52 Sights in Venice, Italy (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Venice, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 52 sights are available in Venice, Italy.

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1. Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is an art museum on the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro sestiere of Venice, Italy. It is one of the most visited attractions in Venice. The collection is housed in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an 18th-century palace, which was the home of the American heiress Peggy Guggenheim for three decades. She began displaying her private collection of modern artworks to the public seasonally in 1951. After her death in 1979, it passed to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which opened the collection year-round from 1980.

Wikipedia: Peggy Guggenheim Collection (EN), Website

2. Basilica di San Pietro di Castello

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The Basilica di San Pietro di Castello, commonly called San Pietro di Castello, is a Roman Catholic minor basilica of the Patriarch of Venice located in the Castello sestiere of the Italian city of Venice. The present building dates from the 16th century, but a church has stood on the site since at least the 7th century. From 1451 to 1807, it was the city's cathedral church, though hardly playing the usual dominant role of a cathedral, as it was overshadowed by the "state church" of San Marco and inconveniently located. During its history, the church has undergone a number of alterations and additions by some of Venice's most prominent architects. Andrea Palladio received his first commission in the city of Venice from the Patriarch Vincenzo Diedo to rebuild the facade and interior of St Pietro, but Diedo's death delayed the project.

Wikipedia: San Pietro di Castello (church) (EN)

3. Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli

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The Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli di Cristo, commonly called San Apostoli, is a 7th-century Roman Catholic church located in the Cannaregio sestiere of the Italian city of Venice. It is one of the oldest churches in the city and has undergone numerous changes since its foundation. The present building is the result of a major reconstruction project which was undertaken in 1575. The church is notable particularly for the Cornaro Chapel, an important example of Early Renaissance architecture, added by Mauro Codussi during the 1490s. The chapel is the burial place of several members of the powerful Cornaro family, including Catherine Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus and Armenia. The church houses several works of art including pieces by Giambattista Tiepolo and Paolo Veronese.

Wikipedia: Santi Apostoli, Venice (EN)

4. Chiesa di San Salvador

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The Chiesa di San Salvatore is a church in Venice, northern Italy. Known in Venetian as San Salvador, is located on the Campo San Salvador, along the Merceria, the main shopping street of Venice. The church was first consecrated in 1177 by Pope Alexander III shortly after his reconciliation with Emperor Frederick Barbarossa at nearby San Marco. The present church, however, was begun in around 1508 by Giorgio Spavento and continued after his death the following year by Tullio Lombardo, Vincenzo Scamozzi and possibly Jacopo Sansovino. They built a large hall church, formed from three Greek crosses placed end to end. Each has a dome with a lantern to let light into the cavernous interior. The facade was added in 1663 by Giuseppe Sardi.

Wikipedia: San Salvador, Venice (EN)

5. Parco Savorgnan

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Parco Savorgnan is a public park in the Venetian district of Cannaregio with a size of about 9500 m². It originally belonged to the neighbouring Palazzo Savorgnan, the residence of the Venetian noble family of the same name, which is now used for educational purposes. The old and partly exotic plant population used to be protected by temporary greenhouses. Today, the park is owned by the Municipality and the Province of Venice and also includes the green area belonging to Palazzo Venier Manfrin. It is one of the rare inner-city green spaces of the lagoon city and is mainly used for recreational purposes. Remnants of the old garden decoration, such as a pavilion, have been preserved.

Wikipedia: Parco Savorgnan (DE)

6. Chiesa dei Santi Geremia e Lucia

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The Church of St. Jeremiah or rather Church of St. Jeremiah the Prophet since 2018 also holds the title of Sanctuary of St. Lucy or Sanctuary of Lucia. It is located in Venice in the Cannaregio district. It is an important building of worship of medieval origin, rebuilt on several occasions but in its current form only between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The property is full of works of art. It houses various illustrious relics on which stand the mortal remains of Saint Lucia of Syracuse, which arrived in the church in the nineteenth century, following the demolition of the church of Saint Lucia located on the site of the Venice railway station.

Wikipedia: Santuario di Lucia (IT)

7. Accademia Gallery

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The Gallerie dell'Accademia is a museum gallery of pre-19th-century art in Venice, northern Italy. It is housed in the Scuola della Carità on the south bank of the Grand Canal, within the sestiere of Dorsoduro. It was originally the gallery of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, the art academy of Venice, from which it became independent in 1879, and for which the Ponte dell'Accademia and the Accademia boat landing station for the vaporetto water bus are named. The two institutions remained in the same building until 2004, when the art school moved to the Ospedale degli Incurabili.

Wikipedia: Gallerie dell'Accademia (EN), Website

8. Ex chiesa Santa Caterina

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The "Marco Foscarini" high school is the oldest high school in Venice and one of the oldest in Italy having been founded in 1807 with the decree of Eugenio di Beauharnais, viceroy of Italy and goded from Napoleon I who established six high schools in as many cities of the Kingdom of Italy. At its foundation it was known as High School of Santa Caterina, from the name of the former convent in which it is still based, in the Cannaregio Sestiere a few hundred meters from the bank of the founded nine, and like I.R. Liceal Gymnasium of Santa Caterina from 1850 to 1867.

Wikipedia: Liceo Marco Foscarini (IT)

9. Santa Maria del Rosario

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Santa Maria del Rosario Marc Ryckaert (MJJR) / CC BY 3.0

Santa Maria del Rosario, commonly known as I Gesuati, is an 18th-century Dominican church in the Sestiere of Dorsoduro, on the Giudecca canal in Venice, northern Italy. The classical style building has a well-lit interior and is exceptional in preserving its original layout and Rococo decoration intact. The church and almost all its sculpture and paintings were created within a thirty-year period: construction began in 1725, the church was consecrated in 1743, and the last sculptural decoration was in place by 1755.

Wikipedia: Gesuati (EN), Website

10. Palazzo Loredan Cini

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The Palazzo Loredan Cini is a Gothic-style palace located between the Palazzo Balbi Valier and the Rio San Vio on the Grand Canal, in the sestiere of Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy. The palace was formed from the amalgamation of the former Palazzo Foscari-Loredan with the adjacent Palazzo Grimani. The narrow facade on the Canal has no entrance, but the facade to the north on the Rio, has a single water door, and is connected to the adjacent campo by a bridge. The facade is decorated with two poliforas.

Wikipedia: Palazzo Loredan Cini (EN), Website

11. Eden Hundertwasser Garden

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Eden Hundertwasser GardenJean-Pierre Dalbéra from Paris, France / CC BY 2.0

The Garden of Eden, also known as the Eden Garden is a villa with a famous garden, on the island of Giudecca in Venice, Italy. It is named after an Englishman, Frederic Eden, who designed the garden in 1884 and owned the property for a long time. From 1927 it was owned by Princess Aspasia of Greece and Denmark and her daughter Queen Alexandra of Yugoslavia. Between 1979 and 2000, it was owned by the Austrian painter and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser, who abandoned the garden to nature.

Wikipedia: Garden of Eden (Venice) (EN), Website

12. Giardini della Biennale

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The Venice Giardini or Giardini della Biennale is an area of parkland in the historic city of Venice which hosts the Venice Biennale Art Festival, a major part of the city's cultural Biennale. The gardens were created by Napoleon Bonaparte who drained an area of marshland in order to create a public garden on the banks of the Bacino di San Marco which is a narrow stretch of water dividing the gardens from St. Mark's Square and the Doge's Palace.

Wikipedia: Giardini della Biennale (EN)

13. Ca' Vendramin Calergi - Casinò di Venezia

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Ca' Loredan Vendramin Calergi is a 15th-century palace on the Grand Canal in the sestiere (quarter) of Cannaregio in Venice, northern Italy. It was commissioned by the patrician Loredan dynasty, namely Andrea Loredan, and paid for by Doge Leonardo Loredan, with construction starting in 1481. The architecturally distinguished building was the home of many prominent people through history and was the place where composer Richard Wagner died.

Wikipedia: Ca' Vendramin Calergi (EN)

14. Chiesa delle Eremite

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Le Eremite is a small Catholic church in the Dorsoduro area of Venice, Italy. It was built at the end of the 17th century for Augustinian nuns. It formed part of a larger complex which included a convent and schools run by the nuns. The schools ran until the middle of the last century and taught children of all ages - from infants to high school. The church is dedicated to Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Construction was completed in 1694.

Wikipedia: Le Eremite (EN)

15. Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore

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San Giorgio Maggiore is a 16th-century Benedictine church on the island of the same name in Venice, northern Italy, designed by Andrea Palladio, and built between 1566 and 1610. The church is a basilica in the classical Renaissance style and its brilliant white marble gleams above the blue water of the lagoon opposite the Piazzetta di San Marco and forms the focal point of the view from every part of the Riva degli Schiavoni.

Wikipedia: San Giorgio Maggiore (church), Venice (EN)

16. Molino Stucky

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The Molino Stucky is a Neo-Gothic building in Venice, on the western end of Giudecca island, near the ancient village Fortuny. It was designed by Ernst Wullekopf and built between 1884 and 1895 by the Swiss businessman Giovanni Stucky, whose father had married into the Italian Forti family and moved to the Veneto. It was first built as a flour mill supplied by boats across the lagoon and also operated as a pasta factory.

Wikipedia: Molino Stucky (EN)

17. San Cassiano

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San Cassiano is a 14th-century Roman Catholic church located in the San Polo sestiere of the Italian city of Venice. A church has stood on the site since 726 with the present building dedicated to Saint Cassian of Imola being consecrated in 1376 and re-modelled during the 17th century. It has a plain exterior with several adjacent buildings overlapping it. Its interior however is richly decorated in a Baroque style.

Wikipedia: San Cassiano, Venice (EN)

18. Pier Luigi Penzo

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Pier Luigi Penzo

Pier Luigi Penzo was an Italian aviator and soldier, a veteran of the First World War. He participated in numerous aviation feats during the 1920s, including the Baltic Circuit with Umberto Maddalena and Gascon Gascons, and the Western Mediterranean Air Cruise organized by Italo Balbo. He lost his life during the search and rescue operations of Umberto Nobile's airship Italia and Roald Amundsen's Latham 47 aircraft.

Wikipedia: Pier Luigi Penzo (IT)

19. Faro Rocchetta

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Faro Rocchetta

The Rocchetta lighthouse or also Alberoni lighthouse is located in Alberoni-Malamocco on the Lido of Venice. Originally built to indicate the port to ships coming from the lagoon that intended to leave, it was then upgraded to also serve incoming ships, when navigation through the port of Malamocco was made bidirectional. The lighthouse overlooks the lagoon but is also visible from the Adriatic Sea.

Wikipedia: Faro Rocchetta (IT)

20. Leoni

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The Piraeus Lion is one of four lion statues on display at the Venetian Arsenal, Italy, where it was displayed as a symbol of Venice's patron saint, Saint Mark. The statue is made of white marble and stands some 3 m (9 ft.) high. It is particularly noteworthy for two lengthy runic inscriptions on its shoulders and flanks; these were likely carved by Scandinavians sometime in the 11th century AD.

Wikipedia: Piraeus Lion (EN)

21. St Mark's Basilica

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St Mark's Basilica

The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark, commonly known as St Mark's Basilica, is the cathedral church of the Patriarchate of Venice; it became the episcopal seat of the Patriarch of Venice in 1807, replacing the earlier cathedral of San Pietro di Castello. It is dedicated to and holds the relics of Saint Mark the Evangelist, the patron saint of the city.

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22. St Mark's Campanile

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St Mark's Campanile is the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy. The current campanile is a reconstruction completed in 1912, the previous tower having collapsed in 1902. At 98.6 metres (323 ft) in height, it is the tallest structure in Venice and is colloquially termed "el paròn de casa". It is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city.

Wikipedia: St Mark's Campanile (EN)

23. Arsenale di Venezia

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The Venetian Arsenal is a complex of former shipyards and armories clustered together in the city of Venice in northern Italy. Owned by the state, the Arsenal was responsible for the bulk of the Venetian Republic's naval power from the Late Middle Ages to the early modern period. It was "one of the earliest large-scale industrial enterprises in history".

Wikipedia: Venetian Arsenal (EN)

24. Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Penitenti

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The church of Santa Maria delle Penitenti, is part of a large complex: Pio Loco delle Penitenti, located on the canal Cannaregio, near its exit to the lagoon facing Mestre, in the Northwest edge of Venice, Italy. It gained its name as a charitable institution providing an alternative life to former prostitutes, akin to a Magdalene asylum.

Wikipedia: Santa Maria delle Penitenti (EN)

25. Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Greci

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San Giorgio dei Greci is a church in the sestiere (neighborhood) of Castello, Venice, northern Italy. It was the center of the Scuola dei Greci, the Confraternity of the Greeks in Venice. Around this period there was a similar church in Naples called Santi Pietro e Paolo dei Greci. There was also a Greek Brotherhood of Naples.

Wikipedia: San Giorgio dei Greci (EN)

26. Chiesa di San Samuele

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San Samuele is a church in Venice, northern Italy. It is located in the eponymous campo near Palazzo Grassi and Palazzo Malipiero. The facade is set back on the campo, but faces and is visible from the Grand Canal. It is named after the Biblical Samuel, because in the interior are housed relics traditionally attributed to him.

Wikipedia: San Samuele, Venice (EN)

27. Marciana National Library

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Marciana National Library

The Marciana Library or Library of Saint Mark is a public library in Venice, Italy. It is one of the earliest surviving public libraries and repositories for manuscripts in Italy and holds one of the world's most significant collections of classical texts. It is named after St Mark, the patron saint of the city.

Wikipedia: Biblioteca Marciana (EN)

28. Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

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The Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, commonly abbreviated to the Frari, is a church located in the Campo dei Frari at the heart of the San Polo district of Venice, Italy. It is the largest church in the city and it has the status of a minor basilica. The church is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary.

Wikipedia: Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari (EN)

29. Chiesa delle Cappuccine

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The Church of the Capuchins is a religious building in the city of Venice, located in the Cannaregio district. The church is dedicated to Mary and St. Francis, but takes its name from the convent which, built at the beginning of the seventeenth century, was demolished following the Napoleonic suppressions.

Wikipedia: Chiesa delle Cappuccine (IT)

30. Chiesa di San Zaccaria

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The Church of San Zaccaria is a 15th-century former monastic church in central Venice, Italy. It is a large edifice, located in the Campo San Zaccaria, just off the waterfront to the southeast of Piazza San Marco and St Mark's Basilica. It is dedicated to St. Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist.

Wikipedia: San Zaccaria, Venice (EN)

31. San Raffaele Arcangelo

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The Chiesa dell'Angelo Raffaele is a church in Venice, northern Italy, located in the Dorsoduro sestiere. San Raffaele Arcangelo church is one of the only two churches in Venice that are possible to walk all around. It is located in Dorsoduro neighbourhood, close to San Basilio water bus stop.

Wikipedia: Angelo San Raffaele, Venice (EN)

32. Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta

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The Church of Santa Maria Assunta is a basilica church on the island of Torcello, Venice, northern Italy. It is a notable example of Late Paleochristian architecture, one of the most ancient religious edifices in the Veneto, and containing the earliest mosaics in the area of Venice.

Wikipedia: Torcello Cathedral (EN)

33. Palazzo Barbarigo

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Palazzo BarbarigoTony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK / CC BY 2.0

Palazzo Barbarigo is a palace situated facing the Grand Canal of Venice, Italy. It is not to be confused with the Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto and Palazzo Barbarigo della Terrazza, both also on the Grand Canal, and other palazzi, and several villas, once owned by the Barbarigo family.

Wikipedia: Palazzo Barbarigo (EN)

34. Casa di Carlo Goldoni

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The House of Carlo Goldoni, or in Italian, Casa di Carlo Goldoni is writer's house museum located in a small palace or palazzetto, that served as the residence of the Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni. Located in San Polo, Venice, it is now a museum and library of theater studies.

Wikipedia: House of Carlo Goldoni (EN), Website

35. Santa Maria del Pianto

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Santa Maria del Pianto

Santa Maria del Pianto is a late-Baroque-style, Roman Catholic church in Venice, Italy. This dilapidated octagonal church in a forgotten corner of Venice was designed by Baldassare Longhena, and appears inspired by Longhena's Santa Maria della Salute on the Grand Canal, Venice.

Wikipedia: Santa Maria del Pianto, Venice (EN)

36. Chiesa di San Giobbe

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The Church of St Job is a 15th-century Roman Catholic church located overlooking the campo of the same name, known as Sant'Agiopo in Venetian dialect, on the south bank of the Cannaregio canal near Ponte dei Tre Archi in the sestiere of Cannaregio of Venice, northern Italy,

Wikipedia: San Giobbe (EN)

37. Squero de San Trovaso

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The squero of San Trovaso is one of the oldest and most famous Venetian squeri. The squero is the classic shipyard where small boats such as gondolas, pupparini, sandoli, s'ciopóni and other boats typical of the Venetian naval tradition were built and repaired.

Wikipedia: Squero di San Trovaso (IT), Website

38. Chiesa di San Sebastian

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San Sebastiano is a church in the Venetian sestiere of Dorsoduro. It contains a considerable part of Paolo Veronese's life's work. In the church there are also sculptures by Alessandro Vittoria, as well as Veronese's tomb on the left in front of the side altar.

Wikipedia: San Sebastiano (Kirche in Venedig) (DE)

39. Chiesa San Marcuola

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The church of San Marcuola is a religious building facing the Grand Canal and located in the sestiere of Cannaregio in Venice, Italy. It is dedicated to the saints Hermagoras and Fortunatus. Palazzo Memmo Martinengo Mandelli is a neighboring building.

Wikipedia: San Marcuola (EN)

40. San Nicola da Tolentino

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The Chiesa di San Nicolò da Tolentino, commonly known as the Tolentini, is a church in the sestiere of Santa Croce in Venice, northern Italy. It lies in a Campo of the same name and along the Rio dei Tolentini, near the Giardino Papadopoli.

Wikipedia: Tolentini, Venice (EN)

41. San Giovanni Decollato

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The church of San Zan Degolà, which in the Venetian dialect is the abbreviation for San Giovanni Decollato, in English St John beheaded, is a Byzantine-Romanesque-style church and belltower in the sestiere of Santa Croce in Venice, Italy.

Wikipedia: San Zan Degola (EN)

42. Palazzo Mocenigo

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The Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo is a palazzo near the Church of San Stae, south of the Grand Canal in the sestiere of Santa Croce in Venice, Italy. It is now a museum of fabrics and costumes, run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia.

Wikipedia: Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo (EN), Website

43. San Pantalon

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The Chiesa di San Pantaleone Martire, known as San Pantalon in the Venetian language, is a church in the Dorsoduro sestiere of Venice, Italy. It is located on the Campo San Pantalon (square), and is dedicated to Saint Pantaleon.

Wikipedia: San Pantalon (EN)

44. Casa dei Tre Oci

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The Casa dei Tre Oci or Casa di Maria is a modern, neo-gothic palace located on the island of Giudecca of the sestiere of Dorsoduro in Venice. The facade is visible across the Giudecca Canal from the Church of the Zitelle.

Wikipedia: Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice (EN)

45. Vittorio Emanuele II

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Vittorio Emanuele II

The Monument to Victor Emmanuel II, known by the Venetians simply as the monument, located in Riva degli Schiavoni, in Castello, Venice, Italy. It is an equestrian statue made in 1887 by the Roman sculptor Ettore Ferrari.

Wikipedia: Monument to Victor Emmanuel II (EN)

46. Chiesa del Nome di Gesù

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The Church of the Name of Jesus is a religious building in the city of Venice, located in the Santa Croce district, between the first stretch of the Ponte della Libertà and the church of Sant'Andrea della Zirada.

Wikipedia: Chiesa del Nome di Gesù (IT)

47. Chiesa di San Lazzaro dei Mendicanti

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San Lazzaro dei Mendicanti is an ancient church in the sestiere of Castello, Venice, northern Italy, with a facade facing a Rio of the same name. It now serves as the chapel of the Civic Hospital of Venice.

Wikipedia: San Lazzaro dei Mendicanti (EN)

48. Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta

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The church of Santa Maria della Pietà or della Visitazione is a prominent church in the sestiere of Castello in Venice, Italy. It is sited on the Riva degli Schiavoni, a short walk from the Doge's Palace.

Wikipedia: Santa Maria della Pietà, Venice (EN)

49. Chiesa di San Giuseppe di Castello

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The church of San Giuseppe di Castello is a religious building in the city of Venice, located in the district of Castello, near the Napoleonic gardens. The church is part of the Chorus Venice association.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di San Giuseppe di Castello (IT)

50. Chiesa dell'Ospedaletto

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Chiesa dell'Ospedaletto

Santa Maria dei Derelitti, commonly known as the church of the Ospedaletto, is a Renaissance-style, consecrated church in the Calle della Barbaria delle Tole of the sestiere of Castello, Venice, Italy.

Wikipedia: Santa Maria dei Derelitti (EN)

51. Chiesa di San Simeon Piccolo

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San Simeone Piccolo is a church in the sestiere of Santa Croce in Venice, northern Italy. From across the Grand Canal it faces the railroad terminal serving as entrypoint for most visitors to the city.

Wikipedia: San Simeone Piccolo (EN)

52. Museo di Torcello

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The Provincial Museum of Torcello is a museum founded at the end of 19th century on the Venetian island of Torcello. It has two sections: the Archaeological Section and the Medieval and Modern Section.

Wikipedia: Museo Provinciale di Torcello (EN)

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