The “Other” Museums of St Mark’s Square

August 1, 2014

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Did you know there are mummies in St Mark’s Square? We all recognize St Mark’s Basilica and the famous Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace), but the other main buildings that surround St Mark’s Square house the more secretive Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale (National Archeological Museum) and Biblioteca Marciana (National Library of St Mark’s), and they are all definitely worth exploring. Aren’t you naturally curious to see what’s inside those buildings surrounding what may be the world’s most beautiful public space? Well, all of these museums can be visited with one ticket. See the palatial and governmental seat of Venice’s Doges along with the infamous prison from which Casanova escaped, and then move on to the far side of the square and the Napoleonic Wing with its lavish apartments and museums of treasures brought back to Venice by explorers and traders. And yes, even mummies are resting there in the archeological museum that looks down on the tourists and pigeons enjoying the square. So, go “inside” the square and become your own Venetian explorer.