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The Doge’s Palace - Morning

Codice Tour: T2
Id Tour: 2

Cultural visit to the interiors of the Doge's Palace and subsequent access to the Prisons, passing over the Bridge of Sighs.


The Doge's Palace is the most important example of Gothic architecture in the city of Venice. The Palace's interior is accessed by passing through the Porta del Frumento (Corn Door) which overlooks the Venetian Lagoon. The political and administrative life of the city of Venice took place in this Palace since, as the residence of the Doge, it was a governmental seat, a court of Justice and a symbol of the power of the Republic of Venice.



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As the former home of the Venetian Doges and the Venetian Magistracy, the Palace was founded after 812, repeatedly struck by fires and consequently rebuilt, and has accompanied the history of the Republic of Venice from its infancy to its fall: once Venice was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy and this building was placed under the jurisdiction of the latter, it became a museum and has been preserved in this last role up to today, housing the Civic Museum of the Doge's Palace.

The visit to the Doge's Palace begins at the entrance to the inner courtyard surrounded by monumental facades and a colonnade of Gothic architectural tradition. After taking in the atmosphere of the internal garden, you can go up to the first floor via the wonderfully captivating Giant's staircase, a work of art halfway between architecture and sculpture built with huge blocks of marble, in which the figures of Mars and Neptune have been reproduced by the famous sculptor Jacopo Sansovino.

You can also admire the hall in which The Great Council of Venice met to orchestrate the most important political and administrative decisions, taking in the walls of the magnificent Sala del Maggior Consiglio (Grand Council Hall). Finally, to conclude the visit, you will have the opportunity to explore the prisons of the Republic of Venice via the striking Bridge of Sighs, which, built above the canal that laps against the walls of the prison, offers an incredible view of the lagoon overlooking the sea, against whose horizon the profile of Giudecca is silhouetted.



  • Departure from St Mark's Square, brief description of the history of the main monuments: St Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace, the Bell Tower, the Clock Tower and the Procuratie;
  • Arrival at Santa Maria Formosa with description of the "Campo", which is amongst the most famous in Venice;
  • Continue to Campo San Giovanni e San Paolo - the "Pantheon" of Venice with an account of the great Scuole di Carità (charitable institutions) and the dwelling places of the Captains of fortune;
  • Arrival at the House of Marco Polo and the Malibran Theatre - with a narrative of ancient and recent history which overlap in this marvellous corner of Venice;
  • Return to St Mark's through the Mercerie, the vital road between Rialto and St Mark's and the city's main shopping district.

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Periods and Meeting Points

APRIL 1, 2019 TO OCTOBER 31, 2019

Available daily
English, French, Spanish, German


10.45 AM - Next to the Clock Tower  
in St. Mark's Square next to the Clock Tower


Available daily
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Wensday, Saturday, Sunday
Monday, Friday


10.45 AM - Next to the Clock Tower
in St. Mark's Square next to the Clock Tower


Things to Remember

On request all excursions can be organized privately

  • Each participant is required to present himself promptly to the meeting place
  • The delay at the meeting point or the non-presence are grounds for cancellation of the right to reimbursement



approx. 1 hour

Guided Tour




From 1st November till 31st March 

Adults: 36,00 € per person
Children under 6: free (reservation under infant)

From 1st April till 31st October 

Adults: 42,00 € per person
Children under 6: free (reservation under infant)


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