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Venice Sightseeing for elderly parents

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My parents will be in Venice in late October; they will be there for 2 days. They have been there before, and they are there to catch a cruise, so they figure they will arrive 2 days early to see some sights.

They are in their 70s & 80s; have traveled extensively and very savvy, but my mom has slowed down a lot so cannot walk fast nor long. Stamina is an issue too so they told me that art galleries & art museums are not a high priority because they get worn out.

They are staying in Piazzale Roma. They will be purchasing the 48-hr vaporetto pass.

The top sights I have for them are:
Basilica San Marco
Doge's Palace (reg tour, not the secret itineraries tour)
Frari Church
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Rialto Bridge
+/- Ca Rezzonico
+/- Gallerie dell'Accademia
+/- tour of La Fenice

Questions:
1) Should I book them the "reserved access" tickets for Basilica San Marco? Their website seems to indicate that lines are very long (45-min wait?)
2) Should I book them their Doge's Palace ticket in advance (ticket valid for 3 months)? This is just a self-guided visit, correct?
3) I probably will suggest them to take the vaporetto to one or more of the islands in the Lagoon, as I don't think they have been to any of them. Which one(s) would you suggest? Torcello? Burano? Murano?
4) Vaporetto pass - I understand they need to validate it before use. Is it before every ride, or just before their first ride?
5) What else would you suggest/recommend/ NOT recommend?

Thanks!

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