Doge's Palace & Old Royal Palace

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Day TripsDay Trips / Doge's Palace & Old Royal Palace

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  • Shared Doge’s Palace guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide
  • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people.
  • Entrance ticket valid to visit by yourself the palaces around St. Mark’s Square (Royal Palace now Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)
  • Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square.

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Discover the breathtaking rooms of the Doge's Palace, jump back into the political and artistic residence of the Doge and grab the opportunity to join the visit of the three most important museums of Saint Mark's area on your own!

An unforgettable tour not to be missed! The Palazzo Ducale represented for centuries the seat of Venetian political power. In its splendid rooms, surrounded by hundreds of painting masterpieces, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year old republic. You’ll experience with a qualified and experienced guide who will show you the halls of power, plunging you into a very special setting: the European Middle Ages and the centuries immediately following. You’ll be surprised at the rich details of the gold staircase, at the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building, you will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova. The ticket for the Palace is included in the tour price and will allow you to enter without waiting. Entrance ticket also gives you access to the following palaces around St. Mark’s Square that you may visit by yourself: Royal Palace now Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana. You will discover the way of life for the Venetians, with paintings, libraries, coinage, and sculpture. You will also have the opportunity to visit the area built by Napoleon and the rooms restored for Sissi, the Empress of Austria. After the visit of the Doge’s Palace you will have the opportunity to visit a Glass Factory close to Saint Mark’s Square where you can see a Glass Craftsman at work. Please note this is a free of charge optional tour of approximately 20 minutes and it is not a part of the tour.
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Additional Information

• PLEASE NOTE: From April 1st meeting point is in Calle Larga de l'Ascension, in front of the Post Office. • For Covid-19 precaution the use of the mask is MANDATORY. Customers are required to bring and wear their own masks. • To access to the interior (museums, churches, palaces, restaurants, workshops etc.) • For security reasons suitcases, backpacks or large bags are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace, the storage service is free of charge. • Comfortable shoes suggested • Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. • The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed the day after otherwise it will be refunded). • We suggest to be at the meeting point 15 minute before the starting time

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