FAQ

How do I book a seat?

You can make a reservation by clicking on the Book now buttons. You may also book over the phone, by calling us on this number: +39 340 97 17 272 (9 am – 7.30 pm CET).

Are seats numbered? How do I choose my seat?

It is not possible to book seats as they are not numbered; however, you can choose your seat as soon as you have submitted your application form at the front desk.

In order to enter Musica a Palazzo, I will have to fill in a form and purchase a membership card, could I have further information about this?

Musica a Palazzo is a cultural association, therefore you need to be a member to participate to its activities. You can become a member by filling in an application form and subsequently you will receive your membership card. The cost of the membership card is 85 euro per person.

When do I have to fill in the form?

It is necessary to fill in the form before you can participate in any of the Musica a Palazzo activities; it can be filled in at the entrance, although we recommend you to do it in advance, in order to avoid long queues; it is possible to fill in the form that will be sent to you attached to the confirmation of your booking. You can also download the form from this link.

Will my personal data be communicated to third parties?

Absolutely not. Your personal data will only be stored in the Musica a Palazzo members’ register.

Are there any discounts for students and people over the age of 65?

Unfortunately, as this is a membership card, we are unable to apply any discounts other than for children under the age of 15: in this case, the cost of the membership card is reduced to € 30.

What time does Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto open?

Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto will open its doors for the evening performances from 8 pm to 8.30 pm.
Our performances generally end by 10.30 pm. As for matinee performances, you can visit the News section of the website, where you will find dates and times of our conferences, meetings and seminars

Is it possible to have the libretto of the opera that I have booked?

You can purchase the Italian-English libretto of the opera at the palace entrance.

Is it possible to take photos during the performance?

No, we kindly ask you to not take photos or videos during the performance itself because it could disturb our musicians and other guests. You may take photos in the halls but only before and after the performance, and during the intervals.

What is the recommended dress code?

The recommended dress code is evening casual. Formal clothing is recommended but not compulsory.

Where is it possible for me to have dinner before or after the performance?

In the area surrounding Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto and in Campo Santo Stefano (in the direction of Accademia) you will find plenty of excellent restaurants and traditional Venetian “osterie” (taverns). If you wish to have dinner after the evening performance – that generally ends by 10.30 pm – we recommend you call the restaurant you have chosen in order to check their kitchen closing times. Nearby restaurants include La Caravella, il Ristorante al Giglio, A Beccafico, however, if you fancy just a quick snack, you could go to the American bar Tarnowska.

How to reach Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto

Musica a Palazzo is located in Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto, the main façade of which overlooks the Grand Canal, alongside the “Giglio” vaporetto (waterbus) stop. It can be accessed from the mainland, from Fondamenta Duodo or Barbarigo, S. Marco 2504, Venice. Get Google Map direction adding your position at this link.

How to reach Venice by car

If you arrive by car, you can park in one of the private car parks in Piazzale Roma or Piazzale del Tronchetto, from there you can take the line 1steamboat (vaporetto). The car park stays open all night,  so you won’t have any problem picking up your car after the performance (although we recommend you call the your parking facility to check its closing time).

Arriving by steamboat (vaporetto)

If you wish to arrive by steamboat (vaporetto), you need to reach the “Santa Maria del Giglio” stop on line 1. Once you arrive at your stop, turn left as soon as you can and cross the bridge on your left to reach the Fondamenta Duodo or Barbarigo. Line 1 stops at all major Venice tourist attractions: San Marco (S. Zaccaria stop), Rialto, Accademia, Piazzale Roma and Ferrovia. If you don’t have an Imob card (only for residents of Venice and the surrounding areas), the prices of a 60-minute ticket is 7€. The steamboats run all night, so you won’t have any problems to going back to your accommodation after the performance.

Arriving by taxi

In case you prefer taking a taxi, you can book one by phoning +39 041 5222303, or via the Consorzio Motoscafi Venezia website. In order to reach Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto, ask your taxi driver to take you to rio De Santa Maria del Giglio, alongside the Santa Maria del Giglio pier and dock underneath the porticoes by the Locanda Barbarigo.