Palladio surrounding attractions

Palladio surrounding attractions

Easily reachable from the Palladio Hotel & Spa are:

Murano island:

one of the islands which belongs to the Lagoon. The “Museo del Vetro” in the Palazzo Giustinian displays the history of glassmaking from Egyptian times through the present day.

Piazza San Marco:

located in the centre of Venice. There are three important buildings around there: St Mark’s basilica which testimonies Venice’s links with Byzantium; Doge’s Palace, once Venice’s political and judicial hub; Torre dell’Orologio, a clock tower built in the 15th century.

Prisons :

the pozzi (wells) situated inside the Doge’s palace; the Piombi, located in rooms under the roof where G. Casanova managed to escape; the new prisons, beyond the Palazzo river, give access to the famous Bridge of Sights.

the Campanile:

city’s tallest building, originally built between 888 and 912; The view is superb, taking in the Lido, the whole lagoon and (on a clear day) the Dolomites in the distance.

Gallerie dell’Accademia:

inside three former religious buildings: the Scuola Grande di Santa Maria della Carità, the adjacent church of the Carità, and the Monastery of the Lateran Canons. Artists of the highest caliber left thier mark all over the city and works by Venice’s grand masters Mantegna, Titian, Giorgione, Tintoretto, Canaletto and Tiepolo can still be viewed today.