Highlights in Venice

Highlights in Venice during a Mediterranean cruise

Basilica of San Marco

  • cathedral and main church of Venice
  • dates from around 1060
  • dedicated to Saint Mark
  • one of the most beautiful basilicas in Europe
  • 43 m high

Piazza San Marco

  • the main square of Venice
  • there are San Marco cathedral, bell tower Clock Tower, Correr Museum and the Archaeological Museum
  • also famous for the many birds which come to eat from your hand
  • there you probably can drink the most expensive coffee ever

Palazzo Ducale

  • the palace of the leader of the Republic of Venice
  • built between 1309 and 1424
  • located at St. Mark's Square
  • in Gothic style


  • bell tower
  • 98.5 meters high
  • consists of a solid column of brick
  • bell chamber with five bells

Torre dell'Orologio

  • tower with a big clock at Piazza San Marco
  • designed by Mauro Codussi
  • built between 1496 and 1499

Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

  • big Gothic church with campanile
  • built in the 15th century
  • with triangular marble tomb of the sculptor Antonio Canova

Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute

  • Venetian church
  • dates from the 17th century
  • built by the architect Baldassare Longhena

Ponte di Rialto

  • Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal
  • the oldest and best known bridge across the Grand Canal
  • built in 1591
  • designed by Antonio da Ponte

Ca' d'Oro

  • palace with richly interior
  • built in the 15th century
  • in Gothic style
  • stands on the Grand Canal