Why you should visit the Doges Palace?

Doges Palace Venice

Visit the Doges Palace and you will pass through a maze of rooms. 

A landmark in the Venetian history. 

Children are thrilled by the spooky labyrinth of narrow passageways through the palace’s prisons.

Walk trough the Great Council Chamber (Sala del Maggior Consiglio), the impressive room of the senate members (Sala del Senato) and then take a coffee break in the palace’s former stables.

The doge was the chief magistrate and leader of Venice.

Doges of Venice were elected for life by the city-state's aristocracy.

Commonly, the selected Doge was the shrewdest elder in the city.

Opening times and Tickets

Enter this Palace at the 14th century waterfront façade. The museum is open daily whole year long:

  • April – October from 8:30am - 7pm
  • November – March from 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Closed on December 25th and January 1st

The entrance ticket is inclusive the other Museums around the st. Mark’s Square. A ticket is valid for the Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.

Standard Ticket Price: EUR 16,00. Reduced tickets are available. 

Why not join the Secret Itineraries TourTickets: EUR 20,00. It is a guided tour in the beautiful chambers and the scary prison. For more info you can visit the ticket desk or the website

The magnificent Palace in Venice Italy

Doge's Palace

The official residence of the 120 doges who ruled Venice from 697 AD to 1797 AD.

Be impressed by the architecture and experience the wonderful art. 

The artists; such as Titian, Tintoretto and Bellini worked together to embellish the palace with paintings and sculptures. For example the huge marble-clad façade.

All the way through the palace you will get surprised in one miracle after another.

Luckily, the chambers are labelled with explanatory panels in Engels. So a guide isn't really necessary. Follow the red arrows.

When you take the Secret Itineraries Tour you will visit the chambers which were used for administrative purposes and torture… ,,,very scary,, but, I really recommend!

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