Some recent contributions of the community
Greg P. waited 15 min-- 4 months
Sébastien G. waited 5 min-- 11 months
Come in the morning, right at the opening time, before the tour groups arrive! It’s usually the best and least crowded time.
Avoid midday and weekends, the line gets much longer!
Secret Itinerary tour is highly recommended, better to book your place in advance. The tours’ starting hours are fixed, check them and other details here.
If you have a pre-booked ticket for the Palace then you can skip the queue (ticket booth queue).
Remember that spring and fall are the busiest periods in Venice (especially April and May). Winter period is the calmest.
Tips for a few days in Venice
This page will give you many tips to avoid crowds in Venice as well as crowd schedules for top tourist attractions in order to plan your visits.