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Venice Architecture Tours

Venezia Architettura – Exclusive Architecture Guides Veneto, Building Walks in Italy tailor made for groups

post updated 15 May 2024

Venice Walking Tours

Contact e-architect for your Venetian walking guide

Venice Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

Our Venetian guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, exclusive to each client.

Should you be visiting the Biennale, or planning an office / university trip in Northeast Italy please contact us.

Installation by Alison Brooks Architects at 16th International Architecture Exhibition:
ReCasting by Alison Brooks Architects - Venice architecture tours
photo © Luke Hayes

Venice Architecture – Introduction

Venice is the capital city of the Italian region of Veneto and is located in the north east part of the country. The city has 270,000 inhabitants, but it feels small parly due to the high density.

Famous Venetian buildings include St Mark’s Basilica on Piazza San Marco, La Fenice (opera house), the Doge’s Palace, Ca’ d’Oro plus the less well known Ca’ Pesaro and Ca’ Rezzonico. A well known landmark is the Rialto Bridge over the Grand Canal, roughly in the middle of the city. Although best known for historic architecture our guide can show you a range of old and new, or just buildings of a certain age. These buildings can all be visited on our Venice Architecture Tours.

The Ticket Booth (Biennale – Giardini Pubblici) was finished in 1952 and completely restored in 2004, no longer in use:
Venice Biennale ticket booth
photo : Architect Giuseppina Ascione

Key contemporary Venice buildings include the Querini Stampalia Foundation Building and Aula Magna Ca’ Foscari both by Carlo Scarpa and the residential complex by Cino Zucchi (Giudecca).

More recent buildings include San Michele Cemetery Extension by David Chipperfield Architects, LCV Law Court Offices Venice by C+S Associati, Mazzorbo island Housing by Giancarlo De Carlo, Fondaco dei Tedeschi – proposal by OMA and close by Jesolo Lido Village Condominium by Richard Meier & Partners Architects.

A major recent structure is the Quarto Ponte sul Canal Grande – a bridge over the Grand Canal by Santiago Calatrava Architects.

Famous architects with buildings in the city include Scarpa, Aalto, Calatrava, Meier, Koolhaas, Stirling, Zucchi and Chipperfield.

Quarto Ponte sul Canal Grande, bridge design by world-famous architect Santiago Calatrava:
Venice Bridge by Architect Santiago Calatrava - Venice architecture tours
photo :, Barbara Burg/Oliver Schuh

Venice Architecture Walking Tours

Venice Architectural Tours can focus on traditional buildings, contemporary buildings or both. The Venice Architecture Tour can be an introduction to the city’s main buildings or can be based around your group’s architectural interests.

Venetian Architecture Tours : key buildings to visit in this Veneto city

New Terminal Building of the Marco Polo Airport:
Marco Polo Airport Venice New Terminal Building
photo courtesy of architects

e-architect are happy to accommodate your needs and interests on our Venetian Architecture Tours. We can provide information on geographical areas & building types up to a year ahead of your Veneto tour.

Venice Biennale German Pavilion 2018:
German Pavilion Venice Architecture Tours
image Courtesy architecture office

Visitors can be met from the Santa Lucia train station, their accommodation, or at the starting point of their architectural walking tour in Veneto. Please note Jesolo is out of the area, almost 1 hour from Venice. Also please note high water is infrequent but in fall and spring can be an issue, the more advance notice the better but please consider (or ask us) when defining dates.

Venetian Building Photos

Venice Walking Tours

Contact e-architect to arrange your Venetian architectural tour: isabelle(at) / mob. +44 (0)7952 149814

We also provide architectural tour guides in Florence, Milan & Rome.

Venice Biennale Architecture
Kitchen Monument Venice Biennale building
picture © Adrian Welch, architect

Venice Architecture Designs – chronological list

Architecture Tours

e-architect also organise architecture walking tours in other Italian cities such as Rome, Florence, Milan, Palermo and other European cities such as Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, London and Paris.

Architecture Walking Tours

Location: Venice, Italy, southern Europe

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Venietian Architectural Designs

Fondaco dei Tedeschi Venezia by OMA:
Fondaco dei Tedeschi Venice architecture tours
photos © Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti

Grand Canal Bridge

Venice Hospital Building

Worth a visit:

Large contemporary architecture project close to the city, designed by an award-winning American architectural practice:

Jesolo Lido Village Condominium
Design: Richard Meier & Partners Architects
Jesolo Lido Village Condominium
photo : Roland Halbe
Jesolo Lido Village Condominium

Kristalia Headquarters, Prata di Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia – located just to North of the city
Design: Sandro Burigana
Kristalia Headquarters in Prata
photography : Paolo Contratti – Contratticompany Srl
JKristalia Headquarters Building in Prata

Italian Architecture

Italian Architecture

Italian Architecture Studios

LCV Law Court Offices Venice

Sant Erasmo Building

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