Are you planning for a trip to Venice? There are numerous cultural attractions in Venice that are eye-catching that you would rather not miss when you are there. The beauty of Venice emanates from its rich cultural heritage. Here are the top six cultural attractions that you would find it worthwhile to check out in your visit to the floating city.
If you are an art lover, this is the place to be and it should probably be on top of list in the places you are planning to visit when you are in Venice. You may think that most attractive sites are those you will see along your water trip along the canals but this is one place that has to be seen from the inside. It boasts of an amazing collection of paintings from art masters such as Canaletto, Titian, Tiepolo among other prolific artists. You will be amazed how time really flies when you are here.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
It’s a remarkable place hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city. It was established by a Peggy Guggenheim, a victim of the Titanic tragedy, where she lost her father. It is the third most visited museum in the city. After she died, she left a reputable legacy having built an impressive collection of art including works by Max Ernst, Picasso, Duchamp and many more great artists.
When visiting Venice, having an experience of a Vivaldi concert is one of the most memorable activities that you can come across. To get the venue of the next concert, you need to head straight to Teatro Malibran, St. Mark’s Basilica, La Fenice or Teatro Toniolo. Scuola di Saint Rocco It is popular among art lovers because of its rich collection of Tintoretto paintings. The building that houses the paintings is historic in itself having been built in 1478. Having been commissioned in 1564, Tintoretto has most of famous paintings in the Sala dell’Albergo and Sala Superiore.
Fondazione Cini(San Giorgio)
It represents an inextricable part of Venice. It was where the remains of St. Stephen was found and has been used from time immemorial as a luxury hotel for prestigious visitors. The monastery buildings are currently being used for musical and artistic research. It also holds a collection of Vivaldi manuscripts including illuminated manuscripts.
Michela Rizzo gallery is the latest addition and definitely a rising star in Venice. It mainly focuses on conceptual and more cutting-edge performers and artists. This gallery has become popular and has attracted new artists who showcase their arts. As soon you set you set your foot in Venice, the culture in the air is just unavoidable. The best way to get familiar with your surrounding is by taking water taxi rides around the city. After settling down, make sure that you visit any of the above cultural sites. You can also hire a car so that it becomes easier to move from one point to another and is more convenient than taking a taxi. You will be required to have a valid driving license before being allowed to drive around the city. UK provisional driving licence is also allowed.
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