Ca' d'Oriente is located in the historic Venetian area of Dordoduro - seen here from the Accademia Bridge

A trip to Venice would be incomplete without visiting the sights that have starred in a thousand paintings, photographs and films:

  • St Mark's Square and Basilica
  • Doge's Palace
  • Gondolas on the Grand Canal
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Accademia Gallery
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection
  • Biennale Art Exhibition
  • Venice Film Festival
  • Carnival

However, no simple list of sights can do justice to the magic of Venice. Turn off the tourist trail and you could find yourself enjoying a spritz (aperitif) and cichetti (Venetian tapas) with the locals in one of the traditional osterie and bacari (bars), buying fresh seafood and vegetables from one of the daily markets or simply losing yourself in the alleys and stumbling across one of the city's lesser-known jewels.