Wonderful tour and very good guide, It was well explained.
A lovely historical tour through Doge Palace and St Marks. Our guide was an art history major and knew a great deal of detail.
Beautiful tour, very interesting.The lady guide-exceptional!
The tour guide was ok, but the place was beautiful and nice our tickets didn’t work but they still let us in.
Our tour guide was able to work us through the large crowds of tourist and still make the tour interesting. She was knowledgeable and articulated the history of each site with ease. The gondola ride was worth the wait and fulfilled an activity long on our list.
When you say, “Venice Museums,” I say, “Venice Museum Pass.” Naturally, you hit back with, “Is the Venice Museum Pass worth it?” So, of course, I come back with “Uh, duh...forget buying individual Venice museum tickets, ain’t nobody got time for that. The future is now and you can hook yourself up online. And, you know what that means right? No lines. That’s what that means. On the real, a Venice pass is the way to go. I then go on to explain at great length how not waiting in lines means that you could maximize a Venice day tour. Frankly, my argument is very compelling. But, it’s a lot of information to take on board. Also, I recognize the necessity to let you turn it over in your mind.
So, I leave you to mull it over. And, while you do I prattle on about some of the best museums you could go and check out with your Venice visitors pass.
To come clean, the Venice Museum Pass doesn’t include the Gallerie dell'Accademia. Though, with 11 others to check out it feels like a small sacrifice. Besides, you can always nab a couple separate, additional skip the queue tickets for that. What a Venice tourist pass does include though, is access to one of Venice’s main attractions, the Doge’s Palace. Walk the halls and rooms of the Palace where the leaders of the Venetian republic used to live. The rooms are pretty spectacular, with lavishly carved ceilings and impressive artworks hanging from the walls.
The Ca ‘Rezzonico sits on the Grand Canal. Behind its white marble facade is a museum dedicated to 18th-century Venice. Here, you can explore three floors of artworks from leading Venetian painters of the time. Make a point of checking out the Pietro Longhi Salon. This room boasts excellent views of the canal. It also hosts a series of works by Longhi that explore daily Venetian life in the 18th century, from carnival to the reserved lives of the nobility.
If you’re after something a little different then you should head to the Murano Glass Museum or the Burano Lace Museum. Located in the palace of Podestà of Torcello on Venice’s Burano island, the Lace museum offers a complete overview of the history of Venetian lace. The Murano Glass Museum also found on Burano island, celebrates all things glass. Travel from room to room tracing the origins of glassmaking through to its golden age and finish up in a space that rotates spectacular glass exhibitions.