No.4

    Natural History Museum

    4.8/5
    25 Reviews
    Venice
    1km from downtown
    小思文
    "The Venice Natural History Museum is also a good view of the visit. This natural history museum is also a very simple building. You can feel it very well in Venice. The historical content is still quite good. There are many collections in the museum."
    Highlights: The Natural History Museum of Venice is housed in an ancient building built in the 13th century, facing the Grand Canal of Venice. Fossils of various geological periods and many collections related to nature such as plants, insects, and animal specimens are displayed here. These collections in the Natural History Museum mainly come from the MuseoCorrer, the Veneto Science, Education and Art Center (IstitutoVenetodiScienze, LettereeArti) and so on. The museum will hold various nature-related exhibitions from time to time. The library located in the museum is open all year round and contains more than 40,000 books on nature and history.
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  • No.5

    Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista di Venezia

    4.6/5
    10 Reviews
    Venice
    866m from downtown
    cparissh
    "Venice is really a magical place, 4 weeks are small rivers, along the small rivers, you can go around the whole island. And I don't know if there are hundreds or thousands of small bridges here, very mini."
    Highlights: The Evangelical University of San Giovanni is a church in the San Paolo district of Venice. It was established in the thirteenth century by a group of ascetic monks and later became one of the five churches in Venice. It organizes various charitable activities and also supports and sponsors some artistic activities. It is worth mentioning that there are also some relics of crosses in it, and many paintings were exhibited with the authorization of the artist. They were taken as public ownership during the Napoleonic period and are now collected in the Art Gallery of the Florence Academy of Art. The church is currently only open to the public at certain times.
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  • No.6

    Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni

    4.9/5
    15 Reviews
    Venice
    2.4km from downtown
    月月鸟的小窝
    "Venice many ancient buildings are more beautiful, must see, the typical appearance of European architecture!"
  • No.7

    Museo Comunita Ebraica

    4.5/5
    12 Reviews
    Venice
    1km from downtown
    137***66
    "Museo Comunita Ebraica It's a very good museum. There are exhibitions of vehicles such as carriages before, which are very retro and distinctive! There is also a full introduction at the door."
    Highlights: The Museo Ebraico conducts daily tours through the historic spots of Venice's Jewish Ghetto. Old artifacts and works of art offer a look back into the history of a both vibrant and suppressed community.
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  • No.8

    Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

    4.5/5
    41 Reviews
    Venice
    966m from downtown
    288***67
    "We went to this church, we made a public ferry on the canal, there is a disembarkation point at the door of the church, after visiting this church, we can wait for the next boat to play on other islands."
    Highlights: The Franciscan Church of Our Lady of Glory, known as the "Pantheon of Venice", is the place where the Doge of Venice and local celebrities and gentry are buried. Adjacent to the Basilica of San Giovanni Paulo, the church was built in 1236-1338 and the interior was renovated in the 14th century. The overall structure of the church is in the shape of a Latin cross, the facade is quite flat, decorated with rose windows, and there are 3 minarets on the top floor. It is an example of Venetian Gothic religious architecture. There are many art treasures in the interior of the church, such as "St. John the Baptist", "The Virgin and the Saints" and so on.
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  • No.9

    Church of Madonna dell'Orto

    4.6/5
    22 Reviews
    Venice
    1.4km from downtown
    cparissh
    "The church is very inconspicuous, and others have not recommended it in the game, and I accidentally saw it when I passed by. The pink brick wall looks quite soft on the outside. And the facade is very well preserved."
    Highlights: The Notre Dame of the Vegetable Garden was built and dedicated to Christopher in the 14th century, but after a statue of the Virgin and Child was found in the nearby vegetable garden, it was re-consecrated to the Virgin Mary, and the name of the church was changed to Notre-Dame of the Vegetable Garden. Today the statue of the Virgin and Child is sacrificed in the Holy Roman Chapel. The "Dedication of the Virgin Mary" and "The Sacrifice of the Golden Calf" decorated on the door of the chapel entrance are both masterpieces of Tintoretto.
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  • No.10

    Campo Ghetto Nuove

    4.6/5
    14 Reviews
    Venice
    1km from downtown
    cparissh
    "According to the map on the mobile phone, there is actually no obvious mark, saying that this is a Jewish residential area, but there is a area on the map, this feeling is no different from other places, the same alley."
  • No.11

    Church of Saint Mary of Miracles Venice

    4.3/5
    27 Reviews
    Venice
    1.9km from downtown
    quqky
    "The church is beautiful from the opposite side of the Grand Canal, which was built in the past to escape the Black Death, and in the aftermath of the plague to thank the Virgin for her shelter, which is quite meaningful."
    Highlights: The Church of Our Lady of Miracles is located in the Cannaregio area and is one of the outstanding buildings of the Renaissance in Venice. Compared to other churches in Venice, this church is more modest. There is no complicated painting and sculpture decoration, and the whole is built of marble of various colors. It is the representative work of Venice and even the whole Italian marble building.
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  • No.12

    Chiesa di San Lorenzo

    4.4/5
    8 Reviews
    Venice
    2.4km from downtown
    cparissh
    "It is said that this church is the oldest church in Venice. It seems that there is a Medici family logo on the church. If you don't go in, you have to buy tickets."
  • No.13

    Zecca

    4.3/5
    26 Reviews
    Venice
    2km from downtown
    khcc
    "The mint is located on the other side of St. Mark's Square, and there is a small square in front, but it is definitely not as big as the former. It is an ancient Roman style shape and is all stone structure, a little flat on the outside but inside is a place to make wealth."
    Highlights: Located on the west side of Piazza San Marco, the Mint was the city's mint until 1870, one of the few buildings in Venice built entirely of stone, mainly to protect against fire. Next to it is the Libreria Sansoviniana, which can be accessed from the 13a portico of St. Mark's Basilica.
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  • No.14

    Chiesa di Santa Maria Formosa

    4.6/5
    15 Reviews
    Venice
    2km from downtown
    coldwar
    "The church of Santa Maria Formoza is full of historical artifacts, and a gold mosaic is on the semi-dome behind the altar. Although the main part of the nineteenth century is rebuilt according to the documentation, the church is still Roman-style. I believe the design is still original, like the one built in the early 12th century."
  • No.15

    Ss.Maria e Donato

    4.0/5
    1 Reviews
    Venice
    2km from downtown
    coldwar
    "The floor dates back to the eleventh century AD, the church walls are covered with historical murals, the church is full of historical relics, and the semi-dome behind the altar is mosaic gold, still in Roman style, even if the main part was reconstructed in the nineteenth century according to documents."