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Venice

Venice is fascinating and unique, but its beauty and history can sometimes be overwhelming, leaving visitors unsure where to focus their efforts.
ARTin app helps you explore Venice, its stunning artwork, and the history of the artists who worked there.
Audio and video walking tours take you into the heart of this complex and ever-surprising city. Our art critics, historians, and architects will guide you ever step of the way.
Furthermore, with ARTin, you can pause along your walking tour to sip an espresso, a glass of wine, or a spritz. Finally, we’ve recommended the best wine bars, cafés, and restaurants for you, and we’ve also provided you with a list of our favorite hotels.

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Itinerary 1 – Venice in One day

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S. Lucia railroad Station | Frari | Rialto | Basilica San Marco

This is the itinerary to follow if you have just one full day to visit Venice. If you arrive in Venice by car or by train, try to avoid the beaten path — in other words, don’t follow the crowds along Rio Terà Lista di Spagna and Strada Nuova — and go toward the Ponte degli Scalzi for a taste of a more authentic Venice. You will love the Chiesa dei Frari, the Grand Canal with the Ponte di Rialto and Piazza San Marco where, finally, you can visit the Basilica and the Doge’s Palace.

 

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For a quick snack near the train station, we recommend Bacareto da Lele. Near the Ponte di Rialto in Campo Erberia, enjoy a coffee or a spritz at Naranzaria or Osteria Bocongiro. For lunch, head to Aciugheta in San Marco.

Itinerary 2 – Venice in Two days

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San Sebastiano | San Rocco | Santa Maria Miracoli | San Giovanni e Paolo

On day one, follow the Venice in One Day itinerary.
Start your second day with a visit to the Chiesa di San Sebastiano, the Paolo Veronese’s crowning achievement. The nearby Scuola Grande di San Rocco is Tintoretto’s masterpiece. In the afternoon, cross the Grand Canal to visit the Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Miracoli, a Renaissance gem. In conclusion, we suggest to end your tour at the Chiesa di San Giovanni e Paolo, an ornate Dominican church.

 

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Near San Sebastiano, stop for lunch at Osteria da Codroma. If you’re in the mood for a glass of wine in an authentic Venetian wine bar, look for Al Ponte right in front of the Chiesa di San Giovanni e Paolo.

Itinerary 3 – Our Favorite Places for a weekend of art

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San Rocco | Frari | Santa Maria dell’Orto | San Zaccaria | Scuola di San Giorgio | Torcello

The power of Venice can be felt through a pair of Tintoretto works: his glorious cycle in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco.
The special character of Venice is also conveyed Titian’s Assumption and Giovanni Bellini’s mystical altarpiece, both in the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Venice is also Tintoretto’s beloved Cannaregio neighborhood, the moving Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple in his local church, Santa Maria dell’Orto. Discover more…

 

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In Cannaregio, just steps from the Chiesa Madonna dell’Orto, sip a spritz at Al Timon, then enjoy dinner with music at Paradiso Perduto. We love Antiche Carampane, not far from Frari, for breakfast and dinner. Enjoy an aperitif in Campo Erbaria, near the Rialto market, at Naranzaria.
On Torcello, visit Locanda Cipriani, or head to Venissa on the nearby island of Mazzorbo. End the day with a dinner and a DJ set at BBar in the Bauer Hotel (but call the hotel to confirm).

Itinerary 4 – Castello

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San Zaccaria | Bragora church | Scuola degli Schiavoni | Vigna church | Arsenale | Biennale

Leave from Piazza San Marco and head to the peaceful Castello neighborhood, stopping first at the elegant San Zaccaria Renaissance church. This church is home to Giovanni Bellini’s greatest masterpiece: an altarpiece depicting the Madonna enthroned with child and saints.
From there, head to the quiet San Giovanni in Broroga square, which is close to the crowded Riva degli Schiavoni but feels miles away. The small church that lends its name to the square contains an excellent painting of the Baptism of Christ by Cima da Conegliano.
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Just a few steps from San Zaccaria, grab a bite or a drink at Aciugheta; near the Scuola degli Schiavoni, Locals serves a sophisticated menu; behind San Giovanni in Broroga, Al Covo, Al Covinio and Alla Corta Sconta are all worth a try.

Itinerary 5 – Castello to Cannaregio

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Museo Palazzo Grimani | San Giovanni and Paolo church | Miracoli Church | Grisostomo church | Rialto Bridge

From Piazza San Marco, head toward Santa Maria Formosa square. The lovely Renaissance church there contains a famous Palma the Elder altarpiece depicting Saint Barbara. Not far from the church is the entrance to the stunning Palazzo Grimani, a model of Tuscan-Roman Renaissance style as it played out in this area.
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Near Santa Maria Formosa, try Enoteca Mascareta. Near San Giovanni e Paolo, next to the church, is the Rosa Salva café, an excellent choice for breakfast or a snack. If you would like to sample a cicchetto or two, the Al Portego wine bar behind San Giovanni Crisostomo — Marco Polo’s old neighborhood — is a reliable choice. Also in this area, we recommend the restaurant Fiaschetteria Toscana.

Itinerary 6 – Dorsoduro

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San Trovaso | Gallerie dell’Accademia | Vedova Foundation | Santa Maria della Salute church

The first stop is the Chiesa di San Trovaso, notable for its two facades and a large Tintoretto Last Supper.
From there, head to the Gallerie dell’Accademia, which houses the masterpieces of the Venetian school of painting. This is one of Venice’s largest museums.
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Sip some good wine at the Bottegon già Schiavi right in front of San Trovaso and the boatyard of the same name, where gondolas are still made today.
Along the Zattere, relax in the sun on the terrace at the Pensione Calcina, a favorite of John Ruskin, and taste some local specialties from the restaurant. If you’re more in the mood for gelato, seek out Gelateria Nico.

Itinerary 7 – Cannaregio

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The Ghetto | Madonna dell’Orto church | Wagner Museum | Ca’ d’Oro

Lose yourself in the Jewish ghetto of Venice and Cannaregio, two of the most fascinating areas of the city. Experience Venice as it once was in quiet spots that have changed little over the last 500 years. At number 3399 Fondamenta dei Mori is Tintoretto’s house, and a little farther along is the Santa Maria dell’Orto church the artist loved.
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Rio della Misericordia is full of places to eat and drink. We like to whet our appetites with an aperitif at Timon; for lunch or dinner, we recommend Il Paradiso Perduto, L’Orto dei Mori and L’Anice Stellato.

Itinerary 8 – The Island Giudecca and St George

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Redentore Church | San Giorgio’ s Church

Take a stroll along the Giudecca Canal and enjoy a view of the bay of San Marco. The first stop is the Chiesa del Redentore. Take a vaporetto ride to San Giorgio island to admire the San Giorgio church and monastery. The building is now home to the Cini Foundation.
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Our favorite restaurant on Giudecca is the historic Altanella, where Gabriele D’Annunzio ate dinner before the Bakar Mockery. At the far end of Giudecca is the Belmond Cipriani hotel, which is worth a visit. Stay for dinner at Cip’s and you’ll be treated to a unique and breathtaking view of San Marco from a waterside table.

Itinerary 9 – Murano, Burano and Torcello

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San Michele in Isola | Murano | Burano | San Francesco del Deserto | Torcello

You’ll need some time to explore the lagoon, and you’ll need to work out some logistics—though it is served by vaporetti—but you’ll be rewarded with a mix of natural beauty, history and art that is unique and really brings home the history of Venice and lets you glimpse the city’s soul. On your way to Murano, you can stop at the small Renaissance San Michele in Isola Church and the charming cemetery. When you arrive in Murano, move to the church of San Pietro Martire.
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As soon as you cross the little bridge that connects Burano to Mazzorbo, you’ll be entranced by the peace and quiet of Venissa. The main restaurant is a gourmet affair; the creative bistro next door serves a simpler menu in a less formal setting. Or you can follow in Hemingway’s footsteps and take a seat at the lovely Locanda Cipriani on Torcello.

Itinerary 10 – Veronese’s Venice

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St George Island | Palazzo Ducale | St Giovanni and Paolo church | Gallerie dell’Accademia | San Sebastiano church

Retrace the steps of Paolo Veronese by starting on San Giorgio island in the Palladian refectory of the Cini Foundation. From there, head to the Doge’s Palace to view Veronese’s large paintings of political allegories. Next, turn toward the Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, in the Rosario chapel.
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Behind the Doge’s Palace on the road that leads to the Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, enjoy a bite or a glass of good wine at Aciugheta or Enoteca Mascareta. Behind the Gallerie dell’Accademia is Bacaro al Cantinon già Schiavi; near the Chiesa di San Sebastiano, we suggest Osteria da Codroma.

Itinerary 11 – Titian’s Venice

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Frari church | Gallerie dell’Accademia | Salute church | Palazzo Ducale | Gesuiti church

Because Titian, the master painter born in Cadore, was so famous around the world, Venice today claims only a small number of his works. This itinerary will take you to visit the best of them. The tour begin at Chiesa di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari to admire two of the wonderful piece of art.
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Between the Chiesa di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and the Gallerie dell’Accademia, stop at Oniga in San Barnaba. Behind San Marco, you are sure to eat well at Aciugheta, and near the Chiesa dei Gesuiti, dine at Algiubagio, which offers a stunning view of the lagoon with San Michele and Murano islands right in front of you.

Itinerary 12 – Bellini’s Venice

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Frari church | Gallerie dell’Accademia | Correr museum | Crisostomo church | San Zaccaria church

Giovanni Bellini revolutionized painting in Venice over his long career. Learn how he did so by following this fascinating itinerary.
Begin at the sacristy at the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. This contains an altarpiece that has been delighting visitors from around the world for centuries and still hangs for the spot for which it was designed: Madonna Enthroned with Child and Saints.
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When you’ve left the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and are on your way to San Crisostomo, take a break in Campo Erberia. Food and drink options abound and include Bancogiro and Naranzaria. Over the Ponte di Rialto in front of San Crisostomo is the restaurant Fiaschetteria Toscana. If you’re more in the mood for a wine bar, Portego is nearby. Finally, Aciugheta is steps from San Zaccaria.

Itinerary 13 – Tintoretto’s Venice

Tintoretto's house in Fondamenta dei Mori in Cannaregio Venice - ARTin app

Madonna dell’Orto | Gallerie dell’Accademia | San Rocco | Palazzo Ducale | San Giorgio Maggiore church

One of the great artists of the Venetian school, Jacopo Tintoretto walked these streets and crossed these canals. Visit some of the places that inspired his vision of Venice.
Start at 3399 Fondamenta dei Mori in Cannaregio, where you can still see the great Venetian painter’s house and studio. Nearby is his beloved church, Chiesa della Madonna dell’Orto, which houses one of his masterpieces:  Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple. Tintoretto is buried beneath it.
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Eat{in}g & drink{in}g

Near Madonna dell’Orto on Rio della Misericordia there are plenty of places to eat and drink. We like to whet our appetites with an aperitif at Timon; for lunch or dinner, we recommend Il Paradiso Perduto, L’Orto dei Mori and L’Anice Stellato. Between the Gallerie dell’Accademia and San Rocco, you can stop at Oniga in San Barnaba.

Itinerary 14 – Carpaccio’s Venice

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Gallerie dell’ Accademia | Correr | Doge’s Palace | Ca’ d’Oro | Scuola di San Giorgio

This is more than a mere walking tour. It’s a journey through the unusual dreamscape evoked by Vittore Carpaccio.
Begin at the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Room XXI, which contains a cycle of nine canvases by Carpaccio depicting The Legend of Saint Ursula commissioned by the Confraternity of Saint Ursula. Room XX houses Carpaccio’s Miracle of the Relic of the Cross at the Ponte di Rialto, originally painted for the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista.
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Behind the Chiesa di San Vidal, indulge in a meal at the renowned Trattoria da Fiore. If you’re looking for something a little less formal, Acquapazza, which serves Neapolitan specialties, fits the bill. Near Ca’ d’Oro is one of the most famous wine bars in the city: Alla Vedova. After immersing yourself in the dreamy Carpaccio work at the Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, explore a different kind of creative artistry at Local.

Itinerary 15 – In the Footsteps of the Great Artists Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and Tiepolo

St Sebastiano Church | Carmini School | Scuola of San Rocco | Frari church

This itinerary will lead you through the heart of Venice to the “sacred places” of several great Venetian artists. Artist Paolo Veronese considered the Chiesa di San Sebastiano his personal temple and chose to be entombed there.  Now travel in the footsteps of Giambattista Tiepolo at the Scuola Grande dei Carmini.
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Near the Mercato di Rialto, in Campo Erberia square, you can drink a coffee or a spritz at Naranzaria or Osteria Bocongiro. If you’re hungry in the area around the Scuola dei Carmini, head to Campo San Barnaba square, where you can choose between Oniga and Osteria dei Pugni. Near San Sebastiano, the best choice is Osteria da Codroma.

Itinerary 16 – Modern and Contemporary art

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Palazzo Grassi | Ca’ Pesaro | Prada Foundation | Guggenheim | Vedova Foundation | Punta della Dogana

This itinerary explores modern and contemporary art, an alternative to the more traditional artistic legacy of Venice.
Begin at the Pinault Foundation in Palazzo Grassi. From there, head to the International Gallery of Modern Art, housed in Ca’ Pesaro.
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Not far from the Fondazione Prada you will find one of our favorites: Le Antiche Carampane. For a snack or an aperitif, head to Campo Erberia with its view of the Ponte di Rialto. Bancogiro and Naranzaria are both located there. To eat along the Zattere with a view of Giudecca, grab a table at Ristorante La Piscina, which isn’t far from the Fondazione Vedova and the Punta della Dogana.

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Canal Grande

Palazzo Ducale

Scuola di San Giorgio degli schiavoni

Torre dell’orologio

San Polo

San Giovanni in Bragora

Torcello

Scuola dei Carmini

Chiesa della Madonna dell’orto

Guggenheim

S.Maria dei Miracoli

Scuola Grande San Rocco

S.Sebastiano

Punta Dogana

Gallerie dell’Accademia

Palazzo Grassi

San Zaccaria

Murano

San Francesco della Vigna

Ghetto

Palazzo Contarini dal Bovolo

Teatro La Fenice

Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

S.Maria della Salute

Libreria Marciana

Museo Correr

Ca’ d’ Oro

Burano

Biennale

Fondazione Prada

Ca’ Rezzonico

 

Palazzo Ca’ Vendramin Calergi

Ca’ Pesaro

Basilica di S.Marco

S.Giorgio Maggiore e Fondazione Cini

Palazzo Grimani

Chiesa del Redentore

Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo

Fondazione Vedova

Arsenale

Museo Archeologico

Storia di Venezia

Palazzo Fortuny

Isola di S. Michele

San Giovanni Crisostomo

Artists’ and architects’ life

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Tiziano

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Bellini

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Giorgione

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Carpaccio

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Vivarini

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Tintoretto

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Veronese

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Canaletto

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Guardi

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Palladio

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Codussi

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Scamozzi

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Scarpagnino

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