Venice free travel guide

Apart from Austria, Ski’s first stop is probably Italy. The scenery of Sicily has been deeply imprinted in memory since he was a child (not because the little Italian brother is very good at teasing (ノ"◑ ◑)ノ" (。•́︿•̀。))

Going to Italy, Venice is an impossible city to miss, and its reputation is never below Rome. The water city of Venice is small, but there are many islands. If you go to travel, you can see Venezia, the glass island Murano, the colorful island Burano, the relic island Torcello, and the beach island Lido in four or five days.


Venice Island

Piazza San Marco | Piazza San Marco


Piazza San Marco is the central square of Venice, Italy, and was called "the most beautiful living room in Europe" by Napoleon. The square was originally built in the 9th century and named to commemorate the author of "The Gospel of Mark". It was expanded to its current scale in the 12th century on the basis of the original square. The buildings around the square are all exquisite buildings of the Renaissance period. The next to be introduced are St. Mark’s Basilica, St. Mark’s Bell Tower, Doge’s Palace, Golden Palace, and Bridge of Sighs. It has always been the political, religious and festival center of Venice in history. However, due to its low-lying terrain, it is often flooded during high tide or heavy rain. Friends who go to Venice must check the weather forecast.

Address: Piazza San Marco, 30100 Venezia, Italy

Opening hours: all day

St. Mark's Basilica | Basilica San Marco


According to legend, in 828, two Venetian merchants smuggled the remains of St. Mark from Alexandria, Egypt, and built the St. Mark’s Basilica in memory of St. Mark, but the church was burned down in the riot in 976. , The existing church was rebuilt in the tenth century. The five domed main halls and two front halls of St. Mark’s Basilica together form a cross. There are five Romanesque gates on the front of the church, with various minarets on the top. The minaret at the middle gate also has a statue of Saint Mark. The entire church combines Byzantine, ancient Rome, Gothic and Oriental architectural styles, and was once known as the most beautiful church in the world.

Address: Basilica di San Marco, San Marco, 328, 30124 Venice

Opening hours:

November to Easter (around March and April)

Basilica: 9:30-17:00 (Sundays and holidays: 14:00-16:00)

St. Mark’s Museum: 9:45-16:45

The Golden Altar (Pala d’oro): 9:45-16:00 (Sundays and holidays: 14:00-16:00)

Treasury: 9:45-16:00 (Sundays and holidays: 14:00-16:00)

Easter (around March and April) to November

Basilica: 9:45-17:00 (Sundays and holidays: 14:00-17:00)

St. Mark’s Museum: 9:45-16:45

The Golden Altar (Pala d’oro): 9:45-17:00 (Sundays and holidays: 14:00-17:00)

Treasury: 9:45-17:00 (Sundays and holidays: 14:00-17:00)

Campanile di San Marco | Campanile di San Marco

The Campanile of San Marco is one of the landmarks of Venice. The bell tower is 99 meters high. The lower half is a huge columnar building made of bricks. The upper part is an arched bell tower with 5 clocks. Above the arched bell tower is a square building with a lion and the goddess of justice. The top is a pyramid. Shaped minaret and a golden weather vane in the shape of an angel Gabriel. The predecessor of St. Mark’s Campanile was a watchtower in the 9th century. It was rebuilt and repaired several times, and finally took on what it is today in 1912.

Address: Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia, Italy

Opening hours:

September 5-18: 8:30-20:15

September 19-30: 8:30-19:45

October 1-9: 9:30-19:00

October 10th to 31st: 9:30-17:30

November 1st to March 31st: 9:30-17:30 (January 9th to 27th: closed for maintenance)

April 1st to April 30th: 9:00-17:30

May 1st to September 4th: 8:30-21:00

*No entry 45 minutes before closing. In the event of heavy fog, strong winds, extreme cold and other adverse weather, the clock tower will be temporarily closed.


Doge's Palace of Venice | Palazza Ducale

The Doge’s Palace, also known as the Doge’s Palace or the Ducal Palace, was formerly a government agency and court, as well as the residence of the Governor of Venice. The Governor’s Palace was built in the 9th century, but the original building was destroyed in the fire, and after many reconstructions, reconstructions and extensions, what you see now is a Gothic building with Arabic style. The Doge’s Palace faces the Venice Lagoon to the south, St. Mark’s Square to the west, and St. Mark’s Church to the north. It is connected to the prison by the Bridge of Sighs and forms a museum. Not only can you experience the glory of the Doge’s Palace in history, you can also enjoy Tinto Lieto (Tintoretto), Paul. Works by Paolo Veronese, Giovanni Bellini and Titian.


Address: Palazzo Ducale San Marco 1, 30135 Venezia

Opening hours:

November 1st to March 31st 8:30-17:30 (No entry at 16:30)

April 1 to October 31, 8:30-19:00 (no entry at 18:00)

Golden Palace | Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro


The Golden Palace, also known as the Palazzo Santa Sofia (Palazzo Santa Sofia), was built by the Contarini family from 1428 to 1430. Due to the most expensive paint at that time and the addition of gold leaf, the exterior wall was as dazzling as gold, so it was It is called the Golden Palace, but after years of reconstruction and the erosion of water, the Golden House has faded a lot. After the fall of the Republic of Venice in 1797, the palace changed its owners several times. After a 19th century ballerina bought the Golden Palace, he demolished the Gothic courtyard stairs and destroyed the ornate balcony, greatly damaging the original appearance of the Golden Palace. After being donated by Baron Giorgio Franchetti to the Venetian government in 1915, it was preserved and named as the baron’s art gallery today. The Golden Palace retains many artworks collected by Baron Franchetti at the time, such as Titian. (Titian), Tintoretto (Tintoretto), Anthony van Dyck (Anthony van Dyck) and so on.

Address: Cannaregio, 3932, 30121 Venezia, Italy

Opening hours:

Monday: 8:15-14:00

Tuesday to Saturday: 8:15-19:15

Sundays and holidays: 9:00-19:00

Closed on January 1, May 1, and December 25; ticket sales will stop 30 minutes before closing

Bridge of Sighs

The Bridge of Sighs was built in 1600 AD. It is a sealed Baroque arch bridge that connects the court and prison of the Governor's Palace. When the inmates pass the bridge before execution, they can only look out through the small windows on the bridge, and finally look Glancing at the beauty of Venice, one can't help but lament that life is about to end, which is why the British poet Byron called this bridge the Bridge of Sighs. However, although there is such a sad and even tragic story behind the Bridge of Sighs, there is a romantic legend in the local area. If lovers kiss on the gondola under the bridge at sunset, they will get eternal love. This is also a sigh. The bridge is so popular with lovers everywhere.

Address: Piazza San Marco, 1, 30100 Venezia, Italy

Opening hours: all day

College Bridge | Ponte dell’Accademia


Located in the south of the Grand Canal, the Academy Bridge is one of the four bridges that span the Grand Canal. It is named for its proximity to the Venice Academy of Fine Arts. The College Bridge was built in 1854. It was originally a steel structure, but it was destroyed and rebuilt with wooden materials in the 1930s. It was rebuilt again in 1985 due to structural instability. This is the only wooden arch bridge on the Grand Canal. If you don’t think you can get a panoramic view of the bridge on the shore, you might as well take a water bus. If you encounter the sunset, it’s really beautiful.

Address: Ponte dell’Accademia, 30100 Venice, Italy

Opening hours: all day

Rialto Bridge | Ponte Rialto

The Rialto Bridge is the oldest of the four bridges across the Grand Canal in Venice. The Rialto market on the east coast of the 12th century gradually prospered, and a nearby pontoon bridge was also converted into a wooden bridge, which was the predecessor of the Rialto Bridge. Later, because the wooden bridge was destroyed and collapsed several times, the stone bridge we see today was rebuilt on the original site in the 16th century. The Rialto Bridge is white all over and is very conspicuous in the market. Standing on the bridge overlooking the Grand Canal and the crowded market, you can see the liveliest and most popular side of Venice.

Address: Sestiere San Polo, 30125 Venezia, Italy

Opening hours: all day

Grand Canal | Canale Grande


The Grand Canal is the main waterway of Venice, and together with many other small canals constitute the water world of Venice. The Grand Canal is S-shaped, passing through the city center of Venice, leading to the Venice Lagoon at one end and near St. Mark's Square at the other end, known as the "Champs Elysees on the Water". There are countless ancient buildings and scenic spots along the way. You can either take the public transportation water bus, or try the Venetian-style gondola, or chat with the boatman or listen to the boatman singing. Waiting on the boat until the sunset is full of water, there is really life No regrets, maybe this is the meaning of travel.

North End Address: P.le Roma (S. Chiara), 30100 Venice, Italy

South end address: S. Marco (Vallaresso) SX, 30100 Venice, Italy

Opening hours: all day

Church of Our Lady of Angkhang | Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute


In 1630, the Black Death broke out in Venice. In 1631, one-third of the Venetians died of illness. The Senate decided to ask the Virgin Mary for help and built a church specifically for her. Today we see Church of Our Lady of Angers. The church was designed by the famous designer Baldassare Longhena and officially started in 1631. Many of the works of art in the church are related to the Black Death at that time. There is also a fresco by Titian in the church. Guardian and Goliath, ceiling paintings "Cain and Abel", "Isaac's Sacrifice" and Tintoretto's "The Wedding in Ghana" and so on.

Address: Fondamenta Salute, 30123 Venezia, Italy

Opening hours:

Church: Daily 9:30-12:00, 15:00-17:30

Sacristy Collection Room: Daily 10:00-12:00, 15:00-17:30 (Only open in the afternoon on Sundays)

Outlying islands

Murano / Glass Island | Murano


Murano Island in Venice is located to the northeast of the main island. It is a world-famous producer of stained glass products, so it is usually directly called the glass island. There are many glass art shops and a glass museum on the island. Not only can you watch the glass making process, you can also buy some to take home as a souvenir. Some shops do not allow photography, and some shops have a slogan "we don’t sell Chinese glass", which is a bit embarrassing, but it also shows that people are very proud of their technology. There are relatively large glass artworks everywhere on the streets of the island, and they will emit colorful light under the light of the lights at night, which is very beautiful.


Waterbus Line 4.1/4.2: At various stops along the route of Line 4.1 or Line 4.2 (the main stops are S. Marco-Zaccaria “D”, P.le Roma (Parisi) “E” and Fondamente Nove “C”) You can go to Murano. Click here for line 4.1 and line 4.2 for the specific timetable;

Water bus goes directly to Line 3: You can take Line 3 directly to Murano at the bus station Piazzale Roma or the railway station Ferrovia. The time is within 20 minutes, which is very fast. Click here for the specific timetable.

Burano Island / Color Island


Burano Island is also to the northeast of the main island, but a little further away. Because the local houses are painted in colorful colors, they are also nicknamed Color Island. It is said that when the Black Death was looting, the infected households would be disinfected with white lime on the exterior walls. Those who were not infected would paint their houses with various colors to distinguish them. With this colorful island today, it can't be better to come here to take pictures. In addition to the lovely and dreamy colors, Burano’s lace is also very famous. There is a lace museum. Some of the lace styles are hard to imagine that they are handmade. Come out and see a small shop that still continues hand-made yarn, buy some and come back to yourself Doing handicraft can also satisfy a girl's heart.


Water Bus Line 12: You can take Line 12 at Fondamente Nove "A". This line will stop at Faro Station in Murano and then go to Burano. Click here for the specific timetable. This means that except for the 12th
Line, you can choose to take the above mentioned line 4.1./4.1/3 to Murano, then continue to take line 12 to Burano at Faro station.

Torcello Island / Ruins Island | Torcello

Torcello Island is very close to the Color Island, and it is also to the northeast of the main island of Venice. If you go to the Color Island, why not stop by here. Compared with the first two islands, Torcello Island is much quieter and simpler. It is the best place for friends who don’t like to follow the crowd. Torcello Island was originally the birthplace of Venice, but because of wars and diseases, people moved one after another, and the island gradually became deserted, leaving only the remains. There are two existing churches on Torcello Island. Among them, Santa Maria Assunta is the first church in Venice. It has a very obvious Byzantine style. It still retains the mosaic floors and mosaics from the 11th to the 13th century. The details are beautiful. .


Waterbus Line 12: The line 12 mentioned above departs from Fondamente Nove “A” station in Venice, stops at Faro station in Murano, then goes to Burano, and finally Torcello, so you don’t need to disembark after reaching Burano and continue to the end Click here for the specific timetable.

Lido Island / Beach Island | Lido

Lido Island is located in the southwest of the main island of Venice. It has a long and narrow shape. It is a well-known health resort and the venue for the Venice Film Festival. It is not as far as the color island or the ruin island, but it also has a different leisure than the main island. Lido Island is roughly divided into three districts, the northernmost is Lido, which is also the place where the film festival is held, Malamoco in the middle is the earliest residential area on the island, and Alberoni to the south has a fortress and golf course. The sand on the beach here is very fine, the sea is clean, and the sun is shining. It is called "the Hawaii of Europe". If you want to visit the historical sites and admire the art, you will be disappointed. You can bask in the sun, drink wine, and enjoy yourself. Will suffice.


Waterbus Line 1, 5.1, 5.2, 6: There are a lot of waterbuses going to Lido Island. You can take Line 1, 5.1, 5.2, 6 at any stop to reach Lido EMS station. Click here for the detailed schedule of each route: 1, 5.1, 5.2, and 6 lines.

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