Venice's Top 11 Free Sights
ABOVE: A tourist grabs a shot of the Piazza San
Marco. INSET BELOW: A wedding gondola on the Grand Canal, and the Santa Maria
della Salute Church.
Italy has a reputation for being expensive, but don't be discouraged: Many of
the city's most interesting sights are free. By spending the bulk of your time
on the places and experiences that are discussed in this article, you'll have
money left over for the things that really matter to you--whether your tastes
run to cultural attractions like the Doge's Palace and the Accademia art gallery
or to restaurants, bars, hotels, and shopping.
of the sights on the next 11 pages won't cost you a single euro. In a few cases,
you can pay for options (such as an inexpensive traghetto ride across the Grand
Canal) or you'll need to buy a waterbus ticket to get where you need to go.
At the end of this guide, you'll find a printable "Top 11 Free Sights"
list. Print it out and tuck it into your tote, camera bag, or guidebook to
use as a cheat sheet when you're in Venice.
For more sightseeing advice, click the "Related articles" links on each
page or see our main Venice Sightseeing Articles
To begin planning your tour of Venice's Top 11 Free Sights,
click here or use the navigation table below:
Piazza San Marco
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1st inset photo copyright © Marisa Allegra.
2nd inset photo copyright © Joseph Tringali.
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