Venice, thanks to its priceless artistic and architectural heritage, has always been the best destination for cultural tourism.
Its beauty, however, turns, paradoxically, even into the main antagonist of its cultural heritage.
It is a fact that those who choose to visit Venice often are not aware of the existence, importance and peculiarity of their capital sites and concentrate their stay in a single day or, sometimes, in a few hours.
The analysis of data related to the use of Venetian museums and art venues offers a surprising demonstration of the limited awareness that visitors have of venice’s cultural offer: only 20% of tourists who come to Venice every year visit the city’s museums.
Some examples. Although Venice has a glorious maritime power record and a strong maritime tradition, the Naval Museum – very interesting and very enjoyable – has a limited number of visitors.The Schools (Confraternities), still living testimonies of local traditions and guardians of an invaluable historical-artistic heritage, and the many churches, with original masterpieces in situ, count a very small number of presences in relation to those who arrive in the city every day.
According to ca’ Foscari University:
Cultural tourism and the cultural landscape (which includes landscape, typical productions, crafts, etc. as well as monuments and museums) is worth a fortune in Italy. Foreign visitors who in 2018 chose to spend their holidays in Italy to enjoy the many artistic beauties are worth 21 billion euros, 66% of the total international expenditure. So much is the income that these tourists spend to visit Italian art places. In detail, 55 million visitors decided in 2018 to visit state cultural heritage (monuments, museums, archaeological parks, etc.) grew in 5 years by 44% compared to 38 million in 2013.
We therefore offer you some historic buildings, museums and cultural attractions, which you can admire only in Venice.
- St. Mark’s Square
- St. Mark’s Basilica
- Doge’s Palace
- Grand Canal
- Rialto Bridge
- Bridge of Sighs
- St. Mark’s Bell Tower
- Academy Galleries
- Peggy Guggenheim Collection
- Santa Maria della Salute, Basilica
- Giorgio Franchetti Galleries at Ca’
- Ca’ Rezzonico
- Correr Museum
- La Fenice Theatre
- S. Giorgio Maggiore
- Church of San Giorgio Maggiore
- Clock Tower
- Glass Museum (Murano)
- Basilica S.Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
- Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo
- Lace Museum
- Naval Historical Museum
As you can imagine, we certainly could not insert ALL the attractions. The fact remains that to see all the attractions listed here would take you a busy week.
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