Embark on an hour-long tour of the Doge's Palace
Bypass the ticketing lines in front of the Doge's Palace and go directly to security check with your direct access ticket. Once you gain entry, your guide will help you navigate through this Venetian wonder. The seat of Venice's political power for hundreds of years, it was the place from which the Duke and his closest council members governed this 1000-year-old republic. You will get to relive this history with your guide as you walk through the halls of power and you will quickly discover that the Palazzo Ducale has lost none of its splendor over the years. Marvel at the golden staircase and the exquisite detail that gives it life, as well as the works of several artists that adorns the rest of the Palace, all depicting Venetian life in one way or another in breathtaking detail. Your guide will provide you with incredible facts and tales of those who once ruled Venice, making this tour a highlight of your visit to La Serenissima!
Visit the 3 museums in St. Mark's Square on your own
After your tour of the Palace, your guide will leave you to continue exploring Venice's rich history on your own by visiting the 3 museums in St. Mark's Square. You can start by visiting the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana, the walls of which are decorated by works of art created by masters like Titian and Veronese. The Archaeological Museum is home to a collection of Greek and Roman sculptures, objects and artifacts, as well as Egyptian, Babylonian and Assyrian antiquities. In contrast, the Museo Correr holds perhaps the most modern collection of art, poised between the Procuratie Vecchie and the Procuratie Nuove, in perfect position to usher in a new era in Italian history.
View a Complimentary 20-minute Glass Blowing Demonstration
Admire the traditional Venetian art of glass blowing during a 20-minute complimentary demonstration, located very close to St. Mark Square so you won't have to go far to partake! Staff on the ground will give you instructions so you don't miss this local treat.