This list explores the instances of which the city of Venice, Italy, has been mentioned or alluded to in various media.
Written works referencing Venice 
Poetry and Short Stories 
Novels and Literature 
Visual works referencing Venice 
- A Little Romance (1979), directed by George Roy Hill
- Blame It On The Bellboy (1992), directed by Mark Herman
- Bread and Tulips (2000), directed by Silvio Soldini
- Casanova (2005), directed by Lasse Hallström, starring Heath Ledger and Sienna Miller
- Chasing Liberty (2004), directed by Andy Cadiff, starring Mandy Moore and Stark Sands
- Children of the Century (1999) directed by D. Kurys, starring Juliette Binoche, Benoit Maginel, Stefano Dionisi
- Dangerous Beauty (1998), directed by Marshall Herskovitz, based on The Honest Courtesan by Margaret Rosenthal
- Death in Venice (1971), directed by Luchino Visconti, base on the Thomas Mann novella
- Don't Look Now (1973), directed by Nicolas Roeg, based on story by Daphne du Maurier, starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie
- Everyone Says I Love You (1996), directed by Woody Allen
- Fellini's Casanova (1976), directed by Federico Fellini)
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), directed by Steven Spielberg
- James Bond films
- Casino Royale (2006), directed by Martin Campbell
- From Russia with Love (1963), directed by Terence Young
- Moonraker (1979), directed by Lewis Gilbert, (the first time principal photography for the series took place in the city)
- Just Married (2003), directed by Shawn Levy
- Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), directed by Simon West, based on the Tomb Raider video game series.
- Nikita (1990), also known as La Femme Nikita, directed by Luc Besson
- "Ocean's Twelve" (2004), directed by Steven Soderbergh
- Only You (1994), directed by Norman Jewison
- Othello (1952), directed by Orson Welles, starring Orson Welles and Suzanne Cloutier
- Pokémon Heroes (2003), directed by Jim Malone and Kunihiko Yuyama
- Senso (1954), directed by Luchino Visconti, starring Alida Valli and Farley Granger
- Senso '45 (2002), Tinto Brass directed adaptation of the Senso story, set in 1945
- Sharks In Venice A made for TV action film starring Stephen Baldwin
- Solamente Nero (1978), also known as The Bloodstained Shadow, directed by Antonio Bido
- Summertime (1955), directed by David Lean, starring Katharine Hepburn - Interiors shot in Pensione Accademia Villa Maravegie
- The Comfort of Strangers (1990), directed by Paul Schrader
- The Great Gambler (1979), directed by Shakti Samanta, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Neetu Singh, Zeenat Aman, Prem Chopra
- The Honey Pot (1967), directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, (based on Ben Jonson's Volpone), starring Rex Harrison, Capucine, Maggie Smith
- The Italian Job (2003), directed by F. Gary Gray
- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), directed by Stephen Norrington
- The Merchant of Venice (2004), directed by Michael Radford
- The Story of Us (1999), directed by Rob Reiner, starring Bruce Willis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tim Matheson
- The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), directed by Anthony Minghella
- The Thief Lord (2006), directed by Richard Claus, starring Aaron Johnson, Rollo Weeks
- The Wings of the Dove (1997), directed by Iain Softley, based on novel by Henry James
- Venice, the Moon and You (1959), directed by Dino Risi
- Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978), directed by Ted Kotcheff, based upon the novel by Nan and Ivan Lyons
- In addition, the audio Doctor Who adventure The Stones of Venice is set in a future where one last great Carnival is being held before the city sinks forever
- The 1980s Jem episode "In Stitches" takes place in this city.
- The manga and anime series ARIA take place in the town of Neo-Venezia, based on Venice.
- In the manga and anime One Piece the island of Water 7 is based on Venice.
- The Thief Lord(2006)
- In the 38th episode of the new Tatsunoko anime Yatterman made in 2008, the Yatterman and the Doronbo Team battle in Venice. The ring that was found on the Campanile de San Marco was taken by the Doronbo Team and it was a fake ring.
- The fifth series episode of Doctor Who, The Vampires of Venice, takes place in the city in 1580.
- An episode of The Scooby Doo Show was set in Venice.
Video games 
- The Merchant Prince series are based on the trading and politics of Venice during the Renaissance era. The player plays one of the competing Venetian merchants trying to gain wealth and power through trades, power plays, and Machiavellian skullduggery.
- The catacombs and the church of San Barnaba are visited in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure.
- Venice appeared in Core Design's Tomb Raider 2.
- Venice was a multiplayer level in Free Radical Design's TimeSplitters: Future Perfect.
- A fighting arena based around Venice can be found in Soulcalibur II. The fight takes place upon a stone platform isolated in Venice's water-filled streets. Typical residential Venice buildings are portrayed in the background of the level, although the fight does not take place in any of them.
- Venice appears as a fighting arena in the first Tekken game released on the PlayStation.
- Venice appears as a map in Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, in which the Allied agents need to steal an artifact and escape the city on a boat through its canals.
- Venice is the second playable level in Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves.
- The Republic Of Venice is available as an initial playable faction in the game Medieval 2: Total War
- The canals of Venice are the site of a race in the arcade game Hydro Thunder.
- The first-person shooter Painkiller features a level inspired by Venice.
- The latest Sonic The Hedgehog series game, Sonic the Hedgehog, has a city in it based on Venice, Italy.
- In the Super Nintendo game, Tales of Phantasia, the city of Venezia is modeled after Venice.
- Gears of War features a map that resembles Venice (Canals)
- The La Razza Canal course from the Nintendo GameCube game, Wave Race: Blue Storm was likely modeled after Venice.
- You are able to take photographs of your tuned-up car in Gran Turismo 4 released on the PlayStation 2, in two locations in Venice, St. Marks Square, and also on a barge going under the Rialto Bridge.
- Voyage Century Online features Venice as one of the Port Cites that can be used for commerce and exploration.
- Venice (Video Game) is a casual game for the Windows platform, developed by Retro 64 and distributed by Reflexive Arcade.
- In the SNK game Fatal Fury 2, Andy Bogard's stage features Venice (with some inaccuracies, such as having the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the background) as you fight in a gondola down a canal. This is revisited in King of Fighters '96, where the Boss Team's Stage is set in Venice.
- In the online game City of Heroes, the zone named "Founder's Falls" has an architectural resemblance to Venice.
- The popular arcade racing game Hydro Thunder has a Hard-level tracked (Venice Canals) modeled after the city.
- Assassin's Creed II features the city during the Renaissance Era.
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 feature a city canals in chapter 6
- Super Mario Sunshine features a city called "Delfino Plaza" which has venice elements, after that game the "Delfino" concept has reappered on some spin-off like "Mario Kart" series and sports series.
- Venetica features the city during the Renaissance Era. It is the main setting for the game.