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Venice: Doge's Palace Reserved Entry Admission Ticket

1. Venice: Doge's Palace Reserved Entry Admission Ticket

Visit the Doge's Palace, an important historic landmark that served as the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. Skip the ticket line with to explore the seat of a 1,000-year republic, you’ll travel back in time to the Middle Ages. Marvel at the rich details of the magnificent gold staircase and spectacular works of art. Relive the anguish of the prisoners as they crossed the famous Bridge of Sighs. Your admission ticket also includes entry to the Correr Museum on St. Mark's Square. The building was originally designed as a residence for Napoleon, and later became the Venetian residence of the King of Italy.

Venice: City Pass with Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Museums

2. Venice: City Pass with Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Museums

Visit the Byzantine monuments of St. Mark's Square and go inside the former palace of the dukes at the Doge’s Palace. Save time and money on your trip and leave with some lasting memories. Enter all the Civic Museums in St. Mark's Square: Doge's Palace, Correr Museum, National Archaeological Museum, Biblioteca Marciana. The pass includes as well the access to Querini Stampalia Foundation and 3 historic churches of the Chorus Circuit: Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio, Chiesa di Santo Stefano, Santa Maria dei Miracoli, San Giovanni Elemosinario, Ca’ San Polo, Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, San Giacomo dell'Orio, San Stae, Sant'Alvise, San Pietro di Castello, San Redentore, Santa Maria di Rosario, San Sebastiano, San Giobbe, San Giuseppe di Castello, San Vidal, San Giacomo di Rialto.

Venice: Doge Palace & St Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Tour

3. Venice: Doge Palace & St Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Tour

Enjoy a guided tour in Palazzo Ducale and discover its splendid rooms and its hundreds of masterpieces. Here, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic. Live it together with a guide that shows you the halls of power, plunging you into a very particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries. Visit the museum in Saint Mark’s square and head to the Basilica of Saint Mark, adorned in magnificent pure gold mosaics. Admire the breathtaking view of St. Mark's square, the heart of Venice, from the Basilica's terrace. Learn about the history of the artworks decorating the church. See the best of Venice, day or night, on a self-guided tour of the San Marco and Rialto areas. This mobile app includes a map that guides you through the city. Listen to the audio narration of the city’s highlights. Take in 31 attractions on the route, including the glorious La Fenice theater, Rialto Bridge with its local markets, and the Accademia Bridge.

Venice: Walking Tour with Doge’s Palace and Basilica Entry

4. Venice: Walking Tour with Doge’s Palace and Basilica Entry

Meet your guide and enter the breathtaking Doge’s Palace. The guide will escort you through its stunning rooms where the Doges lived and decided the fate of the glorious Venetian Republic. Admire the Golden staircase and incredible artwork by famous Italian artists such as Tiepolo and Tiziano. Next, the guide will bring you to St. Mark’s Basilica, also known as the Golden Cathedral, thanks to its stunning mosaics made of pure gold. Here, you will discover its long history. The beauty of this five-dome Basilica will certainly impress you. Visit the Basilica's terrace with a copy of the famous horses, the St. Mark's quadriga, and admire the most beautiful view of the heart of Venice: St Mark’s Square. Discover St. Mark’s Museum and admire objects of various kinds and origins belonging to the Basilica, including the original quadriga which was moved from the terrace after the last restoration. After a break for lunch, join a guided walking tour departing from St. Mark’s Square. Admire the city's main monuments such as the Clock-Tower, Procuratie Vecchie, and the Bell Tower. Then, visit the famous Campo (square) Santa Maria Formosa, the house of Marco Polo, The Church of San Giovanni and Paolo, and the Rialto Bridge with its traditional market. Visit the other magnificent locations around St. Mark’s Square such as Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.

Florence: Train Ticket to Venice & Museum & Vaporetto Pass

5. Florence: Train Ticket to Venice & Museum & Vaporetto Pass

Arrive to Venice from Florence with the high speed train and admire the bridges and canals of the lagoon city. Once in Venice and right in front of the Santa Lucia Train Station you can take the vaporetto and reach the city center, walk around its narrow streets and enjoy the atmosphere of this extraordinary city. Reach the St. Mark's Square and admire the extraordinary buildings around the square as the Basilica of San Marco and the Doge's Palace. Then, enter the Doge Palace where the Venetian Gothic art and architecture are concentrated and let yourself be enchanted and transported back in time. After, dedicate your time to explore the Venetian Lagoon, the Bridge of Sighs, the Rialto Bridge while you go back to the Venice Santa Lucia Train Station for your departure to Florence.

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What people are saying about Marciana National Library

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4.6 / 5

based on 12,843 reviews

Bellissimo il palazzo, non si può non visitare, non abbiamo fatto fila per entrare. Dentro c’è freddo (in inverno) quindi inutile lasciare i giubbotti al guardaroba.

Amazing experience!!! Great skip the long lines and early entrance. Everything good!

Great time saver, I bought them on site to avoid the queue. Beautiful place

Skip the line is always a time saver! Would recommend.

So many interesting things to see. Your was organised