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Venice: Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana Entry Ticket

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

Admire the works of the Pinault Collection in the current exhibitions at Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana with this combined entry ticket. Discover the "CHRONORAMA. Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century" exhibit at Palazzo Grassi and the "Icônes" exhibition at Punta della Dogana. The exhibition "CHRONORAMA. Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century" brings together over four hundred works that bring the twentieth century to life through the events, social phenomena, and illustrious figures that marked it. Spanning from the 1910s to the early 1980s, this selection presents the work of more than one hundred and fifty international artists including Edward Steichen, Berenice Abbott, Cecil Beaton, Lee Miller, André Kertész, Horst P. Horst, Diane Arbus, Irving Penn, and Helmut Newton, among others, as well as the illustrators Eduardo Garcia Benito, Helen Dryden, and George Wolfe Plank. Between figuration and abstraction, the exhibition "Icônes" at Punta della Dogana invokes all the dimensions of the image in the artistic context—paintings, videos, sounds, installations, performances—through a selection of emblematic works from the Pinault Collection, and new dialogues between artists who are particularly important for the Collection (David Hammons/Agnes Martin; Danh Vo/Rudolf Stingel; Sherrie Levine/On Kawara...). Uncover the beauty of the interior of Palazzo Grassi, an 18th-century building 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 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.

Venice: Rialto, Guggenheim, and Fondaco Terrace Walking Tour

2. Venice: Rialto, Guggenheim, and Fondaco Terrace Walking Tour

Join us at Campo San Bartolomeo, in the heart of Venice, to meet our professional guide. Admire the famous statue of Carlo Goldoni, and take in the beautiful architecture of the square before embarking on a journey through time. Step back in time and experience the heart of Venice as you see the iconic Rialto Bridge from the lower part, you'll be able to appreciate the magnificent structure as it towers above the shimmering waters of the canal. where merchants have been trading for centuries. Your English-speaking guide will take you on a journey through history, sharing fascinating tales of the bridge's construction and the vibrant markets that once crowded its banks. The Fondaco dei Tedeschi is a hidden gem in Venice that's waiting to be discovered by you! This historic building was once the hub of trade for German merchants in Venice and now serves as a premier shopping center with an amazing rooftop terrace. You'll climb up the stairs to the top floor where you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the city from the rooftop terrace. From here, you can see the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, and even the bell tower of St. Mark's Basilica As we explore the charming streets of Venice, we'll stumble upon a hidden treasure - the Bovolo. This unique architectural gem boasts a magnificent spiral staircase that offers stunning views of Venice's rooftops. Your guide will explain the fascinating history of this staircase and its significance to Venice's architecture. But that's not all! We'll also pass by the beautiful Chiesa Santo Stefano, a charming church with a unique facade that dates back to the 13th-14th century. Your guide will share interesting stories and facts about the church's rich history and cultural significance. Prepare to be enchanted as you cross the famous Ponte dell'Accademia, a picturesque wooden bridge that spans the Grand Canal. The current bridge was built in 1933 to replace an earlier iron bridge constructed by the Austrians later on. As we make our way through the picturesque streets of Venice, we'll arrive at one of the city's most renowned art institutions - the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Peggy Guggenheim was a prominent American art collector and patron who had a great love for modern art such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Salvador Dali. Your guide will take you on a journey through the museum, sharing fascinating stories about Peggy's life, her love of art, and the significance of her collection. We'll come across the stunning Chiesa della Salute. This beautiful church, one of the most important artpiece of the Venetian Baroque period. As we reach the end of our tour, we'll make our way to Punta della Dogana, a contemporary art museum. It's the perfect place to snap some photos, and also you can take the traditional gondola of Venice to the famous St. Mark Square. And with that, our tour concludes, but the memories and knowledge gained will stay with you forever.

From Milan: Full-Day Private Driving Tour of Venice

3. From Milan: Full-Day Private Driving Tour of Venice

Enjoy a private tour of Venice from Milan for twelve hours with a private tour guide for two hours and a private luxury vehicle with private chauffeur that will pick you up and drop-off at your hotel in Milan or place of preference inside the city. Once your private chauffeur has picked you up, you will go ahead to your destination to meet with your tour guide at a meeting point in the city. On this tour you will discover Venice, a city located in the northwest of Italy with a historic center declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Both its geographical particularity and its monumental and artistic heritage have made Venice one of the most important and popular tourist destinations in the world. Thanks to your tour guide you will visit the most important sites of the city such as the Gothic Palazzo Ducale, St. Mark's Basilica, the arsenal of Venice known as one of the largest industrial complexes in Europe, the Grand Canal where you can take a gondola ride, the gallery of the academy which is the richest of Venetian paintings in the world and much more. Once you have visited the most emblematic sites of the city, your private driver will take you back to Milan.

Venice: Private Walking Tour, Doges Palace and Gondola Ride

4. Venice: Private Walking Tour, Doges Palace and Gondola Ride

Embark on a private walking tour in Venice and see the real Venice. Admire St Mark Basilica, Square, and San Marco Museums and enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Doge's Palace before you end your tour on a relaxing gondola ride. Meet your guide at Campo San Luca near Rialto Bridge and La Fenice to begin your activity. First, you will walk around and admire the impressive architecture. See the stunning Piazza San Marco public square, and get skip-the-line entry to the Doge's Palace and the San Marco Museums. Walk through the corridors and see masterpieces of art everywhere you turn, collected by the dukes of Venice over many centuries. Explore the Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana. End your activity with a romantic gondola ride on the Grand Canal. Get up close and personal to the floating city, cruise past palazzos and under footbridges.

Venice San Marco Tour, Skip-the-line St. Mark's Bell Tower

5. Venice San Marco Tour, Skip-the-line St. Mark's Bell Tower

Piazza San Marco is the principal public square of Venice, featuring some of its most important landmarks. On this private tour you will discover the must-know facts and the best-kept secrets of the world-famous St. Mark’s Basilica and other highlights of Venice’s Old Town. Hear the legends about St. Mark, St. Theodore, the Mask Carnival, and more! Choose the 2-hour option to explore St. Mark’s Square with a 5-Star Local Guide. Wander through the crowded square which boasts the most beautiful Venetian Gothic architecture and an awe-inspiring view of the Grand Canal and the San Giorgio Maggiore island with its magnificent Basilica. Napoleon once described Piazza San Marco as the “drawing room of Europe”, and after so many years, this world heritage site is still one of the most visited places in all of Italy. Immerse yourself in the history of Venice as you admire the majestic facade of the Doge’s Palace and find out how Casanova, the famous lover, escaped the palace prison. Take a closer look at the stunning mosaics, statues and Byzantine features of St. Mark’s Basilica from the outside, and learn about the race to save this majestic cathedral from flooding during the Acqua Alta (“high water”). See also the beautiful Procuratie Vecchie, Museo Correr, the unique Astrological Clock of Torre dell'Orologio, and more. The main highlight will be visiting the viewing terrace of St. Mark’s Bell Tower, which offers the best views over the Old Town and the Venetian Lagoon. Skip-the-line tickets are included so you can beat the crowds and not waste time in long lines. Choose the 4-hour option to see highlights of St. Mark’s Square and visit the majestic Doge’s Palace! This option includes skip-the-line tickets to 2 attractions, St. Mark’s Bell Tower and the Doge’s Palace. This is your chance to discover the treasures hidden inside the luxurious apartments of the Doges of Venice, admire the view from the Bridge of Sighs, and find out how easy it was to be arrested and locked in the palace prison. It’s a must-see in Venice!

Private Art & Culture Tour in Dorsoduro and Academia, Venice

6. Private Art & Culture Tour in Dorsoduro and Academia, Venice

Dorsoduro is known as the art district of Venice, with many architectural masterpieces, famous museums, and cultural hot spots. On this private tour you will discover the best things to see and do in Dorsoduro and find out why this neighbourhood is popular with street artists, students, and historians. Feel the magic of Venice! Choose the 2-hours option to see the best highlights of Dorsoduro, the highest point in the Floating City. The tour will begin outside the magnificent Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, which overlooks the Grand Canal. Explore the narrow, winding streets and canals while listening to amazing stories about historic sites such as the ruins of Palazzo Genovese and Ex Chiesa di San Gregorio. Pass the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Gallerie dell'Accademia, and take a photo with the famous Ponte dell'Accademia. Head to Calle Della Toletta to hear the legend of the Witch’s Hour, and see the Church of San Barnaba, which is known as a museum with works by Leonardo da Vinci and a fictional Library of Indiana Jones. You will also discover the ancient tradition of fist clashes as you cross Ponte dei Pugni, and get tips on the best shops, restaurants and cafes around Campo Santa Margherita. The final highlight will be a visit to the Church of San Pantalon, which boasts a vast ceiling fresco by Gianantonio Fumiani and many other artworks. Choose the 3-hour option to enrich your experience with a visit to the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute (free parts only). It’s one of the most famous landmarks of Venice with a spectacular baroque dome, unique octagonal design, and a popular stairway. As you explore its awe-inspiring interior with your Expert-Guide, you will learn about the symbolism of the high altar where the Virgin and Child protects Venice from the plague. You will also see 12 works by Titian and Tintoretto’s Marriage Feast of Cana in the basilica’s sacristy. Choose the 5-hour option to also visit the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, a world-class modern art museum. It is the second most visited art gallery in Venice, but with skip-the-line tickets you will beat the crowds and go straight in without waiting in line. Learn about the great collector Peggy Guggenheim as you explore his Venetian house, garden and personal collection of art. See works by great artists such as Pollock, Ernst, Picasso, Brancusi and Dalí, as well as modern sculptures by Giacometti and Paolozzi.

Venice: Grand Canal Private Walking Tour & Optional Gondola

7. Venice: Grand Canal Private Walking Tour & Optional Gondola

Take in the sights and sounds of Venice’s Grand Canal on a walking tour with a private guide. Stroll through winding Venetian streets and upgrade your tour with an optional gondola ride or a private tour of the Doge’s Palace. Begin your walking tour at the iconic Rialto Bridge, connecting San Marco to San Polo. From here, explore the narrow streets of the Old Town, passing the monuments of Campo Manin, Campo Sant'Angelo, and Campo Santo Stefano. Stop at the Ponte dell'Accademia to admire the hundreds of love locks and stunning views over the Grand Canal. See gondolas gliding by and listen to the sounds of street performers. Finish your tour at St. Mark’s Square and admire St. Mark’s Basilica, St. Mark’s Bell Tower, and the Doge’s Palace. Complete your Grand Canal walking tour with a 30-minute gondola ride, depending on the option you select. Ride a traditional gondola with other travelers and enjoy views of Venice from the water. As you cruise, look about the city from your gondolier or the mobile app. Choose the 4.5-hour option to visit to the Doge’s Palace with your private guide. Skip the long lines and explore this historic palace, the former residence of 120 Doges of Venice. As you explore, admire the richly decorated Doge’s apartments, the Old Prison, the Bridge of Sighs, and the New Prison.

Private Tour of Venice San Polo, Rialto and San Marco

8. Private Tour of Venice San Polo, Rialto and San Marco

Join this exclusive tour of San Polo, one of the smallest, busiest and oldest districts in the Floating City, to discover its must-see sights and hidden gems, from the Basilica Dei Frari to the world-famous Rialto Bridge. See some of the oldest houses and churches in the city and immerse yourself in fascinating stories about Venice’s history, culture and vibrant social life. Choose the 2-hour option to see the highlights of the San Polo and Rialto neighborhoods and visit the magnificent Basilica of Santa María Gloriosa dei Frari. Don't be disappointed by the basilica's modest Gothic exterior, as the interior hides the wealth of the Italian Renaissance. It's amazing architecture is complimented by a number of sculptures and paintings, including works of masters such as Titian and Bellini. It's an awe-inspiring space that has served the local community for centuries. As you wander along some of Venice's oldest streets lined with small medieval houses and merchants’ shops, your Private Guide will explain how during the Middle Ages this crowded neighborhood became the center of trade for silk, spices, precious metals, exotic woods and other goods. Head to the largest square in Venice, Campo San Polo to feel the buzzing atmosphere, smells and sounds, and learn about the famous Rialto Market, which has been in operation for more than 600 years. You will pass San Giacomo di Rialto, the oldest church in Venice’s Old Town, and end the tour at the popular Rialto Bridge, which has been connecting San Paulo to San Marco for over 400 years. It is a must-see in Venice! Choose the 3-hour option to also explore San Marco district and visit St. Mark’s Bell Tower to enjoy the best views over the Old Town and Grand Canal. During this extended tour you will walk from the Rialto Bridge to Piazza San Marco, which is the principal square in Venice, featuring prominent landmarks such as the beautiful St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. These buildings play a major role in the city’s history. The highlight of this tour will be admiring the city’s panorama from the viewing terrace of the Campanile (St. Mark’s Bell Tower) with skip-the-line tickets. Choose the 5-hour option to also visit Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) with skip-the-line tickets that allow you to jump the queue to this top attraction. The Doge’s Palace is an iconic example of Venetian Gothic and a treasure box of local history. Learn about the city’s Golden Age as you explore the luxurious Doge’s apartments, institutional chambers, the Old Prison, and the New Prison. Highlights include works by famous artists such as Titan, Veronese, and Tintoretto, and taking photos at the Bridge of Sighs, which connects the palace to its prison and offers an amazing view of St. Mark’s Square and the lagoon.

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What people are saying about Grand Canal

dream locations as diverse as they are amazing. Punta della Dogana unique in a spectacular scenographic context. In Palazzo Grassi we find ourselves in the Venetian classic that includes the contemporaneity of unmissable events

Very welcome visit. Captivating contemporary art exhibition and superb location. Glimpses of Venice and the lagoon of a disconcerting beauty. I'll come back

Good opportunity to experience history with an audio guide. You can easily spend an hour there

It was very easy to exchange the voucher for the tickets and the places are wonderful

We appreciated being able to easily enter the 2 exhibition venues.