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St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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45 min. - 1 hr.
  • A short and sweet guided tour that covers all you need to learn about St. Mark's Basilica along with skip-the-line entry!
  • Be dazzled by golden mosaics and heavenly chapels as you peer up into the huge domes. Get an optional aerial view of Venice from the basilica's terrace.
  • Choose an expert tour guide in English, Italian, German, French or Spanish. Customize further with a 45-min or 1-hour option.
  • At St. Mark's Museum, find gold tesserae, royal fabrics like the Doge's red velvet, and even the bones of around 78 saints!
  • A short and sweet guided tour that covers all you need to learn about St. Mark's Basilica along with skip-the-line entry!
  • Be dazzled by golden mosaics and heavenly chapels as you peer up into the huge domes. Get an optional aerial view of Venice from the basilica's terrace.
  • Choose an expert tour guide in English, Italian, German, French or Spanish. Customize further with a 45-min or 1-hour option.
  • At St. Mark's Museum, find gold tesserae, royal fabrics like the Doge's red velvet, and even the bones of around 78 saints!

Inclusions

  • 45-min or 1-hour guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica with skip-the-line entry
  • Expert English, Italian, German, Spanish or French-speaking guide
  • Headsets for groups of 10+ people
  • Access to St. Mark's Museum (optional)
  • Access to the basilica terraces (optional)

Exclusions

  • Access to the Pala D'Oro
  • Tip: Head to the Treasury to see a collection of precious objects looted by the Venetians from Constantinople, along with a few art pieces by the ancient craftsmen of Venice.
  • Strict dress code: All guests must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees to enter the basilica.
  • Keep your camera tucked away – photography is strictly not allowed at the venue.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • A ramp is available at the Porta del Fiori (Door of Flowers) entrance on the left-hand side of the basilica.
  • The Museum on the upper floor of the basilica is served by both a lift and stair lifts.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Walking Tours
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Walking Tour of Venice with Priority Entry to St. Marks Basilica

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2 hr. 30 min.
Guided Tour
  • Discover the historical abundance of Venice on this immersive walking tour, led by a licensed guide.
  • This morning tour is available in English, Spanish, German, and French and allows you to traverse the length and breadth of this opulent city.
  • Get priority access with a special lane to the St. Mark's Basilica for a guided tour.
  • View masterpieces of the Byzantine art during your tour and gain seamless access to the Treasury.
  • Discover the historical abundance of Venice on this immersive walking tour, led by a licensed guide.
  • This morning tour is available in English, Spanish, German, and French and allows you to traverse the length and breadth of this opulent city.
  • Get priority access with a special lane to the St. Mark's Basilica for a guided tour.
  • View masterpieces of the Byzantine art during your tour and gain seamless access to the Treasury.

Inclusions

  • Shared guided walking tour with commentary by a qualified guide
  • Skip the line: Shared guided tour of the Basilica
  • Visit to the Basilica's terrace and St. Mark's Museum
  • Audio receiver devices included in groups over 10 people
  • The Basilica is a house of worship and therefore, appropriate clothing is recommended (shorts and tank tops will not be allowed). Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Venice Icons: St. Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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1 hr. 30 min. - 2 hr. 30 min.
  • Walk through the most legendary Venetian neighborhoods and tour St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace, all with an expert guide.
  • Don't waste time in queues and discover biblical sculptures and geometric marble inlays within the 5-domed basilica of St. Mark.
  • Understand the political relevance of the Doge's Palace as you admire artworks like Federico Zuccari's Barbarossa kisses the Pope's foot in lavish rooms like the Great Council Chamber.
  • Enjoy dedicated attention in your preferred language – choose between an English, Italian, German, Spanish or French-speaking guide.
  • Your exploration doesn't just stop there! This ticket also gives you access to treasures of the Biblioteca Marciana and the Archaeological Museum.
  • Walk through the most legendary Venetian neighborhoods and tour St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace, all with an expert guide.
  • Don't waste time in queues and discover biblical sculptures and geometric marble inlays within the 5-domed basilica of St. Mark.
  • Understand the political relevance of the Doge's Palace as you admire artworks like Federico Zuccari's Barbarossa kisses the Pope's foot in lavish rooms like the Great Council Chamber.
  • Enjoy dedicated attention in your preferred language – choose between an English, Italian, German, Spanish or French-speaking guide.
  • Your exploration doesn't just stop there! This ticket also gives you access to treasures of the Biblioteca Marciana and the Archaeological Museum.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace with skip-the-line entry
  • Expert English, Italian, German, Spanish or French-speaking guide
  • Headsets for groups of 10+ people
  • Access to Museo Correr
  • Access to the Archaeological Museum
  • Access to Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana
  • Both venues are wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.

St. Mark's Basilica

  • Tip: Try spotting designs of foxes, peacocks, doves, roosters and rhinoceros in the marble inlays while you’re walking around St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Strict dress code: All guests must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees to enter the basilica.
  • Keep your camera tucked away – photography is strictly not allowed at the venue.
  • A ramp is available at the Porta del Fiori (Door of Flowers) entrance on the left-hand side of the basilica.
  • The Museum on the upper floor of the basilica is served by both a lift and stair lifts.

Doge's Palace

  • Tip: Keep an eye out for the statues of Poseidon and Mars at the Staircase of the Giants in Doge's Palace.
  • Shutterbugs, take note: Flash photography, tripods, selfie sticks, and any type of commercial photography is a no-go inside the venue.
  • Please note that the Secret Itineraries, Prisons and Armory are not wheelchair accessible.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Venice Walking Tour with St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace Guided Tour

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3 hr. 30 min.
Guided Tour
  • Stroll through the Serenissima Republic, experiencing the quaint charm of the city with the expert narration of a professional guide.
  • Explore every inch of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace as your guide explains the historical relevance of the alluring structures in a language of your choice.
  • With the English tour, you can even set off on a gondola ride through the enchanting canals of Venice.
  • It doesn't end there! Witness renowned Venetian glass-blowing in a 20-minute demonstration at St. Mark’s Square for free, if you select a morning slot.
  • Stroll through the Serenissima Republic, experiencing the quaint charm of the city with the expert narration of a professional guide.
  • Explore every inch of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace as your guide explains the historical relevance of the alluring structures in a language of your choice.
  • With the English tour, you can even set off on a gondola ride through the enchanting canals of Venice.
  • It doesn't end there! Witness renowned Venetian glass-blowing in a 20-minute demonstration at St. Mark’s Square for free, if you select a morning slot.

Inclusions

  • 1-hour shared walking tour of Venice
  • Guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace with skip-the-line entry
  • Expert English, Italian, German, Spanish or French-speaking guide
  • Headsets for groups of 10+ people
  • Access to Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale & Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
  • Complimentary glass craftsman demonstration (9am slots only)
  • 30-minute gondola ride (optional)
  • Tip: It is recommended that customers who are not familiar with Venice give themselves ample time to find the meeting points mentioned in their voucher.
  • Both venues are wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.

St. Mark's Basilica

  • Strict dress code: All guests must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees to enter the basilica.
  • Keep your camera tucked away – photography is strictly not allowed at the venue.
  • A ramp is available at the Porta del Fiori (Door of Flowers) entrance on the left-hand side of the basilica.
  • The Museum on the upper floor of the basilica is served by both a lift and stair lifts.

Doge's Palace

  • Shutterbugs, take note: Flash photography, tripods, selfie sticks, and any type of commercial photography is a no-go inside the venue.
  • Please note that the Secret Itineraries, Prisons and Armory are not wheelchair accessible.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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St. Mark's Basilica Guided Tour with Gondola Ride

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2 hr.
  • Tick off 2 bucket list experiences in Venice at once! Follow an expert guide through St. Mark's Basilica, then catch a famous water taxi.
  • Dive right in with skip the line access to St. Mark's Basilica, as your guide helps unveil its dazzling gold mosaics in the language of your choice.
  • Soak in the charm of Venice with a leisurely half hour gondola ride along the Grand Canal and smaller waterways near the Salute Basilica.
  • Marvel at architectural wonders like La Fenice Theatre, and the Murano glass mosaics of Palazzo Barbarigo inspired by St. Marks' Basilica!
  • Enjoy a leisurely break between the 2 tours to explore the city, indulge in local delicacies, or simply soak up the Venetian vibes.
  • Tick off 2 bucket list experiences in Venice at once! Follow an expert guide through St. Mark's Basilica, then catch a famous water taxi.
  • Dive right in with skip the line access to St. Mark's Basilica, as your guide helps unveil its dazzling gold mosaics in the language of your choice.
  • Soak in the charm of Venice with a leisurely half hour gondola ride along the Grand Canal and smaller waterways near the Salute Basilica.
  • Marvel at architectural wonders like La Fenice Theatre, and the Murano glass mosaics of Palazzo Barbarigo inspired by St. Marks' Basilica!
  • Enjoy a leisurely break between the 2 tours to explore the city, indulge in local delicacies, or simply soak up the Venetian vibes.

Inclusions

  • 1-hour guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica with skip-the-line entry
  • Expert English, Italian, Spanish, German or French-speaking guide
  • 30-minute shared gondola ride in Venice
  • Tip: Stop in at a local trattoria for an authentic Venetian Lunch, try local favourites like risotto al nero di seppia (black squid ink risotto) or fritto misto (mixed fried seafood).

St. Mark's Basilica

  • Strict dress code: All guests must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees to enter the basilica.
  • Keep your camera tucked away – photography is strictly not allowed at the venue.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • A ramp is available at the Porta del Fiori (Door of Flowers) entrance on the left-hand side of the basilica.
  • The Museum on the upper floor of the basilica is served by both a lift and stair lifts.

Venice Gondola Ride

  • Seating arrangements within a gondola may vary for balance and safety reasons, it may not be possible to sit next to your partner.
  • The gondola ride is not accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Please note that the tour may not operate under exceptional high tide conditions or during religious functions at the basilica. In the event of cancellation, your tour will either be rescheduled or refunded for your convenience.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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St. Mark's Basilica Night Tour with Optional Doge's Palace

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1 hr. 30 min. - 3 hr.
  • Set out on a special 1.5-hour night tour of St. Mark's Basilica, along with an English-speaking local guide, away from the bustling crowds.
  • Marvel at the 43,000 sq. ft. of golden mosaics and the exquisite Pala d'Oro altarpiece, adorned with about 2,000 gems, illuminated in the night.
  • Engage with your guide's storytelling, offering insights into the church's history as you descend into the Crypt, housing the relics of St. Mark.
  • Explore the Bell Tower, offering panoramic views of Venice, and the legendary Marciana Library, showcasing priceless manuscripts and artworks.
  • Opt for an upgrade to explore Doge's Palace, a magnificent architectural marvel and symbol of Venetian political power and rich history.
  • Set out on a special 1.5-hour night tour of St. Mark's Basilica, along with an English-speaking local guide, away from the bustling crowds.
  • Marvel at the 43,000 sq. ft. of golden mosaics and the exquisite Pala d'Oro altarpiece, adorned with about 2,000 gems, illuminated in the night.
  • Engage with your guide's storytelling, offering insights into the church's history as you descend into the Crypt, housing the relics of St. Mark.
  • Explore the Bell Tower, offering panoramic views of Venice, and the legendary Marciana Library, showcasing priceless manuscripts and artworks.
  • Opt for an upgrade to explore Doge's Palace, a magnificent architectural marvel and symbol of Venetian political power and rich history.

Inclusions

  • Exclusive access ticket for St. Mark's Basilica (after closing)
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Headset
  • Entry to Doge's Palace (optional)
  • On certain days, there may be a short break between the visit to the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica (never more than 1 hour). This may extend the overall length of the tour.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Doge's Palace Guided Tour

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50 min. - 1 hr. 15 min.
  • An in-depth experience of the Doge's Palace awaits on this expertly crafted tour in the language of your choice.
  • Walk through opulent gold-ceiling rooms as you hear their unbelievable stories – like the Council of Ten Chamber that used to house Venice's secret police!
  • Look out for detailed sculptures that adorn the façade, like Noah's Drunkenness by Filippo Calendario, and Adam and Eve by Antonio Rizzo.
  • Short on time and want to maximize value? Select the express guided tour option to explore hidden chambers and uncover dark conspiracies.
  • After your tour, explore the 3 museums in St. Mark's Square on your own: Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.
  • An in-depth experience of the Doge's Palace awaits on this expertly crafted tour in the language of your choice.
  • Walk through opulent gold-ceiling rooms as you hear their unbelievable stories – like the Council of Ten Chamber that used to house Venice's secret police!
  • Look out for detailed sculptures that adorn the façade, like Noah's Drunkenness by Filippo Calendario, and Adam and Eve by Antonio Rizzo.
  • Short on time and want to maximize value? Select the express guided tour option to explore hidden chambers and uncover dark conspiracies.
  • After your tour, explore the 3 museums in St. Mark's Square on your own: Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Doge's Palace with skip-the-line entry
  • English, German, French, Spanish or Italian-speaking guide
  • Headsets
  • Access to Museo Correr
  • Access to Archaeological Museum
  • Access to Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana
  • Express 'mysteries and secrets' guided tour of Doge's Palace (optional)
  • Tip: Capture stunning views of the Grand Canal from the palace's balconies, offering a unique perspective of Venice's iconic waterways.
  • Shutterbugs, take note: Flash photography, tripods, selfie sticks, and any type of commercial photography is a no-go inside the venue.
  • Please note that the Secret Itineraries, Prisons and Armoury are not accessible by wheelchair and pram/stroller.
  • Ramps and elevators are available at the venue for easy access.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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  • Enjoy unlimited boat rides around Venetian islands and visit 3 notable museums. Plus gain fast-track access to Doge’s Palace with this all-in-one pocket-friendly combo.
  • Embrace Venice's charm via a 24-hour hop-on hop-off boat tour. With frequent boat services, navigate through the lagoon at your own pace, accessing nearly 120 landmarks.
  • Dive deep into local tales with a multilingual audio guide as you sail. From the Crooked Bell Tower to St. Mark’s Square, every stop reveals a new facet of Venetian history.
  • Explore Venice’s art and history at Museo Correr, Archaeological Museum, and Biblioteca Marciana’s Monumental Rooms with the 3 museum pass.
  • Get skip-the-line access to Doge’s Palace, once home to the Doge of Venice and a symbol of Venetian majesty and power.
  • Enjoy unlimited boat rides around Venetian islands and visit 3 notable museums. Plus gain fast-track access to Doge’s Palace with this all-in-one pocket-friendly combo.
  • Embrace Venice's charm via a 24-hour hop-on hop-off boat tour. With frequent boat services, navigate through the lagoon at your own pace, accessing nearly 120 landmarks.
  • Dive deep into local tales with a multilingual audio guide as you sail. From the Crooked Bell Tower to St. Mark’s Square, every stop reveals a new facet of Venetian history.
  • Explore Venice’s art and history at Museo Correr, Archaeological Museum, and Biblioteca Marciana’s Monumental Rooms with the 3 museum pass.
  • Get skip-the-line access to Doge’s Palace, once home to the Doge of Venice and a symbol of Venetian majesty and power.

Inclusions

24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour of Venice

  • 24-hour unlimited HOHO pass
  • Audio guide in 5 languages
  • Glass-making show in Murano

Venice 3 Museums Pass

  • Skip-the-line access to Doge’s Palace
  • Museo Correr
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana

Exclusions

24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour of Venice

  • Entry to landmarks
  • Hotel transfers

Line A

  • First boat: 9am from Santa Lucia
  • Last boat: 6pm from Tronchetto
  • Frequency: Approx every 1 hour
  • Popular stops: St. Mark’s Square, San Giorgio Basilica, Biennale Gardens

Line B

  • First boat: 9:30am from Punta Sabbioni
  • Last boat: 5:30pm from Burano
  • Frequency: Approx every 1 hour
  • Popular stops: St. Mark’s Square, Coast of Cavallino Treporti, Vignole vineyards.

Please click here for a detailed map and its boarding points.

24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour of Venice

  • Tip: Try finding the 2 lovers streetlamps in Murano as legend has it that anyone who finds these will be lucky in love for an entire year.
  • The audio guide is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German and can be downloaded on both iOS and Android devices.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility.

Venice 3 Museums Pass

  • Guests get to visit multiple museums with the same ticket. The pass is valid for 3-6 months from the date of purchase, and after the first usage, it is valid for consecutive days and not for random 24-hour periods. For instance, with the 2-day pass, if you first use your pass on a Monday, it is then valid on the following Tuesday. The pass expires at midnight.
  • Admission to DOGE'S PALACE is valid ONLY for the date selected at the time of purchase.
  • The Venice Museum Pass will get you skip-the-line access to Doge's Palace.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
VeniceSt. Mark's Square

St.Mark's Square | About

St. Mark Square, the heart of the floating city, in Italian colloquial language is also known as the Piazza San Marco. It is the biggest and most impressive square in the city and acts as a tourist magnet for Venice.

As coined by Napoleon, it is "the drawing room of Europe" and gets its name inspiration from the stellar Basilica San Marco or St Mark’s Basilica, situated on the east end of the square. The Basilica di San Marco and its flurry of magnificent domes and arches are located on the square's fourth side, and other significant arcades and state-of-the-art buildings encircle the square's other three sides.

Why Visit St Mark's Square?

St Mark's Square

Find yourself amidst stunning buildings: St. Mark's Square is surrounded by magnificent architecture on all sides. The Doge’s Palace, the Bell Tower, and the Basilica San Marco are a few of the area's prominent attractions.

Do some café hopping: Caffe Florian and Caffe Quadri, the two famous cafés on the square, offer plenty of old-world charm and are the best places to soak up the ambiance of Venice.

Soak in some breathtaking views from the Campanile di San Marco: The brick Campanile di San Marco is the tallest structure in Venice, at 98.6 metres high.

Spot Horses & Lions: Visitors are likely to notice the four splendid bronze horses, known as the Cavalli di San Marco in Italian on the exterior of Saint Mark's Basilica.

Your St Mark's Square Tickets Explained

Why Book St Mark's Square Tickets Online?


Cut down on waiting time:
By purchasing tickets online, you can omit the hassle of queuing up outside the attraction and enjoy your tour without having to wait.

Safe reservations: You don't have to be concerned about missing your chance to visit the attraction because online reservations are made in advance to avoid overlapping of schedules. Your space will be reserved.

Fantastic Discounts: Online reservations provide fantastic savings on a range of experiences. Also, there are extras like guided tours and audio guides in many languages to make your visit unique and unforgettable.

Convenience: You do not have to worry about losing your ticket as it is in your phone, unlike the physical paper tickets.

What To See At St Mark's Square?

Doge’s Palace

Doge’s Palace

The Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale), a stunning Gothic building facing the Venetian lagoon, is situated next to St. Mark's Basilica. The Doge's Palace houses numerous works of art by famous artists like Bellini, Carpaccio, Veronese, and Titian. Your breath will be taken away by the Scala d'Oro in Sansovino, which is made of gold, and Tintoretto's enormous oil painting in the Sala del Maggior Consiglio will definitely entrance you.

St Mark’s Basilica

St Mark’s Basilica

St. Mark's Basilica, one of the city's most well-known churches, is a premier example of renowned Italo-Byzantine architecture. St. Mark's Basilica contains more than 85,000 square feet of mosaic, the majority of it in gold, and the effect is nothing short of magnificent. Since this basilica is one of St. Mark's Square's key draws, you may anticipate crowds there at all times of the year.

St Mark’s Campanile

St Mark’s Campanile

With a height of 98.6 metres, the well-known Campanile or Venetian Bell Tower is the tallest structure in Venice. Once a lighthouse, the tower now serves as the city's emblem and is referred to as "El Paron de Casa" (Lord of the house). St. Mark's Campanile, provides the greatest views of the city and its lagoon.

Plan Your Visit to St Mark's Square

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Getting There
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St Mark's Square

Opening Hours: 9:30 - 17:15.

  • Sundays and other holy days of obligation have an entry time after 2 PM. Check the schedule before going because Sundays and holidays have fewer hours.
  • Admission is free, but privilege passes can be purchased online for a modest fee to bypass the entrance lines.
  • From 9:30 to 17:00, the museum, the golden altar, and the treasure are also accessible. From 9:30 until 21:15, the Campanile is open (Last admission: 20:45).
St Mark's Square

Address- P.za San Marco, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy

  • By Ferry- If Rialto Bridge is your starting point, begin walking towards Rialto "B" jetty through Riva del Ferro and Riva del Carbon. The distance is only three minutes. Take a Line 1 ferry operated by ACTV S.p.A. and get out at the "F" stop for S. Marco-San Zaccaria. At Riva Degli Schiavoni, turn left after continuing to walk straight. 380 metres separate the ferry stop from St. Mark's Square. To get to St. Mark's Square if you're coming from Piazzale Roma, board water bus routes 1 or 51, or 2.
  • By Train- Train service connects Venice to other significant Italian cities. Santa Lucia, the closest train station, is three minute drive from Piazzale Roma. After you arrive at the train station, you must take the water-bus line to your destination.
  • By Car- From nearby cities like Verona or Padua, you can go to Venice. To reach Piazzale Roma, take the SR11 route. To get to St. Mark's Basilica, park your car in the permitted parking area and take the water bus.
St Mark's Square

There are 118 bridges linking the islands of Venice's floating metropolis. St. Mark's Square, known as "Europe's most beautiful drawing room" by Napoleon, is the centre of Venice.

It's quite possibly the world's most stunning open-aired square. The Basilica di San Marco, which is encircled on all four sides, inspired the name of the square.

St Mark's Square
  • Book tickets online well in advance
  • Opt for priority passes or skip-the-line tickets
  • Get combo deals and enjoy two experiences at the same time.
  • To dodge the crowd, plan your visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon by booking After-Hour tours
  • Go for guided tours and reserve your place in advance
St Mark's Square
  • Toilets
  • Cafeteria
  • Info desk
  • Audio guides
  • Baby pit-stop
  • Cloakroom
  • Elevator
  • ATM
St Mark's Square
  • The Porta dei Fiori, which has a ramp, allows wheelchair users and anyone with physical limitations to enter the Basilica and obtain access to the Treasury.
  • Both an elevator and stair lifts are available to access the Museum, which is on the upper floor of the Basilica.
  • The visitors can contact a staff member at the Square for any assistance.
St Mark's Square
  • It is forbidden to drop or leave trash in public areas or in the Square.
  • In order to avoid unnecessarily slowing down the flow of traffic, it's also crucial to avoid stopping too long in the street or on a bridge.
  • On benches, in public spaces, or close to monuments, it is prohibited to lie down.
  • Swimming in Venice's canals is prohibited. The San Marco basin is also affected by this.
  • It is forbidden to feed the pigeons that are still circling St. Mark's Square. Fines may be imposed on those who break the rules.
  • Keep your tickets handy as you may be asked to show them at any time.
  • Do not touch the works of art or deface and soil the walls of the Church, Palace, and other attractions of the Square.
  • Avoid talking loudly on the phone and ensure you are not disturbing others
St Mark's Square

1. Island of Burano: Located in the northern Venetian Lagoon, this gorgeous island, Island of Burano, is well known for its vibrantly coloured fisherman's shacks and neighbourhood food stands providing seafood from the lagoon.

2. Scuola Grande di San Rocco: Scuola Grande di San Rocco, an art museum located in Venice, northern Italy, features more than 60 works of art by renowned artist Tintoretto and his son Domenico.

3.Museo Leonardo da Vinci: As the name suggests, this interactive museum features works of art by Leonardo Da Vinci, a famously creative individual. The anatomical studies, interactive devices, and multimedia exhibits at the Leonardo da Vinci Museum provide each visitor with a distinctive experience.

4. Peggy Guggenheim Collection - In Venice, this modern art gallery is located on the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro district. Peggy Guggenheim's collection of masterpieces from the 20th century, which includes works in the styles of Cubism, Surrealism, and Abstract Expressionism, by contemporary artists like Picasso, Pollock, and Calder draws tourists from all over the world.

Visitor's Tips

  • Begin your sightseeing of the Piazza early in the morning to avoid the rush in peak season.
  • While packing, have your travel umbrella with you when you are in Venice, regardless of the season. It can rain any moment.
  • Feeding pigeons is not permitted here, and violators may face fines of up to €200.
  • Purchase skip the line tickets to avoid waiting in line and gain immediate access to the most popular attractions.
  • Purchasing your tickets online are additional ways to save time and take advantage of all that Venice has to offer.
  • Avoid wearing heels or other uncomfortable footwear, and dress comfortably as you will have to walk a significant amount between museums.
  • Always have water with you and stay hydrated.

Frequently Asked Questions on St Mark's Square Ticket

Q. Are St Mark's Square tickets available online?

A. Yes, St Mark's Square tickets are available online and it is recommended to book the tickets in advance to avoid long queues.

Q. Can I purchase St Mark's Square tickets in advance?

A. Entry to Venice's Square is free. However, to skip the entrance queue you can buy privilege tickets in advance. You can easily cut down on waiting time, ensure your spot is booked, and avail great deals on advance bookings.

Q. What are the different types of tickets to St. Mark’s Square?

A. You get to choose from a wide range of options from Skip the line tickets, and fast-track tickets to guided tours, combo tours and walking tour tickets depending upon your preference and requirement.

Q. How much do St Mark's Square tickets cost?

A. Entry to St. Mark’s Square is free of cost. Tickets are available for the other attractions at the Square like the Palace, and St Mark’s Basilica. The cost of tickets ranges from €20 TO €123.

Q. Do St Mark's Square tickets include skip-the-line access?

A. St. Mark’s Square’s entry is free of cost. However, given it’s the prime attraction in Venice, you can purchase a privilege pass the beat the long queue at the entrance of the Square.

Q. Can I cancel my tickets to St Mark's Square?

A. You can cancel the tickets and obtain a full refund up to 24 hours before the activity starts.

Q. How long are my St Mark's Square tickets valid?

A. Once booked, you get instant confirmation and the tickets are valid for 2 hours.

Q. What is the best way to buy tickets to St Mark's Square?

A. Buy the tickets online in advance to get great deals and add-on benefits like guided tours and audio guides in many languages.

Q. What is St Mark's Square known for?

A. St. Mark's Square is known for stunning architecture, domes, and magnificent arcades. St Mark's Basilica. Doge's Palace, Correr Museum, St Mark's Museum, St Mark's Bell Tower, Caffe Florian, and Caffe Quadri are some of the highlights of St. Mark’s Square.

Q. What are the St Mark's Square opening hours?

A. St. Mark’s Square is open for visitors all year round. The St. Mark's Basilica is open from 9:30 till 17:15 every day. Entry is only permitted after 2:00 PM on Sundays and other obligatory holy days. Weekends and holidays have shorter hours, so be sure to check the schedule before you go.

Q. What is the best time to visit St. Mark's Square?

A. Early morning or late noons when the crowd is less are the best times to visit St. Mark’s Square to explore the attractions at your own pace.

Q. Is the St Mark's Square wheelchair-accessible?

A. Ramps are built in the Square to ensure wheelchair users and anyone with physical impairments can enter the Basilica through the Porta dei Fiori and gain access to the Treasury. In addition to the ramps, elevators, and stair lifts make wheelchair accessibility easier.