Doge's Palace Skip the Line Guided Tour

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1 hour - 2 hours
Skip the Line
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English, Spanish, German
Wheelchair Accessible

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What You'll Do
  • Take a guided tour inside the most important public building in Venice: Doge's Palace
  • Benefit from a St. Mark's Square Museums pass with skip the line entrance to the Doge's Palace
  • Admire the impressive structure of Gothic architecture
Take a guided tour of the Doge’s Palace, an impressive structure of Gothic architecture composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation.
What to Expect
The tour starts from Giardinetti Reali, close to St. Mark's Square. After some basic historical and cultural information about the framework, your guide will lead you inside the 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.

Having entered the Palace, the tour starts with an overview of the courtyard: at the center, you can 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 you can 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 you 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.
What's Included
  • Doge's palace ticket
  • Guided tour
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What to Remember
• As the tour finishes in the Doge's Palace Courtyard, you can remain inside the Palace for extra time.

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