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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 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.

Venice: Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Walking Tour

2. Venice: Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Walking Tour

Discover the unparalleled beauty of the floating city of Venice with an early entrance to Doge's Palace, fast-track access to St Mark's Basilica, and a guided walking tour to Rialto Bridge. Go back in history and marvel at the creativity and sophistication of the Venetians. Get the privilege of a priority entry to Doge's Palace before the normal public. Appreciate the magnificent works of art adorning the walls of this Venetian Gothic Architectural masterpiece. Then, cross the Bridge of Sighs that connects the palace to the prisons. Next, gain skip-the-line access to St Mark’s Basilica and bask in the beauty of one of the best-known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture in the world. Get access to its rooftop to enjoy panoramic views of Venice from the top. After your visit, continue to the historical St Mark’s Square as your guide shares stories behind all the monuments that surround the gorgeous square including St Mark’s Clock Tower, St Mark’s Campanile, Correr Museum, and the Marciana National Library. Then, follow your guide on a walking tour through the narrow alleyways and bridges of Venice. Pass by iconic monuments such as the Square of Santa Maria Formosa, Square of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, The Courtyard of Million, and Square of San Borrtolomio. Finally reach the true heart of Venice, the Rialto Bridge, which crosses the Grand Canal in the midst of the town's main shopping area. Experience the hustle and bustle of the shops and feel free to indulge in some shopping or savor Venetian delicacies at the surrounding cafes and restaurants.

Venice: Masterpieces of Modern Art Tour

3. Venice: Masterpieces of Modern Art Tour

Venice: Masterpieces of Modern Art Tour Join an extraordinary experience in Venice to see the most important modern art collections in the city. Start with Ca’ Pesaro, the permanent seat of the International Gallery of Modern Art in Venice. Discover the history of this magnificent monument overlooking the Grand Canal. Learn from your guide about the remarkable collections of the Pesaro family including works by artists such as Vivarini, Carpaccio, Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and Tintoretto, as well as the most famous Venetian artists of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. See how the collection was enriched over the years by further acquisitions and donations such as the Venice Biennale with new critical ideas and unusual perspectives. Follow your guide on an efficient walk to see the masterpieces on display such as the famous The Thinker by Auguste Rodin and Giuditta II (Salomé) by Gustav Klimt together with the works of artists such as Medardo Rosso, Giacomo Balla, Adolfo Wildt, Arturo Martini, Gino Rossi, Giorgio Morandi, and Felice Casorati. Get on the Vaporetto ( water bus ) to get across the canal enjoying the grand views of Venice and have a break before the next Museum. Continue your journey of the modern art in Venice with your pre-reserved tickets to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection: one of the most important museums of European and American art of the twentieth century in Italy. Learn from your guide about Peggy Guggenheim who was a passionate collector and supporter of the arts. See the Palazzo Venier de Leon on the Grand Canal that Peggy acquired as an unfinished mid-18th century building. Marvel at works of modern art by Picasso, Pollock, and Dalí once you are inside. Spend time strolling through the Museum seeing also Picasso, Magritte, Pollock, and Calder at your own pace.

Venice: Entry to Palazzo Vendramin Grimani and Guided Tour

4. Venice: Entry to Palazzo Vendramin Grimani and Guided Tour

Discover Palazzo Vendramin Grimani, a splendid example of early Renaissance style, a privileged witness of the great history of the Serenissima, but also of the evolution of ways of living. Living historic house overlooking in the heart of Venice, Palazzo Vendramin Grimani housed noble Venetian families, lovers and promoters of the arts for more than five centuries. Former residence of Doge Pietro Grimani (1677-1752), the recently restored palazzo houses decorations and works of art honoring the collecting passion of its former owners. The temporary exhibitions that animate the palazzo confront the monumental spaces of the drawing room and the side rooms, with the colours of their plasterwork and tapestries, with the textures of the Venetian terrazzo floors, with the reflections of mirrors clouded by time, with the ceilings decorated with neoclassical frescoes, thick wooden beams or eighteenth-century stuccoes, and with the shimmering light streaming through the windows overlooking the Grand Canal.

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