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Address: Piazza San Marco | O, 31024 Venice, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 041 271 5911
08:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the building and its sculptural...

A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the building and its sculptural decoration date from various periods. The interior, with works by artists such as Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, A.Vittoria and Tiepolo, includes vast council chambers, superbly decorated residential apartments, and austere prison cells. Along the facades of the Palace run loggias that overlook St. Mark’s Square and the lagoon. The combined entrance ticket to the St. Mark’s Square Museums grants access to the Doge’s Palace, Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of Biblioteca Marciana.

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Secret Itineraries Tour was terrific!

We really enjoyed the Secret Itineraries Tour offered - we booked ahead of time and avoided the line. Very educational and we saw parts of the Palace Ducale not available to the... read more

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Maybe it's just me suffering from palace-overload, but even though the palace and its frescoes, etc were beautiful, every room looked the same so it got a bit boring. For me going through the Bridge of Sighs and into the old prison was the most interesting part. Think the entrance fee is a bit on the steep side.

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We really enjoyed the Secret Itineraries Tour offered - we booked ahead of time and avoided the line. Very educational and we saw parts of the Palace Ducale not available to the general public.

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The palace is the one and only in the world offering this unique combination of location, history and former power and glory. The doge truly knew how to live and rule the world of that time. The rooms and decorations are an absolute must see. Interesting is the contrast when visiting the Doge's palace and then crossing the Ponte dei... More 

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This visit was a delight. There are so many paintings and such architecture to be see that you will be very busy for a couple of really enjoyable hours. Don't miss the opportunity to see the view of the Bridge of Sighs from the inside looking out! A bit of Venice not to be missed.

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My family and I booked a tour for Doges' Palace. We only booked a tour to skip the line. I recommend seeing the DP, if you are in Venice. The crowds are unbelievable in the spring and summer. I have been in every season.

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Im sorry but i think venice is overated and definately overpriced. Im glad we went but there are better and more interesting cities to visit

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We had three days in Venice and elected to do just one tour while there. The Secret Itineraries Tour was a perfect fit for our family of four. We learned quite a bit. The guide made the tour far from boring which was a bonus. What made it extra special was hearing the bells of Easter ringing throughout the tour... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very worthwhile visit. For one, it is interesting to learn about Venetian architecture and the challenges of building on a lagoon. This has lead for example to floors that flex underfoot and finish in some of the flooring that is designed to give rather than crack. Also, while the gilded rooms with paintings by various masters, including... More 

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No point repeating what others have said. My main aim this time was to try and take a decent photo from inside the covered bridge of sighs. Not an easy task with all the heavy framed glazing and ornate stone work. I took four photos to show the problem and maybe one half-decent shot of the crowds outside taking external... More 

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The state rooms are on a scale you just can't imagine. The art is incredible and he English translations of the information are really helpful. Just wow!

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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