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TOP 6 free attractions in Venice

TOP 6 free attractions in Venice

It would seem that Venice charges entrance fees to every single attraction, but that’s not true. Below is a short list of some lovely places that can be seen for free. The majority of those who visit the Serenissima for a day will probably not make it to them. For those others who wish to immerse themselves more deeply into the unique intimacy of this city away from the tourists, this is the right choice.

  • The French cultural center is located in the flashy interior of what used to be Casino Venier. It is situated next to the Ponte dei Bareteri along the eponymous canal. The center is an example of 18th century decoration, the time when Casanova lived and gambled in Venice.
  • Santa Maria della Salute is a grandiose church dominating the entrance to Canal Grande. It is a favorite among the locals, if there still are any. It was erected in 1681, as an offering for the city’s deliverance from the plague. The church is home to paintings by Titian and Tintoretto.
  • The island of San Giorgio Maggiore – One of the most beautiful views of the center of Venice and the Doge’s Palace is offered precisely from this island situated opposite St. Mark’s Square. A visit to the church is free of charge. The elevator to the belfry is not, but the ticket is cheaper, and the view better than from Campanilla di S.Marco.
  • The Jewish Ghetto – the word ghetto itself originates from Venice. The first Jewish ghetto dates back to 1516. Thousands of Jews were forced to move to this part of the city. There is this one, and the old ghetto. Narrow houses with low ceilings were constructed so as to take as many residents as possible. The neighbourhood also has two synagogues that are still active.
  • Museum of Music – Next to the renaissance Scuola Grande di San Rocco is the interesting and free Museo della Musica. A good collection of instruments and violin exhibition, as well as everything about the life of Antonio Vivaldi, are a must see for all music lovers.
  • Every neighbourhood has its Campo. That’s what the locals call a square or piazza. The Castello neighbourhood has one of the largest. Campo Santa Maria Formosa is an exceptional piece of architecture as the square is surrounded by majestic palaces.

TOP 6 free attractions in Venice

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