Doge's Palace - Museum Pass

Doge's Palace - Museum Pass

Your easy combination ticket for all the Civic Museums currently open is valid for 6 months - perfect!

One ticket – eleven Venice treasures!

Explore eleven of the most important museums of Venice, including its most visited attraction: the Doge's Palace, a masterpiece of Gothic art and the seat of the government of the splendid and powerful Republic of Venice.

This Combo Ticket includes the Doge's Palace, Museo Correr, Archaeological Museums and the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, the Ca’ Rezzonico Museum of 18th Century Art, the Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo, Carlo Goldoni's House, the Ca’ Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art + Oriental Art Museum, the Glass Museum on Murano, and the Lace Museum on Burano.

  • This combination ticket for all the Civic Museums currently open is valid for 6 months and grants one admission to each museum.
  • Reservations must be made with a minimum of 1-day notice.


  • Ticket must be picked up at the Doge's Palace.
  • This reservation is made through an agency authorized by the official licensee of Venice Museums.


  • The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum or attraction will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be any time during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.

Opening Hours of the Museums included:

Doge's Palace

  • November 1 to March 31: 8:30am to 5:30pm
  • April 1 to October 31: 8:30am to 7pm

Last access allowed 1 hour before closure.
Closed on December 25 and January 1.

Museo Correr

From November 2 to March 31: 9:00am - 5:00pm (ticket office 9:00am - 4:00pm)
From April 1 to November 1: 9:00am - 7:00pm (ticket office 9:00am - 6:00pm).
Closed on December 25 and January 1

National Archeology Museum
Every day 10:00am - 5:00pm from November 1 to March 31
10:00am - 7:00pm from April 1 to October 31
Closed on December 25 and January 1

Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
From April to October: Monday to Sunday from 9:00am - 7:00pm.
From November to March: Monday to Sunday from 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Closed on December 25 and January 1

Ca’ Rezzonico - Museum of 18th Century Art

From November 3 to March 31 10:00am - 5:00pm (ticket office 10:00am - 4:00pm)
From April 1 to November 2: 10:00am - 6:00pm (ticket office 10:00am - 5:00pm).
Closed on Tuesdays and on December 25, January 1, and May 1

Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo

From November 3 to March 31 10:00am - 4:00pm (ticket office 10:00am - 3.30pm)
From April 1 to November 2: 10:00am - 5:00pm (ticket office 10:00am - 4.30pm)
Closed on Mondays and on December 25, January 1, and May 1

Carlo Goldoni's House

From November 3 to March 31 10:00am - 4:00pm (ticket office 10:00am - 3.30pm)
From April 1 to November 2: 10:00am - 5:00pm (ticket office 10:00am - 4.30pm)
Closed on Wednesdays and on December 25, January 1, and May 1

Ca’ Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art + Museum for Oriental Art
From November 3 to March 31 10:00am - 5:00pm (ticket office 10:00am - 4:00pm)
From April 1 to November 2: 10:00am - 6:00pm (ticket office 10:00am - 5:00pm)
Closed on Mondays and on December 25, January 1, and May 1

Glass Museum – Murano
From November 3 to March 31 10:00am - 5:00pm (ticket office 10:00am - 4:00pm)
From April 1 to November 2: 10:00am - 6:00pm (ticket office 10:00am - 5:00pm)
Closed on Wednesdays and on December 25, January 1, and May 1.

Lace Museum – Burano

From November 3 to March 31 10:00am - 4:00pm (ticket office 10:00am - 3.30pm)
From April 1 to November 2: 10:00am - 5:00pm (ticket office 10:00am - 4.30pm)
Closed on Tuesdays and on December 25, January 1, and May 1

ATTENTION: By selecting "audioguide" visit will also include this service for Doge's Palace; audioguides are available in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish; duration 1 hour and 40 minutes.

PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive an email with your order summary plus a second email confirming your successful payment. A confirmation email with links to the vouchers will be sent one business day after you place your order (Monday afternoon for orders submitted on Friday and during the weekend). Please make sure that your anti-spam filter does not block automatic emails from [email protected]

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Once a confirmation code has been assigned to your reservation we can refund the cost of unused tickets minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee) up to 2 days before the date of the visit.
No refund is possible for cancellations less than 2 days before the visit and for no shows.

The Doge's Palace

The Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace) is a masterpiece of gothic art. And yet, a wide variety of architectural and ornamental elements contribute to its splendor, from ancient foundations built in the 1300s to the Renaissance additions including splendid manneristic details.

The Doge’s Palace consists of three main parts. One is the south facing wing, which is the oldest and contains the Sala del Maggior Consiglio (Hall of the Great Council). The second wing faces the Piazzetta San Marco. As the Palazzo di Giustizia it hosted the courts, and contains the Sala dello Scrutinio (Voting Hall). The Renaissance wing hosts the Doge's residence and many government offices.

Your visit to the Doge's Palace begins by entering the palace complex through the Porta del Frumento intothe courtyard surrounded by the four wings. The small marble facade with the clock dates back to 1615. Two bronze wells from the middle of the 16th century are located in the center of the courtyard. The two oldest wings of the Doge's Palace present simple facades. The Renaissance wing shows rich decorations, including the Giant's Stairway, with the impressive statues of Mars and Neptune (sculpted by Sansovino in 1565), symbolizing the power of Venice on land and sea.

The staircase, conceived by Antonio Rizzo, is next to the arch built in the period of Doge Francesco Foscari. It is faced with Istria stone and red marble from Verona. The staircase leads to the Porta della Carta through the Foscari entrance hall, which is nowadays the visitors’ exit from the Doge's Palace. To the right of the stairway is the Cortile dei Senatori (16th century), where the senators would wait before government meetings. On the other side of this same wing the majestic Scala dei Censori (Censor's Staircase) leads to the upper floors of the Doge's Palace.

The former kitchen area of the Doge's Palace on the ground floor hosts the Museo dell'Opera and temporary exhibitions. The Opera Museum, called Fabbriceria or Procuratoria, was the head office for maintenance and management of restorations of the Doge's Palace.

The Museo dell'Opera hosts ancient architectural pieces of the Doge's Palace, including the capitals that were replaced by copies in an important restoration effort in 1875. These precious sculptures decorated the medieval facades of the Doge's Palace with allegoric, religious, moral, and political statements.

The first floor, called Piano delle Logge, includes entrances to the east, south, and west wings. From here, you can enjoy splendid views of the courtyard and the Piazzetta San Marco. This floor hosts the offices of the Soprintendenza per i Beni Ambientali e Architettonici di Venezia and some offices of the Musei Civici Veneziani.

From here, your Doge's Palace visit proceeds to the Scala d'Oro (Golden Staircase) through the Renaissance wing. This wing hosted the offices of many magistrates. You will see lions' mouths on the wall: citizens could place crime or embezzlement accusations into these. The messages would fall into a wooden box opened by the office to which they were addressed.

On this same wall you will also see two plaques. The first dates from the papacy of Urban V during the 1300s: It promises indulgences to whoever showed charity to prisoners. The other was created by Alessandro Vittoria to celebrate the 1674 visit of Henry III of France to Venice. Marble sculptures by Tiziano Aspetti decorate the access to the Scala d'Oro: one represents Atlas holding the heavens, the other Hercules killing the many-headed Hydra.

The apartments of the Doge are located in the palace area between the Rio della Canonica (the aquatic entrance to the Doge’s Palace), the Scala d'Oro and the apse of the Basilica di San Marco. A small but prestigious residence formed the basic nucleus of the apartments, while the rooms closest to the Scala d'Oro had the function of bridging the private life of the doge with his public duties. The doge retired to the private residence for dinner and to pass time with the members of his family at the end of the day.

Between the Piano delle Logge and the second floor lies the Atro Quadrato (Square Atrium). This atrium leads to the Stanze Istituzionali (Institutional Rooms), where the political and administrative life of the Republic was conducted. The main branches of government worked here: the Maggior Consiglio (Great Council), the Senato (Senate), the Collegio (Cabinet), and the most important justice magistrates, from the Consiglio dei Dieci (Council of the Ten) to the Quarantie (Appeal Court). In all the rooms, the decorations celebrate the virtue of the State and its functions.

The Doge's Palace, seat of all government institutions of the Republic, included the justice department and the prisons. During the second half of the 1500s a new building was constructed on the other side of the river entirely dedicated to prison functions. The construction of these “New Prisons” had the purpose of improving the living conditions of the prisoners.

Following tradition, the walls, roof, and ceiling of each cell were coated with crossed larch wood layers. These New Prisons are one of the first examples of construction solely dedicated for use as a state prison.

Your itinerary then takes you to the two lower floors and the prison courtyard, where you will also see the ceramic collection found during the archaeological excavations in the area. Your visit then continues to the Ponte dei Sospiri and the Sala dei Censori.

The Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs) was created in 1614 to connect the Doge's Palace to the New Prisons building. Two corridors separated by a wall form this famous closed and covered bridge. One corridor links the prisons to the Sale del Magistrato alle Leggi, the Sala della Quarantia Criminal, and to the noble floor of the palace. The other corridor joins the prisons to the Sale dell'Avogaria and the Parlatorio. Both corridors are connected to the stairs that lead from the Pozzi (the prisons below water level) to the Piombi (the prisons under the roof). The famous name of the Ponte dei Sospiri comes from the romantic era: leaving the tribunal of the Doge's Palace, the prisoners crossed the bridge to serve their sentence, sighing heavily as they caught a glimpse of freedom through the small windows.

The rooms of the Armeria host the museum of arms and ammunitions. Its nucleus dates back to the 16th century. During the Venetian Republic, the Armeria was under the protection of the Consiglio dei Dieci. It contained war instruments ready for use by the squires of the Doge's Palace, and the highly qualified and organized arsenalotti guards. Partially lost after the end of the Republic, the arms collection has today more than two thousand pieces.

Museo Correr
The Museo Correr, one of the museums located on the Piazza San Marco, was born from Teodoro Correr's private collection, which he left to the city in 1830.The museum offers you the opportunity to experience important aspects of Venetian history and art. Most noteworthy is the painting gallery, with Venetian masterpieces mainly from the 14th to 16th centuries, the Neoclassical section with a collection of works by Canova, the precious historical institutional collections, studies of urban development, and of everyday life.

National Archeology Museum
It was the legacy of Cardinal Domenico Grimani which formed the core and starting point of the collections of the National Archeology Museum in Venice. The cardinal left the mostly Roman, but partly also Greek marbles and bronzes he had so far kept in Santa Chiara di Murano to the Serenissima in 1523. Through the centuries, the collections increased and changed location several times until the museum moved into its current seat in the former Royal Palace on the Piazza San Marco in 1924.

The core of antiquities collection is formed by statues. These were given to the museum by collectors and clerical organizations such as Federico Contarini (1538-1613), Zuanne Mocenigo (1531-1598), the monastery of San Giovanni di Verdada of Padua, and the Venetian collector Girolamo Zulian (1730-1795). Another important part of the exhibited works is formed by votives, relieves, and gravestones. Most of these originated in the Eastern Mediterranean, Attica, the Peloponnese, and islands (especially Crete), to which the Serenissima sovereignty and its commerce extended. The museum has also an important collection of antique ceramics and coins.

Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
The Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana library holds one of the greatest classical text collections in the world. The library's building was designed by Jacopo Sansovino, and was built and decorated between 1537 and 1560. The construction of the library had been ordered by the procuratori to adequately host the Greek and Latin codices left to the Republic of Venice by Cardinal Bessarion in 1468.

Today, besides about a million printed books, the Biblioteca Marciana contains about 13,000 manuscripts and 2,883 incunabula and 24,055 works printed between 1500 and 1600. There are many illuminated manuscripts. The library hosts precious manuscripts, such as the Breviario Grimani from the 16th century and the Fra' Mauro Mappamondo, Aldo Manuzio's ancient editions, as well as unique scores of operas by Francesco Cavalli, and sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti.

The first floor of the library opens into a hall on the ceiling of which you will notice the painting La Sapienza (Allegory of Wisdom) by Titian. On the vaulted ceiling of the Library Room - a clear example of mannerism in Venice – you can admire twenty-one round paintings made by seven painters chosen by Titian and Sansovin, one of them being Paolo Veronese. Portraits of philosophers, some by Tintoretto and Veronese, decorate the walls.

Ca’ Rezzonico - Museum of 18th Century Art

In 1649, Filippo Bon engaged the services of the great proponent of Venetian Baroque Baldassarre Longhena to build the palace,  which is today known as Palazzo Ca' Rezzonico. Work was interrupted after the death of Longhena in 1862 and the economic ruin of the Bon family.

In 1751, Giambattista Rezzonico purchased the palace and assigned the completion to Giorgio Massari. The prestigious facade on the Canal Grande and the second floor followed the plans for the original project while an entrance from the land to the back of the palace, the Honor Stairs, and the great dance hall were added. The building decoration was assigned to Giambattista Crosato, Pietro Visconti, Giambattista Tiepolo, Jacopo Guarana and Gaspare Diziani.


In 1810, the powerful family’s reign ended and much of the artistic and historic patrimony was broken up. Thereafter, the palace had several owners, including painter Robert Barrett Browning and deputy Lionello von Hierschel de Minerbi, who donated the Palazzo to the Venice government in 1935.


On the ground floor of the museum you will find the ticket office, wardrobe, restrooms, cafeteria, and the elevator. The ample garden sometimes forms the background for intimate theatrical events. The Browning Mezzanine hosts the Mestrovich Collection with works by outstanding painters such as Tintoretto, Benedetto Diana, Cima da Conegliano, and Bonifacio de' Pitati.

Your visit to the museum begins with Giorgio Massari's Honor Stairs on the opposite side of the Canal Grande. On the first floor, your visit leads you through eleven rooms with paintings, sculptures, and 18th century furnishings.  Precious frescoes decorate the ceilings.The second floor opens with the portego, the long hall typical for Venetian palaces. Here, you will see two early works by Canaletto. Don't miss the rooms dedicated to the works of Pietro Longhi and the frescoes by Giandomenico Tiepolo, which were originally on the walls of the Villa Zianigo. The third floor hosts three rooms dedicated to the ancient Pharmacy Ai do San Marchi, as well as the precious collection bequeathed by Egidio Martini.

Palazzo Mocenigo
In 1985, the overall project of the Musei Civici designated Palazzo Mocenigo as the seat of the Museum and Study Centre of the History of Fabrics and Costumes. 
These recently acquired collections were joined with the important collections of the Venetian Civic Museums, once preserved at the Museo Correr and the Ca' Rezzonico.

The Palazzo Mocenigo also contains a well-stocked library specializing in the history of fabrics, costumes, and fashion. The library is situated in the rooms on the first-floor piano nobile.   The stocks of fabrics and costumes are situated on the first mezzanine and on the top-floor. Temporary exhibitions enrich your visit of Palazzo Mocenigo.

Casa Carlo Goldoni
The Casa Carlo Goldoni is the birthplace of the famous Venetian playwright and is now a museum, library and center for theater studies. The museum is a magical and theatrical place where you are invited into Carlo Goldoni's life and times.

The Goldoni section includes original documents (birth, marriage, private letters), letters exchanged with the owners of the Teatro San Luca, the manuscript of "Giustino", examples of the main editions, and translations from his 18th century works. You will also see portraits by Pietro Longhi and Piazzetta, while the Venetian theater world is represented by the portraits of selected authors (Gallina, Selvatico, Sugana, Varagnolo), some actors of his comedies (Modena, Benini, Zago, Gandusio), and costumes.

Dedicated to opening three particular points of view, the exhibition is divided into The Stage in Goldoni's Time, Goldoni between Life and Theater, and The Marionette Theater.

Ca’ Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art + Museum for Oriental Art
The modern art collection housed at the Ca' Pesaro in Venice started in 1897 when the second edition of the Biennale took place. In 1902, Venice's government chose Ca' Pesaro, a prestigious baroque building recently donated to the city by thew duchess Felicita Bevilacqua La Masa, as permanent seat of the gallery.

The Gallery hosts important collections of 19th and 20th century painting and sculpture. The 19th century is represented by prestigious works from artists such as Ippolito Caffi (only 150 works of his sold world-wide), Guglielmo Ciardi, Giacomo Favretto, Nono, Zandomeneghi, Signorini, Morbelli. Masterworks by Klimt, Bonnard, Chagall, Kandinsky on the other hand reflect the 20th century. There is also an important graphic art collection. The second floor hosts changing exhibitions, while the 3rd floor is home to the exquisite Museum of Oriental Art.

The Glass Museum (Murano)
The Glass Museum of Murano was founded in 1861. The extensive collection includes archaeological findings – Roman glass objects from the 1st to the 3rd centuries. The upper floor shows the glass-making process and techniques from the various historical periods. It also houses the largest Murano glass collection in the world, including pieces from the 15th to the 20th century, many of them world-famous objects. New pieces are constantly gifted to the museum by Murano artisans and artists, enriching the collection and allowing a broad overview of the art of glass-making.

The Lace Museum (Burano)
In 1978, Venice public organizations (such as the Comune, Provincia, Camera di Commercio, Ente per il Turismo, Azienda Autonoma di Soggiorno) united with the Adriana Marcello Foundation to create a “Consortium for Burano Lace” in order to revive and revalue the craft of lace making anew.
The Consortium continues to organize professional training and important historical exhibitions.

The Lace Museum is located in the historic palace of Podestà of Torcello on Burano, former seat of what had been the famous Burano Lace Making School from 1872 to 1970. In a picturesque setting decorated in the traditionally vivid colors of the island, rare and precious pieces are on display. They offer a complete overview of the history and artistry of Venetian lace from its origins to the present day.

Full Price Ticket

Reduced Price Ticket:
E.U. and non-E.U. children aged 6 to 14
Escorts (max. 2) for groups of children
E.U. and non-E.U. students aged 15 to 29 (with valid student I.D.)
Escorts (max. 2) for groups of students
E.U. and non-E.U. citizens over 65
Staff of the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali
Holders of the "Rolling Venice Card"

Free Admission:
Residents of Venice and people born in Venice
Children ages 0-5
Disabled people with escort
Authorized guides
Interpreters accompanying groups
Group leaders (groups of at least 21 people with prior bookings)
I.C.O.M. members

Family Offer:
For families of two adults and at least two children: one freeFull Price Ticket, the others reduced.


SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR GROUPS VISITNG THE DOGE’S PALACE:

Groups numbering more than 40 must be subdivided.

When accompanied by a guide, groups of 10 to 40 people must use “whisper audio” equipment. The “whisper audio” equipment is available for hire at €1 per person, payable upon pick up. (There is no hire charge for those who have free admission to the Doge's Palace.)

When the audio equipment is collected, one adult member of the group must sign a form accepting responsibility for any possible loss or damage, and leave a valid I.D. at the desk (I.D. will be returned when the equipment is handed in at the end of the visit).

Groups with own “whisper audio” receivers can tune in on frequency 446 MHz.

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