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Venice: Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo Entrance Ticket

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi

Venice: Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo Entrance Ticket

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi

From US$ 8.68 per person

Get an impressive view of Venice and its network of canals from the top of the famous spiral staircase. Gaze across the rooftops to see landmark monuments and church domes.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Marvel at the external spiral staircase of the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo
  • Discover a hidden gem of Venice and admire its mix of Gothic, Renaissance and Byzantine styles
  • Get an impressive view of Venice from the arcade at the top of the stairs
Full description
Discover a masterpiece of architecture tucked away off the main streets of Venice and get stunning views with an entrance ticket to the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo. Get up close to its unique, external multiple arch spiral staircase, known as the "Scala Contarini del Bovolo" ("Of the Snail"). Take a closer look at its remarkable mix of Renaissance, Gothic and Byzantine styles, and then get an impressive view of the city rooftops. Go to the arcade at the top of the stairs and gaze down at the maze of streets and canals.
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo entry ticket

  • Who you’ll be with
    • This activity is not guided

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Please go directly to Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo. Google Maps doesn't work precisely in Venice, therefore make sure to follow the road signs to the entrance of the attraction.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • The Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo is open every day from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Last entry is at 5:30 PM. You can visit at any time within opening hours on your booked day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 542 reviews

Review summary

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Ticket purchase absolutely easy, worked great. Had previously chosen a different day, could cancel without hesitation and choose a new one. Money back immediately! Since I was nearby, already on Sunday, the gentleman at the ticket counter was just as accommodating when I asked and changed the date again, so that I had the viewing 1 day earlier.

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October 24, 2022

This is such a pleasant experience compared to the hustle and bustle of some of the other Venice attractions. For me this was worth it for; a) the feeling when you first see it as you pop out from an alley, b) for the rather clever illusional design and c) the cracking view from the terrace at the top. There was also an art exhibition on at the time we visited. Not my cup of tea, but still an added bonus. This felt a little more of a quiet and intimate experience unlike some of the bigger attractions. Much more relaxing.

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October 3, 2022

I don't give it 5 stars for a couple of reasons. The visit itself is a great pleasure, just to climb the stairs and contemplate the views is worth it. Perhaps the price is somewhat high because outside the stairs there is no room open except for one of temporary exhibitions. The other reason is that perhaps the visit could be improved by opening more rooms or lowering the price somewhat. But I repeat, the visit is of great pleasure and worth it

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July 28, 2022

Product ID: 107485