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Attractions

St. Mark's Basilica

The Saint Mark's Basilica is the most famous church in Venice. The mosaics on the dome are Byzantin mosaics and this basilica is also known as the Golden Church because of these golden mosaics on the dome. It is also interesting that while the Basilica of San Marco was being built, Hagia Sophia in Istanbul was used as a model.
Saint Mark’s Basilica maintains its popularity as a visitor attraction in Venice through both its architectural and artistic beauty. Of special note is the Pala D’Oro, the gold and jewel-encrusted altar of the church that is a masterpiece of Venetian craftsmanship. The Basilica is also rich in sculptures and other artworks. Since Venice was once the seat of a powerful naval empire, successive generations of rulers and explorers have enriched Saint Mark’s Basilica with a wealth of art and precious artifacts from across the Mediterranean and beyond. For instance, the Venetian conquest of Constantinople in 1204 provided the Basilica with some of its precious marble and gold taken directly from the eastern capital of the Roman Empire. Saint Mark’s Basilica also contains priceless works of art by painters such as Titian and Tintoretto. Every period in the long history of Venice has left its mark on this spectacular church.

Doge's Palace

The Doge's Palace is a palace located in Venice. This construction, built in a Gothic style, takes the lead when it comes to "what to do" in Venice and it has hectic visitor traffic. Doge's Palace, built as a chateau, was used by the government of Venice. Inside the palace, it is possible to visit the rooms of the most important politicians of the Venice Republic.

La Fenice Theatre

The Fenice Theatre is the oldest and largest theatre located in Venice and one of the most important theatre in Italy. The construction was built in the 18th century when the art of theatre was becoming very popular. After the fire broke it out in 1836, it had been restored and then inaugurated again with all its splendor in 2003. Today, the Fenice Theatre hosts audiences up to 900 people.
Ever since its opening night in 1792, the Fenice has hosted some of the world’s most popular operas and most highly regarded performers. Currently, the Fenice Theatre shows over one hundred operas per year. In particular, Venice has a historic connection with both Richard Wagner and Benjamin Britten, and so the works of these two composers are often performed at the Fenice Theatre. In addition to the fire of 1863, the Fenice Theatre was devastated by an arson attack in 1996. Following this tragedy, the Fenice was lovingly restored to its former glory, with the benefit of modern acoustics to make the shows even more spectacular than before. Like the city it stands in, the Fenice Theatre has been through the entire history, and yet remains a beautiful and fascinating place to visit. The Fenice Theatre is a popular attraction both for lovers of classical music and for people who don’t know Brahms from Beethoven, thanks to its architectural and artistic beauty.