Museum Tickets Reservation
The Museum Pass is a card valid for all the Venice city museums subscripted to this service. It's valid 6 months and it allows one entrance to each museum. You can get it directly in the Doge's Palace.
The Museum Pass includes the following museums: Doge's Palace, Correr Museum, National Archeological Museum, Biblioteca Marciana, Ca' Rezzonico, Palazzo Mocenigo, Carlo Goldoni's House, Ca' Pesaro, International Gallery of Modern Art + Museum of Oriental Art, Museum of Glass (Murano), Lace Museum (Burano).
A masterpiece of Gothic Architecture, the Doge’s Palace is an accumulation of layer upon layer of building work and ornamentation, comprising the original foundations, the fourteenth/fifteenth-century structure, sizeable Renaissance additions and opulent Mannerist details.
The palace is made up of three main parts: the southern wing, the oldest one, where is the Sala del Maggior Consiglio (Room of the Major Council); the wing overlooking the square, the former palace of justice, which houses the Sala dello Scrutinio (Room of Polls); and the Renaissance wings, where were the residence of the Doge and many administrative offices.
Nov 3 – May 31: 9 AM – 5 PM
Mar 22 – Nov 2: 9 AM – 7 PM
Price: from €4,00 per person
Not accessible with the standard ticket, these tours take the visitor into the most secret and fascinating rooms in the Palace. The ticket includes the guided tour to the itineraries and also access (without a guide) to the rest of the Doge's Palace.
Tours are all with a specialised guide, for a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 25; they start at fixed times according to the following schedule: Italian 9.30; 11.10, English: 9.55 10.45; 11.35, French 10.20; 12.00 (Visit at 10:45 is not available on August).
Price: from € 3,99 per person
The holders of the Clock Tower ticket have free access to the Correr Musum, the National Archeological Museum and the Biblioteca Marciana.
Price: from €5,00 per person
The Ca' d'Oro represents the most important and preserved example of gothic architecture – a style used in Venice in the 14th-15th centuries. The palace was built between 1421 and 1440 by Marino Contarini, a rich Venetian merchant. Other important architects took part in its erection, like Marco d'Amadio, Matteo Raverti and Bartolomeo Buon.
Opening hours: Mon 8.15 AM – 2 PM; Tue–Sun 8.15 AM – 7.15 PM (closed on Jan 1, May, 1, Dec 25)
Price: from €3,95 per person
A number of art works was confiscated after the abolition of religious congregations. A selection of works was sent to the seat of central power in Paris to be exhibited at the Louvre.
The bond between the Academy Galleries and the city of Venice is very deep: its rooms host lots of works from churches and scuole, many of which are the only survivors from those churches destroyed during the Napoleonic period.