Venice Travel Guide

The extraordinary Gothic structure houses Tintoretto's Paradiso—one of the largest paintings in the world—which hangs in the Sala del Maggiore Consiglio.


To rent a costume for the February Carnevale, come here; The shop carries more than 10,000 period pieces.

For the best view of the city young professionals and artsy types head here to sip glasses of Campari soda and Prosecco.

You’ll find boho-chic styles such as flared knee-length silk skirts in rouge and rust, and kimono jackets in red and fuchsia.

To teach travelers about the ecological challenges facing the city, the sustainable-tourism organization organizes guided walking tours, where you’ll learn about Venice’s preservation efforts.

Upcoming Italian housewares designers showcase a variety of modern pieces—like streamlined, blown-glass bottles—in this chic white-and-wood shop.

You'll feel like a Guggenheim as you take in the heiress's vast inventory of paintings and sculptures while wandering through her former palazzo on the Grand Canal. A recent expansion has given the works by Kandinsky, Pollock and Giacometti (among many others) room to breathe.

Serious collectors come for paintings and sculptures by top contemporary inter- national artists such as Toots Zynsky and Silvia Levenson.

Dried fruits, truffles, 80 kinds of spices, and 100 varieties of chocolate fill the shelves at the best grocery store in town.

The owners of the 62-year-old workshop create their unique handmade papers using a collection of 300 antique Asian printing blocks. The duo specializes in notebooks, wrapping paper, and photo frames.

Book tickets for the recently restored 1836 opera house, where you can listen to Verdi and Puccini's masterpieces in their home country. (If you can't make a performance, take a daytime tour.)

This historic workshop is frequented both by Vatican priests and fashion designers. Take a guided tour to see how weavers create velvets on 18th- century looms.

Piece together glass mosaics in Venice under the tutelage of artist Antonella Gallenda in an 1888 glass foundry. Walk away with your very own masterpiece.