Thanks to the charm of its canals, bridges and squares called “campo” and its architectural uniqueness, Venice is one of the most sought-after destinations in the world.
Gem of the Italian tourism, Venice finds its heart in the splendid Piazza San Marco surrounded by the homonymous Basilica with incredible marble and mosaics, the Doge’s Palace and the Clock Tower, as well as historic cafes.
Crossing the famous bridge “Ponte dei Sospiri” you arrive at Sestriere Castello and, not far from here, the Arsenale, now home to the Biennale of Art and Architecture.
Crossing the waters of the canal “Canal Grande”, the largest “street” in the city, you can admire a real open-air museum with the island of San Giorgio Maggiore .
One of the major museum attractions in Venice is certainly the Peggy Guggenheim Collection exhibited in Palazzo Venier dei Leoni,
The beauty and uniqueness of Venice is not only found in the city, but also in the islands of its lagoon: Murano, a worldwide recognized destination thanks to the craftsmanship of glass, the island of Burano , for the historical production of lace “merletti”. In addition to the most turistic Venice, there is a more hidden but equally fascinating town. This can be discovered by walking and getting lost in the Sestrieri, the districts of the city including San Marco, the oldest one, San Polo, Cannaregio, Sestriere Castello and Santa Croce.
Only by entering the astonishing Palaces, going beyond a simple glance in the Accademia Galleries, in the Grande Scuola di San Rocco and in the Church of the Frari, you will discover the true soul of this unique city.
Peggy Guggenheim Museum
The museum is located in Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, bought by Guggenheim with the aim of creating a museum for the works of the avant-garde from around the world.
Here you will find the most prestigious Italian collection dedicated to European and American art of the first half of the 1900s, with the masterpieces of the most important artists of the period: from Pollock to De Chirico, as well as Picasso, Brancusi, Kandinsky and Duchamp.
The Venetian culinary tradition
The highlight of the menu in Venetian gastronomy are certainly the appetizers: in the “bacari”, the traditional Venetian taverns, you will find a great variety of “cicchetti”, the typical local appetizers to be savored with good local wine. There is something for all tastes, from vegetables to crab appetizers. Among the first courses you can taste the famous “risi e pisi”, the risotto and peas that was eaten by the Doges on April 25 in honor of the patron saint of the city, as well as spaghetti with clams, pasta with squid ink and the classic Bigoli with onion and sardines sauce. Among the main courses, the Venetian liver is a must. For dessert, famous are the Fritole, a typical dessert of the Venetian carnival,
Activities and team building in Venice
For our incentive groups we offer a wide range of activities and team building to have fun and discover this wonderful city. Among the most beloved activities we mention the Bacari Tour, that is a gastronomic tour through the typical taverns of the city, a navigation through the lagoon by the typical Venetian boats such as the “Bragozzo”. We offer also the Dragon Boat team building, a fun challenge in canoes through the canals of the city, as well as the visit to an artisan workshop of typical Venetian masks or to a “squero”, the premises where local workers show the creation and repair of the famous “gondolas”.
Venice Meeting and Incentive
Thanks to the long experience of Consulta staff in organizing events and incentives in Venice, we are able to find the solutions that best suit your needs. From the best hotels to meeting venues in Venice, we are ready to support you for a successful tailor-made event in the La Serenissima city.