Where there are streets in other cities, Venice features canals, which makes it a unique place.

Canal Canal


Anything, buses, city services such as garbage collection or even ambulances, has to use canals and the surrounding waters. Sure, people can also walk along the canals and cross them over countless bridges.

Litter service Ferry

Main Street

One big waterway cuts through town, the Canale Grande.

Main Street explained

The Canale Grande, the big canal, is used for fast transportation, for passenger line boats that operate like a city bus.
Canale Grande Canale Grande

Canale Grande

The broad canal in all its beauty. Private landings have been more important than sidewalks in many places.


It takes bigger bridges to span over the Canale Grande, the most famous among them is Rialto bridge.
Canale Grande Rialto bridge

Rialto Bridge

A line boat passes under the bridge, while a crowd of tourists is watching from above.

Rialto bridge Rialto bridge

Doge's Palace

The north-side of the courtyard, and at the same time the backside of the San Marco basilica.

Rio dei Greci

The tower belongs to the church San Giorgio dei Greci. Built in 1592, and since then standing on the soft ground, which may serve as an excuse for its tilting tendency.
Doge's Palace San Giorgio dei Greci

Doge's Palace

The interior of the palace has its style.

Bridge of Sighs

A bridge built in 1614 links the palace with a prison. No need to explain the name of the bridge.
Doge's Palace Bridge of Sighs


Many buildings in Venice are in need of repair, but this is also part of the city's charm. Age and repeated flooding created an original look.

Fondamenta dei Mendicanti Sculpture


From a facade in Fondamento Mendicanti.


Bartolomeo Colleoni (ca. 1400-1475), an Italian general, now on Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo.
Lion sculpture Monumento di Colleoni


The tower of San Marco basilica stands alone, and luckily so. Again and again hit by lightning over the centuries with subsequent fires, it finally collapsed in 1902 and was rebuilt in 1911.


The front entrance of the church San Marco, seen from the base of the bell-tower.
Campanile Basilica di San Marco

From the bell-tower

Left is San Giorgio Maggiore with the church of the same name. On the right a part of the island Giudecca.

From Campanile

From the belltower

The view goes south-east, towards the sea.

From Campanile


Wooden moorings on the northeastern side of the city.


Also from the bell-tower, the view to the north illustrates the proximity of Venice to the Alps, with the airport Marco Polo also in sight.
Canale delle Fondamenta Nuove Alps


The square island San Michele hosts Venice's cemetery. The trees and water indicate a strong wind.


On the island of Murano northeast of Venice, accessible by ferryboats. The island is famous for its glass factories.
Isola di San Michele Murano Lighthouse


The entrance to the Arsenal, which built the ships used to spread Venetian power across the Mediterranean.


This torre dell'orologio stands on the island of Murano.
Arsenal Murano


Both a blessing and a nuisance, depending on perspective. The cruise ships are of impressive size, and their passengers join those who came by bus, plane, and crowd the main attractions.

Cruise ship Passengers

Traffic jams

Stop and go is not limited to the automobile.

Gondolas Gondolas


A gondola trip is a must during a visit to Venice, one might think. However, considering prices and speed, we trusted our feet.

Albergo Caneva Gondola