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Review of Doge's Palace

Doge's Palace
Ranked #2 of 794 things to do in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Doge Palace was a surprise hit for our group. I went with some students and we were glad that it was near the end of our tour. Many of the places we went in Venice were full of tourists. The Doge Palace was like an oasis of calm. In addition there were benches in the shade for a chance to recoup before we moved through the palace. The architecture was beautiful and all of the displays were multilingual. Some prefered the art, others architecture and some the dungeons. There was definitely enough to keep us interested.Students under the age of 18 in Italy can go to any museum for free. We just showed them their passports. Many Italian museums require you to leave all of your large backpacks and bags in the "coat check" and the Doge Palace is no exception. We spent some time in the courtyard admiring the palace while we rehydrated,snacked and used the restrooms.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We arrived here at 8.45am so didn't have to queue and there were perhaps only a dozen or so people wandering around. If you don't have time for much sightseeing this is the place to put on the top of the list.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Very beautiful, lots to see and learn ,from precious works of art to the torture chamber to the cells and the politics. Lots of little secrets within its walls and worth spending some time admiring everything.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We left Doge's palace until our final day. Unfortunately we only had time to view half...
What we saw was excellent. The building is fabulous and the interior beautiful. There are a couple of options for guidance, including audio guides. However you can probably get by simply by reading the plaques in each room of the palace that give you the information.
As part of the tour you cross the Bridge of Sighs into the prison...easy to get lost.
Don't miss the palace if you are visiting Venice.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

You can appreciate this famed Palace without a guide, but a knowledgeable guide really makes it come alive. The architecture, golden ceilings, statues, and craftsmanship is remarkable. You can almost feel the poor souls who had to come here for trial & then take that walk across the bridge to prison. Conditions were harsh.

Thank Grady A
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