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Visit the Doges Palace and you will pass through a maze of rooms and hallways. A landmark in the Venetian history... Children are thrilled by the spooky labyrinth of narrow passageways through the palace’s prisons.

Opening times and Tickets

Doges Palace Venice Italy

The Museum of the Doge's Palace is open daily:

  • 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 Doges Palace (Palazzo Ducale), Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.

I have special tickets to skip the line for the Doge's Palace and with a personal guide you will take a tour through the palace (if it is available). Very special. Book directly this ticket and save more than 1 hour waiting time. It is inclusive:

  • A one hour walk
  • Walk through the Bridge of Sighs
  • Skip the (often long) queues

You can pay directly with your credit card. You will receive immediately the tickets to use them on your mobile phone or print it out. If you book it you can use it directly! Therefore, save hour's waiting time to get in this museum by booking the tickets here. And see which tickets are still available.

The normal price is expensive if you buy it at the museum's cash register. Standard entrance fee: EUR 20.00. 

Why not join the Secret Itineraries Tour? Tickets are also EUR 20,00. It is a guided tour in the beautiful chambers and the scary prison where the famous 'Casanova' was locked up. For more info or other special itineraries you can visit the ticket desk or the Palazzo Ducale website. This ticket fee is inclusive a visit to the museum itself (without a guide).

Skip the line at Doges Palace

Where is the entrance?

The entrance of the palace is on the side of the water. From the San Marco square you walk under the gallery towards the water. And then left.

Beware, it can be very busy here with a long line (just like at the entrance to Basilica of San Marco). Here's a picture that shows the crowds at the entrance.

Why visit the Doges Palace in Venice?

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

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.

Doges Palace Venice

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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