Join a group to tap the expertise of guides. Most of Venice’s 10 civic museums, including the Palazzo Ducale and Museo Correr, run guided group tours for groups between four and 25 people. Check out the web page for each individual museum for details. Alternatively, Walks of Italy, Context Travel and Veneto Inside run a range of guided tours to the major sights and the Basilica di San Marco. The only way to visit Piazza San Marco’s historic clocktower, the Torre dell’Orologio, is to sign-up for a pre-arranged tour (children must be over 6 years old) and the entry ticket to Teatro La Fenice, Venice’s legendary Opera House, includes a multi-lingual audio tour. Likewise, visits to the old monastery that now houses the Fondazione Giorgio Cini are by pre-arranged tours only. Book via their website. The tourist office can also set you up with authorised guides.
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