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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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Secret Itineraries Tour - So Worth It!

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... read more

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

The queue seemed massive but we only queued for 20 minutes. The palace is massive and we bought a ticket to see all 4 museums of the square. I would definitely recommend this, it is well worth both the cost and the wait (it wasn't too expensive as far as I remember). Maybe if you have a clear plan you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Skip the 'skip the line' rip offs....there WAS NO LINE at 11 am on a Sunday....walked right in, got a handheld guide for 5 Euros....made the walk through really informative, including the prison area and walking across the bridge of sighs.....take your time, enjoy it. Lots of beautiful, picturesque scenes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Having been to Venice several times but never visiting the Doge's Palace meant it was high on the agenda this time..and boy is it worth it! It's as essential to do as a Gondola ride - it really is. But of course you need to know why I think so.. The opulence is over whelming as is the vastness of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The Secret Itineraries tour of the Doge's Palace is really eye opening! Booked through viator.com in advance, the guide skillfully wove the history of governance in Venice with the prison life of those deemed political prisoners such as Casanova. Seeing the rooms behind the palatial frescoes rooms gives you great insight into the inner workings of the Doge and Various... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful palace steeped in history with jaw dropping decor and architecture. The queue was fairly long (but under cover for which we were incredibly grateful when the heavens well and truly opened) however, it moved pretty quickly and we were in within about half an hour. It was sad to see beggars walking up and down the... 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.