Monumental Rooms of the National Library Marciana

MONUMENTAL ROOMS OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY MARCIANA

Marciana National Library, a beautiful building designed by Jacopo Sansovino overlooking the basin of St. Mark.

The Monumental Rooms of the National Library Marciana (Library Sansoviniana) in Venice are inserted in the integrated path of the Museums of St. Mark’s Square, with a single-entry at the Museo Correr (Napoleonic Wing). You log into the palace through a noble double staircase, with a vaulted roof and domed tops. The grand hall of the library, designed to preserve the treasures of the Venetian Republic will amaze you with its beauty. On the inside you will find the valuable works of Jacopo de Barbari (magnificent bird’s eye view of Venice), Titian (Wisdom), Veronese and Tintoretto.

 The Marciana Library has activated a service of guided tours of the monumental halls of the Sansovino Library, to be carried out by reservation on Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 to 16.00. It will therefore be possible to book visits by contacting the two assistants in charge of the service, Dr. Elena De Mattia and Mrs. Mariachiara Mazzariol at the telephone no. 0412407223 on Saturday and Sunday from 9.00 to 17.00. The visit, which is free, will focus exclusively on the historic aspect of the rooms and the bibliographical materials that may be exposed there, as deposits of books are not opened to the public.

 The book heritage of the Marciana Library is available in the reading rooms of the Library (Piazza S. Marco n.7, 30124 Venice) for the purposes of study, and is also partially visible in bibliographic temporary exhibitions.