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Doge's Palace Skip the line and guided tour

Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Doge’s Palace. Marvel at masterpieces of art by Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto and explore the heart of political power during the Serenissima.

Venice, ITALY
1 - 20 People
2 hours
$50.90
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Doge's Palace Skip the line and guided tour

Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Doge’s Palace. Marvel at masterpieces of art by Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto and explore the heart of political power during the Serenissima.

About this activity

Guided tour inside the most important public building in Venice: Doge's Palace.
The Doge’s Palace is an impressive structure of Gothic architecture composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation, from its 14th and 15th century original foundations to the significant Renaissance and opulent Mannerist adjunctions.

The tour starts from Giardinetti Reali, close to St.Mark's Sq. Aft...

Guided tour inside the most important public building in Venice: Doge's Palace.
The Doge’s Palace is an impressive structure of Gothic architecture composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation, from its 14th and 15th century original foundations to the significant Renaissance and opulent Mannerist adjunctions.

The tour starts from Giardinetti Reali, close to St.Mark's Sq. After some basic historical and cultural information about the framework, the guide will lead clients inside the Palace.
Having entered the Palace, the tour starts with an overview of the courtyard: at the centre, it is possible to admire the Giants' Staircase, protected by Sansovino's two huge statues of Mars and Neptune.
The tour carries on with the Loggias' floor, through the Renaissance wing, from the Censors' Staircase to the Gold Staircase, or "Scala d'Oro", which owes its name to the spectacular golden stucco decorated vault, leading you to the upper floors.
There clients will be impressed by the Institutional Chambers, which housed the organs of a political and judicial administrative, like the Chamber of the Council of Ten and the Senate Chamber. The Chamber of the Great Council is most magnificent: 53 meters long and 25 meters wide, this is not only the largest and most majestic in the Doge’s Palace, but also one of the largest rooms in Europe.
The guide will lead customers over the Bridge of Sighs, built in 1614 to link the Doge’s Palace to the structure intended to house the New Prisons: the famous name of the bridge was supposed to refer to the sights of prisoners who, passing from the courtroom to the cell, took a last look at freedom through the small windows.

We speak

English

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Tours

Additional Information

The guided tour finishes in the Doge's Palace Courtyard: you can remain inside the Palace for extra time

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund

What's included

Doge's palace ticket
Guided tour

What's not included

Meeting Point

Alilaguna ticket counter