The Marciana National Library of Venice is a tourist sight the cultural value of which has been acknowledged since its foundation in the early 16th century. Its true the patrimony of the library started to take shape even before the construction of its headquarters, but the building in itself is a landmark of special tourist interest. The cultural and artistic patrimony of Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana is chiefly divided in two spaces: Palazzo della Zecca (which is the main current headquarters of the library, where the reading rooms and the offices are located) and Palazzo della Libreria Sansoviniana (which is the headquarters of the old library).

It is precisely in the latter of the two palaces that the monumental rooms are located. The smart way to make the best of one’s visit to this sight is to turn to the guided tours organized by the authorities. By means of this guided tours, visitors will be introduced into the world of a spectacular array of pictorial works by Tiziano Vecellio, Paolo Veronese, and Tintoretto.

On top of that, the architectural spectacle complements a visit to Biblioteca Marciana. The palace was, thus, designed by Jacopo Sansovino, in the first half of the 16th century, its successor commissioned to carry on this task after his death being Vincenzo Scamozzi, who kept close to the designs conceived by his predecessor. An elegant array of slender columns, arcades and frescoes lie, thus, in front of any visitor who knows how to appreciate the colossal architectural patrimony of this sight. Sansovino was also the architect in charge with designing Palazzo della Zecca.

The Monumental Rooms of the Marciana National Library are an integral part of the tour of Piazza San Marco. Thus, tourists who acquire a common ticket for all the sights located here can also use this document in order to be able to visit the library.

Monumental Rooms of the Marciana National Library (Sale Monumentali della Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)
7, San Marco, 30124, Venice, Italy
0039 041 2407211
0039 041 5238803
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