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A great experience that will bring you to know the manufacture and glassblowing art.
In front of you a glass craftsman master will create a unique item explaining the ancient phases of the production. You may feel the warmth, the smells and the sounds of the furnace and you will see the clever hands of the artisan mold the glass in front of your eyes and then, like a magic, that will be transformed in an unrepeatable object, thanks to the work of a millennial artisan culture that is handed down from one generation to another. The glassblowing art is recognized in all the world such as synonym of beauty.
You will live this experience in Saint Mark's Square in an old Glass Factory Showroom where you will see the main objects are made with glass.
At the end of your experience you will receive a little glass gift for each couple or each family, as a souvenir of this visit.
1- Skip the line ticket for San Marco Museums
2- Handy Guide Book with details of Doge’s Palace, Basilica, Saint Mark’s square.
3- Free entrance to Music Museum and ticket for Saint Mark's Square Museums.
The Doge's Palace was founded after 812 in the monumental zone of Piazza San Marco. It is a masterpiece with a distinctive style inspired by Byzantine and Oriental architecture. The Doge's Palace and the New Prison are connected via a double passageway over one of Venice's most famous bridges: the Bridge of Sighs, so called because prisoners, crossing the bridge, used to sigh at the idea of seeing Venice for the last time.
The Royal Palace - today's Museo Correr, was once the palace of the highest dignitaries in Venice: the procurators. At the far end of the square stood the Church of San Giminiano, demolished and rebuilt by Napoleon to make sumptuous salons. During Napoleon Kingdom of Italy (1805-1814), the Procuratie Nuove buildings were the Royal Palace, refurbished for Empress Elisabeth of Austria. This function continued until 1946. Today, in Correr Museum, visitors can learn about the Venetian way of life through sculpture, paintings, libraries and discover secrets of Venice's naval power.
Where can I take the handy guide book? - To BOOKSHOP MUSIC MUSEUM, in Campo San Maurizio at the Church of St. Maurizio. From Bookshop Music Museum to Doges Palaces is about 7 minutes walking distance.
When? Every day from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm (Staff of book shop speak English only)
- Handy guide book (one for each couple) with details of Doge's Palace, Basilica, Saint Mark's Square and suggestions for 7 itineraries to visit Venice. (The Doge's Palace and Palaces of Saint Mark' Square are without commentary.
- Detailed map is included with public boat transportation information.
This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace: FREE DEPOSIT INSIDE. Comfortable shoes suggested. Mobile vouchers are accepted. E For general conditions refers to our brochure "Discover Venice".