The Magic art of glassblowing and Doge's Palace skip the line guide book

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A special combo (about 3 hours) which allows you to live Venice as a real venetian! Discover the ancient techniques of the glassblowing: this unique art has made the Venetian craftmanship famous all over the word. You will see an expert artisan realize a unique glass artwork in front of your eyes. Then go to Doge Palace with special skip the line the and the guide book (in your language) to visit by yourself and at your own pace the marvelous Palace in Saint Mark’s Square. The ancient residence of the Doges!
The magic art of Glass blowing: 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.Doge Palace skip the line and guide book You will be able to visit the Doge Palace and its magnificent halls at your own pace and with the Handy guide book, in your languages, that will explain everything about the Doge Palace, The Museum Correr and 8 itineraries suggest discovering Venice in all its splendor. Your ticket allows you to enter in the Doge Palace without doing any lines. Skip the line ticket for San Marco 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.  

What’s included

  • “Skip the line” entrance ticket to the Doge’s palace and ticket valid to visit yourself the palaces around St. Mark’s Square (Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana).
  • Handy book with details of Doge’s Palace, Basilica, Saint Mark’s Square and suggestion for 7 itineraries to visit Venice. (One for each couple or one every 2 people in case of family of group)
  • Detailed map is included with public boat transportation information
  • Shared glassblowing demonstration by master artisan, in Saint Mark's Square
  • Small Glass Souvenir for every couple or family.
  • Live tour commentary of glassblowing demonstration provided in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese (the visit could be multilingual)
  • Flyer with description of the Magic Art of Glassblowing

What’s not included

  • - Hotel pick up