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Palazzo Ducale

Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 271 5911
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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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Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 271 5911
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

We spent a whole afternoon in awe of the architecture and history of the place. Every room was brilliant, the armoury etc was such an eye opener! Bridge of Sighs was chilling, just imagining the history of the place, and thinking the old cliches, if...More

Thank j0j02212
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This historic site is a must-see. We had a tour early in the morning which is the best time to go as the crowds come in later. The main rooms are all connected and you can marvel at the huge frescoes in each room. We...More

Thank LSkye
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Book before you go to avoid queues, The paintings are remarkable and photos are allowed but no flash.

Thank jim r
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Good insight into the differences between the rich & poor prisoners in Venice. Get to see Casanova's prison quarters & learn about how his original escape plan was discovered & how he eventually managed to escape. Also get to see the rooms where secret documents...More

Thank Darleyowl
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We visited on a Sunday morning when it was not so busy. It is an impressive building full of eloborate architechture and paintings. The prison is in stark contrast and gave you an insight into the living conditins of thiose who fell foul of the...More

Thank EddieJH
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Ok, I have to say that this palace is beyond our expectations. It is super gorgeous and luxurious, yet also has a hidden dark place that you would not have expected to see in a place like this. You will be impressed for sure. I...More

Thank Nicole X
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We visited the Doges' palace as part of a Walks of Italy tour (St. Marks' Basilica and Doges' Palace). The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, and we learned much more on the tour than we would have had we gone on our own. Very cool...More

Thank WesternAdventurers
Reviewed 14 August 2016

A very interesting palace. Having queued for 45 minutes and another 10 for the audio guide I was told I could not hire it without id. I offered my purse with all my cash and credit cards but to no avail. I was most disappointed...More

Thank Jacqueline M
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Magnificent structure! This was the home & offices of the leaders of Veneto. Beautiful rooms of wood paneling & historic fireplaces. Frescos depict the ruling class. From the Doge you can visit the prison by going thru the bridge of sighs which was the last...More

Thank Maria Z
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Wonderful insight into Italian History. The paintings and decorations on the ceilings are a must watch. Please budget at least 3 to 4 hours to cover the entire palace.

Thank Vijayraghavan
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
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11 September 2017|
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Response from melissa404040 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if you would be able to visit the entire palace but just to go in the square within in palace is quite beautiful and would be worth visiting.
24 August 2017|
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Response from wordlywise | Reviewed this property |
Always buy in advance. One less thing to waste time on
13 August 2017|
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Response from Mackcfc | Reviewed this property |
By in advance this place is so busy.