It is not only a library that has valuable examples of Byzantine and Venetian bound books, as well as illuminated manuscripts, early printed books and illuminated codes, but also a museum. Its building was designed by Jacopo Sansovino, constructed during 1537 to 1553, with work on frescoes and other decorations continuing until 1560. In 1588, Vincenzo Scamozzi finalized the construction of the other five bays after Sansovino's death, still to Sansovino's design, next to the Zeccca, Sansovino's building for the Venetian mint, now integrated in the Marciana Library. On show, important works by Tiziano Vecellio, Paolo Veronese and Tintoretto.
Meeting point: at the entrance to the Monumental Rooms of the Marciana Library in the integrated tour of St. Mark's Museums (entrance from the Correr Museum)
Monday thru Friday: guided tours only by appointment by contacting Dr Mariachiara Mazzariol directly : ph. 041.2407238 (office hours) firstname.lastname@example.org
*Guided Tours are subject to change, so please check the official website
Sunday:the security staff on duty will provide information on the building, its history and works of art:
- From November 1st to March 31st (Winter): 10.30, 12, 3 p.m.
- from April 1st to October 31st (Summer): 10.30, 12, 2.30 p.m.
Reservations are not needed
Every second Sunday of the month a special in-depth look at aspects of the Sansovino's Rooms at 10.30 and 12.
Information: ph. 041.2407238 (office hours) or by writing to: