Things to see in Venice


MuseumsEvents and ExhibitionsPlaces of cultural interest

This is the section dedicated to art cities and to everything you can do and see in Venice.
My aim is to help you to plan your next trip, in order to simplify your search for information.
All you have to do is click on your next destination to read all my suggestions.



Anyone who arrives in Venice for the first time, immediately realizes that the city is not a place where there are a lot of museums to visit, but rather it’s Venice itself that is an open-air museum.
Among many museums, in fact, there are some of the world’s most prestigious exhibition areas, but alsomarvellouspalaces that have become important museums after being the residences of prominent personalities.
For this reason, Venice is a magical place for art lovers.


You’re probably wondering where to start from to visit Venice’s museums and not to miss out on the most important ones.
Here are the museums you must start from to begin discovering the city:

Doge’s Palace – because inside its rooms you’ll find the political, economic and military history of the city described by masterpieces painted by great artists (such as Titian and Tintoretto, for example).
For further information read the post I dedicated to the Doge’s Palace in Venice,  where you’ll find the history of the building and you’ll understand why it’s the first museum you should visit.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection – to visit Venice and discover its contemporary soul. The city was the last residence of art collector Peggy Guggenheim, who in her home overlooking the Grand Canal, left the most important art collection of early 20th-century works.
To the museum and the figure of Peggy I dedicated the post The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice heart and soul where you’ll find some curiosities about this amazing museum.

Museo Correr – to admire the great masterpieces of Venetian art. The Museo Correr houses works of art, books and documents and is the best museum where to admire paintings by the most important Venetian artists.
Read the post A Sunday at the Correr Museum where I tell you about my visit to the museum.

Other must-see museums in Venice:

  • Ca’ Rezzonico, the museum of 18th-century Venice, located in a palace that was the residence of a powerful Venetian family.
  • the Gallerie dell’Accademia, with masterpieces by Giorgione, Titian and the works of  Canova in Venice.
  • Museum of Natural History, with a scientific heritage of more than two million exhibits, organised in a surprising scenic route.
  • Glass Museum in Murano, the only place to discover the true history of glass art in Venice.

Works to see in Venice:

  • not to be missed are the works of Tintoretto in Venice;
  • while for the works of Tiziano in Venice you need at least two days;
  • In addition to these, there are other masterpieces not to be missed that you will find in the list with works of art in Venice.

Events and Exhibitions

What to see in Venice if you’re looking for interesting art exhibitions?
The city boasts a richprogrammeof art exhibitions all year round and it would be impossible to make a complete list.
However, I dedicated two specific posts to events taking place in Venice this year.

Do you want a piece of advice?
Don’t miss out on the 58th Venice Biennale and all collateral events.
Below you’ll find two links to choose what to see. In the first one you’ll find the list of the most interesting exhibitions, in the other all information about the Biennale.

Current and upcoming exhibitions

What to see in Venice if you are looking for interesting exhibitions?
The city has a rich programme of art exhibitions all year round and it would be impossible to list them all.

To keep up to date with all the events and exhibitions currently taking place or about to open in Venice I suggest you to have a look at the list of exhibitions in Venice 2022.

Places of cultural interest

Not only museums and not only exhibitions, here is what to see in Venice if you want to discover the most unusual and authentic side of the city.

There are so many places of interest in Venice that I could list, but here I would like to suggest only the most fascinating, or rather the place that for me is a bit of a landmark.
I am referring to the Rialto Bridge, painted by many artists over the centuries and the place where I love to meet someone when I am in Venice.

Other places not to be missed in Venice:

  • St Mark’s Basilica n Marco, the symbol of the city of Venice;
  • the Basilica della Salute, the most imposing church overlooking the Grand Canal;
  • Casino Venier, where Venetian nobles used to go to play, discuss and enjoy themselves; and the Church of Santa Maria del Giglio, one of the most eccentric creations of Venetian Baroque. These are places of a secret Venice that few people know about.


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