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Top sights in Venice
The Doge's Palace, now a famous museum, was once the seat of power of the Venetian Republic. With its ornate Gothic facade, beautifully frescoed interiors, and gilded ceilings, it's a wonder to behold – here are five of its architectural highlights.
Filippo Calendario, the mastermind sculptor and architect, designed the gorgeous columned arcade in the palace's facade and also sculpted many of its marvellous statues.
One of Venice's most famous landmarks, this enclosed bridge was a passageway for convicts leading from the interrogation rooms inside the palace to the prisons across the canal.
Built to impress, this staircase with an opulently gilded stucco ceiling offered visitors a majestic entrance to the Doge's apartments on the upper floor.
Lavishly decorated with ornate ceilings and fireplaces, the Doge's apartments also hold a priceless collection of Renaissance paintings by the likes of Titian and Giovanni Bellini.
Designed to showcase the magnificence of the Republic, this large hall is full of artistic masterpieces, including Paradise by Tintoretto, the largest oil painting in the world.
If you want to make the most of your visit to the Doge's Palace, taking one of the tours is a good idea. Not only is it the best way to discover all about the rich history that ran its course within the walls of the palace, but it also offers access to some otherwise restricted areas. Note that some of the more popular tours may require booking in advance.
If you're over 65, don't keep it to yourself – make sure to say so when buying your ticket, you'll enjoy a €7 discount!
- When should I visit?9:00 AM - 7:00 PM on Sundays to Thursdays. Open until 8:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays
- Is it expensive?Around €16, but prices depend on the time of year.
- Will I need a guide?Recommended!
- How to get thereThe Doge's Palace can be found on St Mark's Square.
- Additional information
- Flash photography is not permitted inside the museum.
- Backpacks and other chunky items must be left outside with a clerk, free of charge.
What people are saying about Doge's Palace
This was a great way to see the beautiful Doge's palace and not have to wait in line to do it! We breezed past the line of people and walked right up to the ticket window. A must do if you are short on time!
We had been deliberating how to get a day in Venice fitted into our short trip to Lake Garda. Having used this company before searched the website and found this. Pick up in Bardolino at 8.45 we were one of the last ones and then on to Venice with a comfort break half way. It was a really well organised trip and Alex the tour guide was really knowledgeable and lovely guy. It is a really good way to see Venice in a day. There are optional tours above what is included and a gondola ride and a boat trip are fantastic and worth the additional cost.. 5 stars
The transportation pass saves you money and time standing in line to buy tickets. If you ride a couple of times, it’s actually cheaper. The skip the line for the Doge’s Palace worked great and you truly do skip the line and go right in. Highly recommend.
It’s a little confusing meeting up with your tour, but ask at the kiosk the map sends you too and they can assist you.
There were complications with the unexpected strike against the cruise ships but our guide did an excellent job getting us through the madness. I would recommend her.