Venice topics of interest and background information to help you learn more about it

Why visit Venice?

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Free things to see and do in Venice

An interactive installation in the Arsenale at the 2005 Venice Biennale art show

Festivals, holidays, traditions, and other events in Venice

A rowing lesson in Venice

Classic sights and experiences that just scream "You're in Venice now!"

A rowing lesson in Venice

My favorite things to see and do—and places to sleep and eat—in Venice

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What do do in Venice that will make the whole family happy—Sights, experiences, restaurants, tours, and more

Japanese kai (painted shells for playing kai-awase), Edo period

Free on the first Sunday of the month

Portrait of Doge Leonardo Loredan (1501) by Giovanni Bellini

Venetian history, life, culture, and travel experiences more in-depth


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A Self-Portrait detail in The Calling of Saint Matthew (1599–1600) by Caravaggio in the church of San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome

Art and architecture in Italy


From ancient Romans, Greeks, and Etruscans to the Renaissance to World War II, a brief primer on Italian history


The mysteries of the metric system


Famous people throughout Italian history