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The secrets of Marco Polo’s will

Marco Polo’s manuscript was scientifically reproduced and brought back to life by Scrinium.

The secrets of Marco Polo’s will
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Italian Art and Culture

Discover and study up close an extremely rare historical document of extraordinary value that you can access during your stay to discover of one of the most beautiful cities of the world: Venice. Enjoy a unique experience in the splendid residence of Baglioni Hotel Luna, the ancient and elegant Palazzo di Venezia: in the intimacy of your Suite, admire the perfect reproduction of the will of Marco Polo dated 1323, according to the calendar that was in existence at the time in the Serenissima Republic. The will is the only historically-verified surviving trace of the existence of the greatest voyager of all time: the document, a sheepskin parchment containing the last will of Marco Polo dictated on the point of death, is also a precious testimony of his adventurous voyage in China. An expert from Scrinium will explain the manuscript to you in detail, guiding you through the documented story of the secrets hidden between the lines of the text. Ego Marcus Paulo volo et ordino – The secrets of the will of Marco Polo is the editorial project curated by the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana and by Scrinium: to ensure its conservation, the document is today removed from public consultation and brought back to life by Scrinium. Experience a special stay in Venice and don’t miss the exclusive occasion to admire up close that which today constitutes the last and rare surviving testimony of the exploits of Marco Polo.

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  • Private presentation in Suite of the will of Marco Polo by an expert from Scrinium;
  • Guided visit to the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana


  • The experience is only available if associated with a hotel booking;
  • Room type: Suites and Top Suites