Venice

Venice

Highly recommended
Venice
The Essential
Highly recommended
Venice is a legendary city which has dominated the waters of its lagoon for over 2,000 years. Take a vaporetto down the Grand Canal first thing in the morning, admiring the fine palazzi which line the canal, and soak up the unforgettable atmosphere of Piazza San Marco in the early morning silence. But it's also worth heading away from the famous sights and getting lost in the maze of narrow alleyways, which lead to often surprisingly quiet parts of the city and a host of unexpected hidden treasures.

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Michelin's recommendations for Venice

Grand Canal Grand Canal
Grand Canal
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Saint Mark's Basilica Saint Mark's Basilica
Saint Mark's Basilica
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Piazza San Marco Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco
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Doge's Palace Doge's Palace
Doge's Palace
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Ca' d'Oro Ca' d'Oro
Ca' d'Oro
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Galleria dell'Accademia Galleria dell'Accademia
Galleria dell'Accademia
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Discover Venice along the lagoon

It’s a bit of a “chicken and egg” situation. Without the lagoon, Venice would not be Venice but without Venice, the lagoon would not be a lagoon. 550 km² of water – in other words one of the biggest lagoons in the world: Venice is beautiful because it reigns supreme in the midst of a liquid mirror, surrounded by small bucolic islands.

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Castello: the Venetians' Venice!

You may feel the urge to put some distance between yourself and the jam-packed Piazza San Marco. Rest assured, life continues as normal in the Venetians' Venice, for example in Castello, a bustling working-class district fifteen minutes east of the Piazza San Marco. In the biggest and most highly populated of Venice's six sestieri (districts), washing still hangs out to dry at the windows, the elderly quietly go about their shopping, and bambini play football in the streets.
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