Owned by the Italian Navy, this is their most important museum in Italy. The tour begins with exhibits recalling the maritime achievements of the Serene Republic, but also of the Italian Navy and of other maritime republics of Italy.
One room is dedicated exclusively to the Bucintoro, the famous ceremonial gilded barge used by the Doge, and another to typical traditional boats of the Venetian lagoon, especially, of course, the gondola.