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Address: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 2715911
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the building and its sculptural...
A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the building and its sculptural decoration date from various periods. The interior, with works by artists such as Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, A.Vittoria and Tiepolo, includes vast council chambers, superbly decorated residential apartments, and austere prison cells. Along the facades of the Palace run loggias that overlook St. Mark’s Square and the lagoon. The combined entrance ticket to the St. Mark’s Square Museums grants access to the Doge’s Palace, Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of Biblioteca Marciana.
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Even if have limited time in Venice I think this is a must along w/ the Guggenhiem and taking a vaporetto ride. Lines can be long but if you buy a tx in advance you can skip the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Even if have limited time in Venice I think this is a must along w/ the Guggenhiem and taking a vaporetto ride. Lines can be long but if you buy a tx in advance you can skip the queue. If arrive w/out a tx go to nearby Correr museum and buy museum pass there (never a line) and see that... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The Doge's Palace requires time to assimilate - there is so much to see and it really needs a minimum of an afternoon, to fully benefit. It is a history of Venice in one building but also a history that extends much wider as the interactions of Venice with the rest of the world are explored. The explanations provided on... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

First off, I would definitely recommend buying your tickets in advance. It's worth it rather than queuing for over 30minutes to get to one of the two available cashiers. The palace, as you would imagine is stunning. The architecture, the detail of paint works really is a marvel. The exhibits are put together very well, especially the ones about the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The Secret Itinerary tour was excellent - informative and just the right length on a hot day. Pre-booking is recommended as then you don't have to queue.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Doge's Palace was amazing. Very beautiful both inside and out. The Bridge of Sighs was really good. Well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

So worth paying in advance for this tour. First, you skip a long line to buy tickets, so purchase in advance. Second, it had about 20 people with a guide that speaks English. We got more from our 1hr tour here than trying it on our own. Plus, we went throughout the palace and prisons without long shuffling of people.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

How do you keep a 21 year-old engaged on day five of a 16 day whirlwind tour of Italy? The "Secret Itineraries" tour of Doge's Palace transported us back to a time of council government, secret passages, citizen crime watch, and yes, the torture chamber. Our guide brought the holding cells, ancient desks and empty book shelves in to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Takes your breath away with the sheer majesty of the place. Beautiful and easy to navigate. Fun for the whole family.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beware the REDHEAD...(on the secret itinerary tour) Like any experience in life, a teacher or tour guide can make or break it for you. Unfortunately our experience here was busted as a result of the nasty REDHEAD tour guide we got. I wish I had a photo to post but I don't; she was in her 60's, cherry red short... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the tour of the Doge's palace. Our guide was Italian, and quite charming - we were impressed that she was animated and seemed interested in the history (and us) despite giving this tour who-knows-how-many times! We bought our ticket from Get Your Guide online and it was all easy. The ticket lets you skip the long line... More 

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Address: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 2715911
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.