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The Grand Canal is the main waterway of Venice, characterized by palazzos whose reflections dance on the water and highly captivating scenarios, a sight that can't be missed: so from San Zaccaria, climb aboard the ferry (line 1) and take in the view of the Basilica della Salute and historic buildings like the Cà d’Oro, the Palazzo Labia, the Palazzo Grassi and many others.

If you're an art lover, don't forget to visit the Guggenheim, the Querini Stampalia, the Cà Rezzonico Eighteenth century Venetian Museum and the exhibits at Palazzo Grassi; while we're on the subject, don't hesitate to ask for recommendations and information, you'll discover the limitless cultural wealth of the city of Venice.


Don't miss...

  • the Castello quarter, the most authentic Venetian quarter
  • The Zattere shore and Giudecca island
  • The Scuola Grande and the Frari church
  • The beaches and Art Nouveau homes in Lido di Venezia
  • The Murano glassworks, the colors of Burano, the quiet at Torcello
  • The hot spots in Campo Santa Margherita
  • The Palladio church on the island of San Giorgio
  • The International Gallery of Modern Art

Location

Palazzo Schiavoni is the best place to start discovering the secrets of Venice: a short 5 minute walk takes you to glorious St. Mark's Square.

Crossing the small "calli" that open onto the Riva degli Schiavoni, you'll find yourself facing this large square, paved with Istria stones, surrounded by the Procuratie porticos and dominated by the high bell tower and extraordinary domes of St. Mark's Basilica.

The Doge's Palace is next to the basilica. The original seat of the Republic of Venice government, the astounding Sala del Maggior Consiglio has been kept intact in this building, unrivaled for the size and quality of its frescoes. Spectacular.


From the Doge's Palace you can visit the dungeons by crossing the Bridge of Sighs. Famous throughout the world and, according to legend, the prisoners' last chance to see the light of day before being shut in the dark underground dungeons.

From St. Mark's Square, pass under the Clock Tower and walk down the Mercerie where you can shop for just about anything; the most important shopping street in Venice along with Via XXII Marzo and its fashion label boutiques.

The Mercerie end at Rialto, where you'll find the lively daytime market and characteristic architecture of the bridge, one of the symbols of Venice; if you want to try the traditional Venetian cocktail, the ‘spritz’, go to the nearby Erbaria at sunset to enjoy the nightlife.

How to get there

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By car
Park your car in one of the municipal paid parking lots or the car terminals in Piazzale Roma or Tronchetto, then:

  • by water-bus - Line 2 - disembark at the San Zaccaria stop and walk along Riva degli Schiavoni, with the lagoon to your right. After the Church of the Pietà, turn left into Calle della Pietà, continue along Calle Bosello and turn right when you reach Salizada dei Greci. After the Sant’Antonin bridge, turn left into Fondamenta dei Furlani; at the end of the Fondamenta you will find the Palazzo Schiavoni.
  • by private water taxi, in less than 20 minutes you will disembark directly in front of the entrance to the building.

By train
From Santa Lucia train station:

  • by water-bus - Line 2 - disembark at the San Zaccaria stop and walk along Riva degli Schiavoni, with the lagoon to your right. After the Church of the Pietà, turn left into Calle della Pietà, continue along Calle Bosello and turn right when you reach Salizada dei Greci. After the Sant’Antonin bridge, turn left into Fondamenta dei Furlani; at the end of the Fondamenta you will find the Palazzo Schiavoni.
  • by private water taxi, in less than 20 minutes you will disembark directly in front of the entrance to the building.

By plane
From Marco Polo Airport go to the Darsena area (harbour), about 10 minutes walk from the Terminal, then:

  • on the Alilaguna shuttle, disembark at the Arsenale stop (about 75 min) and then proceed for about 10 minutes on foot. Keeping the lagoon on your left, turn into Calle del Dose and continue as far as Campo Bandiera e Moro. Cross the Campo diagonally, turn left immediately and continue along Salizada S. Antonin. At the bridge turn right into Fondamenta dei Furlani; at the end of the Fondamenta you will find the Palazzo Schiavoni
  • by private water taxi, in less than 30 minutes you will disembark directly in front of the entrance to the building.

From Treviso San Giuseppe Airport take the ATVO shuttle bus, which coincides with the arrival of major flights, as far as Piazzale Roma (bus terminal) then:

  • take the water bus - Line 2 - disembark at the San Zaccaria stop and walk along Riva degli Schiavoni keeping the lagoon to your right. After the Church of the Pietà, turn left into Calle della Pietà, continue along Calle Bosello and turn right when you reach Salizada dei Greci. After the Sant’Antonin bridge, turn left into Fondamenta dei Furlani; at the end of the Fondamenta you will find the Palazzo Schiavoni.
  • by private water taxi, in less than 20 minutes you will disembark directly in front of the entrance to the building.

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