Venice has a surprise around every corner: a carnival of styles and scents, and a constant series of atmospheres that change according to the season and the time of day. The 4 star Corte di Gabriela Hotel is right at the centre of everything - just step out of the main door and you'll find yourself surrounded by this whirlpool of life.

Everything there is to see in Venice is just a short walk from the hotel:

Hotel Corte di Gabriela Hotel a Venezia

It's a minute walk from all the touristy stuff but in a super quiet area away from it.  – Expedia



Piazza San Marco

7 minutes

One of Italy's best-known squares. An unprecedented blend of styles and views that range from the dome of Saint Mark's cathedral to the two-tone marble arches of the Doge's Palace. It is no surprise that Napoleon defined it as "the most beautiful salon in the world" when he arrived here with his troops in 1797.

Grand Canal

2 minutes

It is impossible to miss crossing the most crowded and prestigious "road" in the city in a gondola. Get a water-side look at the palaces of power and the impressive buildings where the most stunning parties in the Serenissima are still held today, knowing that this is the same spectacle that has attracted kings and queens, painters and artists from all over the world.

Bridge Of Sighs

10 minutes

The Doge's Palace was linked to the prisons by this stunning bridge suspended over the canal. Don't be deceived by its romantic name: the sighs were those of prisoners condemned to death as they were led to their execution. It may seem macabre, but many people love to cross the bridge to get a glimpse of the last sight of Venice that prisoners would see before their death.

Rialto Bridge

9 minutes

Michelangelo, Palladio and Sansovino were some of the great 16th century architects who offered to design the new Rialto Bridge, which was to be built in stone to replace the previous wooden bridge over the Grand Canal. The work was ultimately assigned to Antonio da Ponte, who built what is now one of the most famous symbols of Venice.

Gallerie dell’Accademia

8 minutes

This state museum in the Dorsoduro neighbourhood hosts the largest collection of Venetian paintings in the world, in particular from the 14th-18th century. This is an unmissable opportunity to get face to face with the works of Tintoretto, Titian, Veronese and others.


10 minutes

Losing yourself in the streets of this Venetian neighbourhood is a must if you want to really get into the heart of the city's art and history. Dorsoduro has a very high number of museums and galleries: from the Guggenheim to the Fondazione Pinault, everything new in painting and sculpture is here.

La Fenice Opera House

3 minutes

Venice's biggest opera house and one of the most important in Italy. Come and watch an opera or a concert on the same, splendid stage where Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi's works were first held, in all the luxury and splendour of the 18th century.

Palazzo Grassi And Punta Della Dogana

5 minutes

The undisputed hub of contemporary art in Venice, Palazzo Grassi is a noble building on the Grand Canal that was renovated by Tadao Ando and now used to host temporary exhibitions of works from the Fondazione Pinault all year round. Punta della Dogana, the city's ex-monumental harbour, has also been transformed into an international outpost of contemporary art. 

Calle Larga XXII Marzo

5 minutes

This is Venice's shopping street par excellence. The street is named after the Risorgimento movement that led to the Austrians being expelled. Today, the street is lined with Italian designer boutiques and some of the city's most important buildings.

Le Mercerie

2 minutes

In the past, these were the city's trading centres for silk, precious stones, spices and any other goods brought from the Orient. Today, the Mercerie are still home for splendid jewellers, boutiques selling clothes and shoes, as well as the famous Murano glass made on the island.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

11 minutes

Peggy Guggenheim's old home, the splendid Palazzo Venier dei Leoni overlooking the Grand Canal, has been transformed into an important collection of works by Picasso, Kandinsky, Pollock and Ernst. The Collection also hosts interesting temporary exhibitions of international importance all year round.

Scala Contarini del Bovolo

2 minutes

One of the most fascinating sights in Venice: a spiral stairway ("bovolo" in local dialect) built on the facade of a late-Gothic period nobleman's home, from which you can still enjoy one of the most stupendous views of the Serenissima.

Scuola grande San Rocco

12 minutes

Along with the precious relics of San Rocco, which arrived in Venice in 1478, the structure is also home to some of the most beautiful works by the great Venetian painters. Tintoretto painted a cycle of 70 works that are for Venice what the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel are for Rome: the highest point of Venetian art. Works by Titian, Giorgione and Tiepolo are also on display at the Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

Basilica dei Frari

12 minutes

One of Venice's oldest churches, the Basilica dei Frari is an unmissable stop for lovers of great Venetian art. The Altarpiece of the Assunta, one of Titian's most important works, is here along with a splendid Tryptic of the Virgin and Saints by Giovanni Bellini and a wooden statue of Saint John the Baptist by Donatello.

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