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Palazzo Ducale

Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 271 5911
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Tour with Optional Doge's Palace Visit
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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
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+39 041 271 5911
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the Doge's Palace and took the tour. It was amazing to see this building with its history and its art! Truly enjoyed the tour.

Thank Sondra W
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A visit to Venice is incomplete without a visit to the Doges's Palace. You will see where the governance of this powerful City State was conducted for hundreds of years! The walk over the Bridge of Sighs was a particularly compelling experience. This is a...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 22 August 2016

First up, get here early to beat waiting in lines or crushed against other tourists. This palace opens at 8.30am. Be first in line, first through it whilst everyone else is eating breakfast. You'll have the place to yourself practically and you'll be able to...More

Thank AuntyMoo
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing place to walk around, The details they were able to put in was incredible. Didn't expect the detail to be as good as it was. Prison was my best bet to see how small the cells were as well as the. The bridge of...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Everything abut he Doge's Palace is fantastic. Plan on spending quite a bit of time there. As with many of these attractions, it's best to book in advance with a guide to skip all the waiting.I highly recommend the Behind the Scenes Prison Tour, and...More

Thank Sooki22
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The Doge's Palace was the centre of Venetian political power, its aristocratic parliament, its court and the home of the Doge: the almost royal had of the Venetian Republic. The Doge was elected, but once elected would remain in power for his entire life.

Thank Vittore P
Reviewed 22 August 2016

As indicated, this is not to be missed. However, it is essential to book the tour so bite the bullet and shell out the Euros. The benefit of having the tour is the very knowledgeable guide and getting to the front of the line and...More

Thank Marc B
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Impressive place and very interezting to learn more about the history and culture of Venice! Highly recommend as a top 10 place to visit.

Thank ballerina1960
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Monumental place, worth the visit, but make sure that you book the secret tour weeks ahead, because in high season there is no way to get in otherwise.

Thank Tom1978L
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We booked this tour at the last minute and We had the most fabulous time! We had a fantastic tour guide who was very informative and was an amazing storyteller. In this tour we were taken to secret areas of the palace which is not...More

Thank CynLS
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.
23 August 2017|
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Response from wordlywise | Reviewed this property |
Always buy in advance. One less thing to waste time on
12 August 2017|
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Response from Mackcfc | Reviewed this property |
By in advance this place is so busy.