About Katherina N
Lives in Venice, Italy
Since Mar 2013
25-34 year old female
I love to learn about different cultures and love meeting new people. I have lived in Venice for 4 years now and I know a lot of nice places to visit, interesting facts and curiosities. I have traveled a lot, I am passionate about learning new things and discovering unique places in each city I visit.
Architectural Buildings, Castles, Art Museums
Churches & Cathedrals
Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums, Historic Sites
Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods
This magnificent palace is easy to spot on any Grand Canal tour due to its distinctive floral facade. Inside you can admire some of the most important paintings of the Italian school by Titian, Guardi and Tintoretto, as well as antique furniture, breathtaking floor mosaics and Renaissance sculptures.
Surrounded by the peace and tranquility of this magnificent white church, it’s hard not to feel closer to divinity in this sacred Venice spot. With terrific views of St. Mark's Square and the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, this beautiful Baroque building is also home to an impressive number of world-renowned masterpieces - including works by Bellini, Tintoretto and Vecellio.
Rialto is the oldest bridge in Venice, built strategically over the Grand Canal at the point where merchants used to gather and trade their goods. This tradition continues today, attracting Venetians and tourists alike, who come to visit the fish and vegetable markets. Lined by shops on both sides, this is the perfect place to buy souvenirs, carnival masks and Murano glassware.
One of the most important squares in Italy and once called “the most beautiful salon in Europe” by Napoleon, this square is the site of numerous spectacular landmarks including San Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace, the Clock Tower and the Belfry - all must-sees in their own right.
This Palace is a true symbol of Venice, one of its most ancient and beautiful buildings, and a wonderful example of Gothic architecture. Admire its majestic staircases, gold mosaics, marble floors and the lavishly adorned Doge's apartment, and don't miss your chance to walk through the Bridge of Sighs - a completely covered bridge that connects the courtroom with the prison. According to the legend, this is where condemned inmates would take their last breath of fresh air, admiring Venice for the final time, before meeting their fate...
Once home to a segregated Jewish community, the Venetian Ghetto (near the Guglie Bridge) is now a quiet neighborhood with few tourists around - the perfect area to escape to for a peaceful walk away from the crowds. Start your exploration at Campo del Ghetto Nuovo, crossing a bridge to the Fondamenta degli Ormesini and then continuing on to the Fondamenta della Misericordia. In Fondamenta dei Mori you will find the house of Tintoretto – a famous Venetian painter of the Renaissance school.
Lovers of 18th Century Venetian art shouldn't miss the extraordinary atmosphere and architecture of this magnificent palace, located close to Campo San Barnaba. Together with magnificent décor and distinctive furniture, the museum hosts splendid works of art by the most important Venetian painters, including Tintoretto, Tiepolo, Guardi, Canaletto.
Held every two years in the Biennale Gardens (and countless other pavilions around Venice) since 1895, the Venice Biennale is an unmissable contemporary art exhibition, bringing together the best in international music, cinema and theater. The Bienale Gardens are also the perfect spot in Venice for an evening stroll or relaxing afternoon, whatever time of year you visit.
Having been the sole site of all glass production in Venice since 1291, Murano remains world-renowned today for the beautiful glassware it produces. In Fondamenta Marco Giustinian, you’ll find Museo del Vetro (the Glass Museum), where those interested can see more than 4000 glassworks and trace the evolution of the glassblowing techniques of the Murano school. One of the main architectural attractions on the island is the Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, featuring a beautiful mosaic of the Virgin Mary. Another important landmark is the Church of San Pietro Martire, home to several stunning works of art by Veronese, Tintoretto and Bellini.
This little island is famous for its colorful houses (the most famous one is the “Casa di Bepi”) and handmade lace. It’s a great area in which to simply relax and enjoy the artistic atmosphere, exploring small streets and admiring beautifully painted houses along the way. On the main street of Burano - Via Baldassare Galuppi - you’ll find Museo dei Merletti (Lace Museum) which displays numerous examples of Venetian lace and charts the history of the industry.