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VENTURE INTO VENICE

Cruise from Venice (Ravenna), Italy

Whether you’re interested in art, history or architecture, Venice has a never-ending collection of cultural treasures to keep you busy. Arriving a few days before your cruise from Ravenna (Venice) gives you more time to explore the city’s best shopping, cuisine and things to do — like a visit to St. Mark’s Cathedral, strolls through local craft markets, and a gondola ride beneath the Rialto Bridge. Cruising from Venice (Ravenna), Italy, gives vacationers an excellent opportunity to visit one of the most iconic cities in the world.
National Language Italian
Currency Accepted Euro (EUR)

Things To Do in Venice

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PERUSE THE PALAZZO

Italy Ravenna Venice St Mark's Couple Strolling

Italy Ravenna Venice St Mark's Couple Strolling

PERUSE THE PALAZZO

One of the city’s best examples of Gothic architecture, the imposing Palazzo Ducale in Piazza San Marco was once the seat of the Venetian government and the Doge’s residence. Visit Venice and explore all of its hidden wonders — which include priceless sculptures and works of art — while learning about its rich history on a guided tour.

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SO MUCH TO SEE AT ST. MARK’S

Italy Ravenna Venice St Mark's Basilica Dome

Italy Ravenna Venice St Mark's Basilica Dome

SO MUCH TO SEE AT ST. MARK’S

Arguably the most famous cathedral in Venice, St. Mark’s Basilica is a cultural and architectural masterpiece. This magnificent landmark dates back to the 11th century — and its history is made up of tales that seem straight out of an epic saga. Admission to the church is free, but join a tour if you want the full experience when your visit Venice with your cruise.

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Italy Venice Family Visiting Historic Palace

ART WALK

Some call the Scuola Grande di San Rocco Venice’s version of Rome’s Sistine Chapel. The walls and ceiling of this stunning building were decorated by Rennaissance master Tintoretto, who spent more than two decades working on the project. You’ll also find over 60 pieces by iconic artists like Titian, Giorgione and Tiepolo.

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Italy Ravenna Venice St Mark's Square Restaurant Local Cuisine Food

Local Cuisine

From five-star restaurants serving elevated Italian fare, to cozy family-run bacari frequented by savvy locals, Venice’s food scene is as rich as its cultural landscape. Savor classic antipastos that spotlight fresh seafood, Venetian bigoli pasta tossed in salsa with anchovies, and tasty moleche — soft shell crabs from nearby lagoons fried and served with polenta.

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Italy Ravenna Venice Local Masks Shopping

Shopping

Ready for some retail therapy? Hit the area known as Le Mercerie for high-end brands and boutiques by trending Italian designers. Or visit San Samuele for your pick of local galleries, craft shops and stores well stocked with unique local finds, like beautiful linen, handmade jewelry and original knick-knacks.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Venice’s streets, canals and alleyways don’t follow a grid pattern — make sure you bring a map or update your smart phone’s wayfinding app so you can easily navigate the city.
2 Check for public transport travel cards, which allow you to get around using city buses, ferries, and other forms of public transportation for a specified period of time.

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