"I had my dreams of Venice, but nothing that I had dreamed was as impossible as what I found." 

– Arthur Symons

The Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia (MUVE) is responsible for eleven civic museums since its foundation in 2008 and boasts an immense cultural heritage. It includes the famous Doge’s Palace at Saint Mark's Square; the neoclassic design Museo Correr that exhibits many historical collections on the institutions of the Serenissima and many Venetian paintings up to the early 1500s; the famous Torre dell Orologio; 18th-Century Art museum, Ca’Rezzonico; history of costumes and dresses, Palazzo Mocenigo; the Casa di Carlo Goldoni, a famous Venetian playwright; the international Gallery of Modern Art, Ca’ Pesaro; the gothic style Palazzo Fortuny of visual arts; the glass museum, Museo del Vetro di Murano; the lace museum, Museo del Merletto di Burano; the Natural History Museum of Venice. 

MUVE offers 3 kinds of Passes for its Museums: the St. Mark's Square museums ticket, the Museums Pass, and the Doge Palace Secret Itinerary Tour.


It includes the Doge's Palace, Museo Correr, the National Archeological Museum, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana. 

If you were to spend one day visiting just a couple of Museums in Venice, I would definitely recommend the first 2, alongside the Saint Mark Basilica.

* Valid for 3 MONTHS from the date of purchase

🏷️ FULL PRICE 25,00 €
🏷️ REDUCED PRICE 18,00 €


The museum pass incluces all the museums cited above, plus Ca’Rezzonico – Museum of the eighteenth-century Venice; Palazzo Mocenigo – Centre for the History of Textiles and Costume; the Casa di Carlo Goldoni; Ca’ Pesaro – International Gallery of Modern Art; Palazzo Fortuny; Museo del Vetro di Murano -Murano glass museum; Museo del Merletto di Burano - Burano lace museum; the Natural History Museum of Venice.

* This pass is valid for 6 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE.

🏷️ FULL PRICE 35,00 €


The ticket includes the guided tour which lasts for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, for a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 25, to the Secret Itineraries and grants access, without a guide, to the Doge’s Palace.


– in Italian at 9.30 and 11.10

– in English at 9.55, 10:45, and 11.35

– in French at 10.20 and 12.00

🏷️ FULL PRICE 20,00 €


Reduced price is for all the cases cited down below as well as THE MUSEUM OF SR MARK'S SQUARE and MUSEUM PASS, buyers/ Buyers of SECRET ITINERARIES.
* The Clock Tower Is NOT wheelchair-accessible
* The visit is allowed starting from 6 years of age
* It is NOT recommended for PREGNANT women and or for those who suffer from CLAUSTROPHOBIA

🏷️ FULL PRICE 13,00 €


Each Museum has its own opening time. For more information please click here. Major museums are closed on December 25th and January 1st.


* Kids from 6 to 14 years old

* Students from 15 to 25 years old

* Over 65

* Families. The family pack is made of at least two adults and a kid between 6 and 14 years old.

* Holders of the Rolling Venice Card and VeneziaUnica Pack

* Holders of the St. Mark’s Square Museums Tickets and Museum Pass

* Holders of the Clock Tower ticket

* I.C.O.M. members

* Children under 6 are eligible for free admittance.

* The tickets do not include any Temporary Art Show exhibited inside.

* Please note that if you are entitled to a Reduction, you will need to exhibit any kind of proof to the staff.


You can book your tickets in advance here. Remember to print the purchased voucher at home (by clicking the button print@home) and enter the museum through the reserved entrance or collect the tickets at the ticket office before entering.

If you don't want to buy the tickets online, don't go to the Doge's Palace, which is usually pretty crowded, but rather to the Museo Correr. Less waiting in line for sure!

The following museums are not included in the Venitian Civic Museums but are definitely worth mentioning.


Renovated by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana are two contemporary art museums that aim to share the love for contemporary art through the extraordinary Pinault Collection. Interestingly, once a month Palazzo Grassi - Punta della Dogana organizes an open workshop for adults and kids of 8 years of age and older, to discover the exhibitions on view.

TEL: +39 041 2401 308

ADDRESS: San Samuele 3231, 30124 Venezia, Italia

OPENING TIMES: 10.00 AM - 7.00 PM / Closed on Tuesdays / Last entrance is at 18:00.

🏷️ FULL PRICE 18,00 € + € 1,50 booking fee
🏷️REDUCED PRICE 15,00 € + € 1,50 booking fee


The Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro is an intimate art museum located just at the Ca' d'Oro stop on the Grand Canal in Venice, and it is less than 10 minutes away from our apartments. The beautiful Gothic Palace is definitely a plus!

TEL: +39 041 522 2349

EMAIL: sspsae-ve.franchetti@beniculturali.it

ADDRESS: Cannaregio 3932, 30126 VENEZIA (VE)

OPENING TIMES: Monday -9.00 - 14.00 / Tuesday to Sunday -9.00 - 19.00. Tickets sales end 30 minutes before closing. Closed on December 25th and January 1st.

🏷️ FULL PRICE 8,50 € + € 1,50 booking fee
🏷️ REDUCED PRICE 6,50 € + € 1,50 booking fee


The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is among the most important museums in Italy for European and American art of the first half of the 20th century. It is located in Peggy Guggenheim's former exquisite home, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, on the Grand Canal in Venice.

TEL: +39 041.2405.411

EMAIL: info@guggenheim-venice.it

ADDRESS: via Dorsoduro, 701, 30100 VENEZIA (VE)

OPENING TIMES: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM (Last entrance is at PM 5.00). Closed on Tuesdays. Closed on December 25th.

🏷️ OVER 65: 13,00 €
🏷️ UNDER 26: 9,00 €
🏷️ FULL PRICE: 15,00 €
🏷️ Children under 10 yrs and members are free.


The Accademia Gallery of Venice was born in 1750 when the Venetian Republic decided to give the city an Academy of painters and sculptors. Currently, it includes a huge collection of Venetian paintings from the Byzantine period, Gothic period, and it includes renowned Renaissance artists such as Bellini, Carpaccio, Giorgione, Veronese, Tintoretto, Tiziano to Giambattista Tiepolo, and so on.

TEL: +39 041 522 2247

EMAIL: ga-ave@beniculturali.it

ADDRESS: Campo della Carita, 1050, 30123 Venezia VE

OPENING TIMES: Monday - 8.15 - 14.00 (Ticket sales end at 13.00) / Tuesday to Sunday -8.15 - 19.15 (Ticket sales end at 18.15). The entrance is allowed only on the booked day and time.

🏷️ FULL PRICE 12,00 € + € 1,50 booking fee
🏷️ REDUCED PRICE 2,00 € + € 1,50 booking fee
During temporary exhibitions, the price of admission is subject to change