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Our most recommended Venice Museums & Exhibitions

Saint Mark's Basilica Skip-the-line Ticket and Audio Guide

1. Saint Mark's Basilica Skip-the-line Ticket and Audio Guide

Save time during your visit to Venice with a skip-the-line ticket to the popular St. Mark’s Basilica. Admire the hundreds of golden mosaics in the Basilica and learn details about the byzantine art inside with your audio guide. Download your audio guide to your mobile device and head to St. Mark’s Basilica to begin your tour. Breeze past the long lines and put in your headphones. Explore the five-domes and an array of artworks. Hear legends and stories surrounding this church which has stood for almost a 1,000 years.  Witness the dazzling effect of the 43,000 square feet of mosaics in the church. Take in the stunning marble inlay work on the floors. Soak up the atmosphere in the building that dominates St. Mark’s Square. 

Venice: Four Seasons Concert Ticket at Vivaldi Church

2. Venice: Four Seasons Concert Ticket at Vivaldi Church

It was in the spacious choir inside the church of Santa Maria della Visitazione, also known as Chiesa della Pietà, that the Daughters of the Choro used to perform, hidden from sight behind high screens . They were young foundling girls , who were taught music and belcanto by celebrated musicians of the time such as Francesco Gasparini, but mostly by Antonio Vivaldi . They became themselves virtuoso musicians , renowned for their art all over Europe. Antonio Vivaldi worked here as a violin teacher starting from 1703 and later on as a concert master as well as teacher of the Daughters of the Choro. These young foundling girls, whose identitity was kept mysterious being hidden from sight throughout their performances, had been abandoned as newborn babies in the so called scafetta , that is where newborn foundlings were left by their anonymous mothers at the Ospedale della Pieta’ . The young girls they were taught music and belcanto according to their talents. In this very church Antonio Vivaldi spent forty years of his life and composed his magnificent works , such as the collection of 12 violin concertos Il Cimento dell’Armonia e dell’Invenzione , which includes his masterpiece Le Quattro Stagioni . And again it is this very church that captures the listener with the inspired performances of the I Virtuosi Italiani, where you can sense the reaping of the wheat , the grape harvest, the summer storms, the snow falling in winter , the warm fall colours and the bright blossoming of flowers in springtime. Vivaldi is Venice itself : the Chiesa della Pietà treasures his genius as well as the fascination of his personality and music .

La Fenice: Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

3. La Fenice: Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

Make your stay in Venice memorable by visiting the La Fenice Opera House. Even if you don't have the time to watch a performance, use this skip-the-line ticket to admire its sensational avant-garde design. Choose an audio guide in 7 different languages, and explore the secrets of the theatre. Discover the history of the building from its origins to the present day. The most important premiers of international opera take place at the La Fenice, staging more than one hundred opera performances per year.

Venice: Leonardo Da Vinci Museum Entrance Ticket

4. Venice: Leonardo Da Vinci Museum Entrance Ticket

Journey through the life and work of one of the world's great artists and inventors at the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Venice. Enjoy a family-friendly exhibition and stimulate your curiosity by taking a deep look at Da Vinci's work. Stroll through the 4 sections of earth, water, air and fire, and discover machines built according to Da Vinci’s original designs. Learn about some of his major studies of human anatomy, and see high-resolution backlit replicas of his major paintings. Explore both his medical work and artistic accomplishments to build a better understanding of the man. Benefit from descriptions in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Russian, supplemented by multimedia displays detailing his life and works.

Venice: Peggy Guggenheim Collection Ticket

5. Venice: Peggy Guggenheim Collection Ticket

Marvel at modern art by Picasso and Pollock with a single entrance ticket to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection on the Grand Canal of Venice. Explore one of Europe’s foremost museums of modern art at your own pace and see masterpieces from art styles such as Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. Created by the American heiress Peggy Guggenheim, the collection was originally put on for the 1st post-war Venice Biennale. The following year, Peggy acquired the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an unfinished 18th century palace on the Grand Canal. The collection was assembled with the help of distinguished artists and critics, such as Marcel Duchamp, Herbert Read, Nellie van Doesburg and Howard Putzel. Explore the museum on your own to find art by Picasso, Ernst, Magritte, Calder and many other avant-garde artists. Take a stroll in the Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Sculpture Garden to see works by Arp, Duchamp-Villon, Fazzini, Giacometti, Holzer, Minguzzi, Mirko, Merz, Moore, Ono and Richier. Admire a collection of art by Italian, European and American artists from 1945 to the present day, including gems by Burri, Capogrossi, de Kooning, Dubuffet, Rothko, Oldenburg, Stella, Twombly, Warhol and Kapoor.

Venice Museum Pass & Doge's Palace Entrance Ticket

6. Venice Museum Pass & Doge's Palace Entrance Ticket

Admire the San Marco Civic Museums, such as the Doge’s Palace, Correr Museum, National Archaeological Museum, and Biblioteca Marciana. You can also explore the history of the Jewish communities of Venice at the Ghetto Museum. Founded in 1953, and situated between the city’s 2 most historic synagogues, the museum is both devoted to the cycle of Jewish festivities and objects used for the liturgy, and explores the history of the Venetian Jews through images and objects. Museums of St. Mark's Square (available with the Venice Museum Pass and Venice Museum Pass Plus): • Doge's Palace • Correr Museum • National Archaeological Museum • Biblioteca Marciana If you select the Venice Museum Pass Plus option you will also enjoy entry to the following civic museums: • Ca' Rezzonico • Carlo Goldoni's House • Mocenigo Palace • Ca' Pesaro (Modern Art Gallery and Oriental Art Gallery) • Glass Museum (Murano) • Lace Museum (Burano) • Natural History Museum Both options include the following historic churches in the Chorus Pass: • 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: Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo Entrance Ticket

7. Venice: Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo Entrance Ticket

Discover a masterpiece of architecture tucked away off the main streets of Venice and get stunning views with an entrance ticket to the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo. Get up close to its unique, external multiple arch spiral staircase, known as the "Scala Contarini del Bovolo" ("Of the Snail"). Take a closer look at its remarkable mix of Renaissance, Gothic and Byzantine styles, and then get an impressive view of the city rooftops. Go to the arcade at the top of the stairs and gaze down at the maze of streets and canals.

Venice: Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana Entry Ticket

8. Venice: Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana Entry Ticket

Admire the collections in current exhibitions at Grassi Palace and Punta della Dogana with this combined entry ticket. Discover the "Marlene Dumas. Open-end" exhibit at the Grassi Palace and the "Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies" exhibition at Punta della Dogana. Uncover the beauty of the interior of Grassi Palace, an 18th-century buliding that was the last palace to be built on the Grand Canal before the fall of the Venetian Republic. It was bought by art collector François Pinault and renovated by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Marvel at the Punta della Dogana, the former sea customs house of Venice that was converted to a contemporary art space. Have access to the rooftop of the building and gaze out over a sweeping view of the Venice Lagoon and the last part of the Grand Canal. Enjoy these sites which host some of the world's most important temporary contemporary art exhibitions. Get access to both locations and feel free to start your visit to either one of the two locations.

Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket with Guide Book

9. Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket with Guide Book

Save precious time and skip the long lines to the former seat of power in Venice. Enjoy fast track entry to the magnificent Doge's Palace and wander around the amazing halls and corridors at your own pace. Cross the Bridge of Sighs from the inside to reach the prisons where criminals were kept, including Casanova! Use the handy guide book, provided in your chosen language, to learn the history of the palace and its masterpieces of art. Continue to the nearby Museo Correr to explore the way of life of the locals of Venice through the centuries on the upper floors of the Procuratorie Nuove. Create your own adventure and use the 8 suggested itineraries in the guide book to discover the different palaces of St. Mark’s Square. See sculptures, paintings and libraries that reveal the true might of the city's naval history.

Venice: Private Accademia Gallery and Dorsoduro Tour

10. Venice: Private Accademia Gallery and Dorsoduro Tour

Enjoy a private tour of the Accademia Galleries where your guide will take you to see the extraordinary collection of Venetian paintings created between the 14th and 18th-centuries by great masters of European painting. Admire works from the the Byzantine to the Gothic period. See the work of Renaissance artists such as Bellini, Giorgione, Tintoretto, and Carpaccio, and the 17th-century landscape artists of Longhi, Canaletto, and Guardi. If you're lucky, see Leonardo da Vinci's famous pencil drawing of the Vitruvian Man. Because of its inestimable value, the work is exhibited to the public only on rare occasions. At the end of your museum tour, walk around the university and artistic district of Dorsoduro. See popular sights such as Campo Santa Margherita, Fondamenta Zattere, and Campo San Barnaba.

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What people are saying about Venice

Abigail was extraordinary, knowledgeable, interesting, helpful and we really enjoyed the time spent with her! Highly recomended!! Would call her again in a heartbeat

Wonderful place to visit in Venice. It was not crowded and it was both a beautiful place to see and educational to learn about.

Fantastic activity with kids on a hot day. My kids enjoyed hands on component, especially trying out da Vinci’s inventions.

Magnificent Audioguide visit too complex Surplus to visit museum/floor and gold painting in the nave

Jaw dropping and quite amazing to see so many works in a relatively small space