Guided Tour of Doge's Palace

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Available from Apr 20, 2024
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Day TripsDay Trips / Guided Tour of Doge's Palace

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: 2 hours and 45 minutes
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  • Skip the Line: 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)

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Visit the former residence of the Doge, the Doge's Palace, accompanied by our local expert guide.

Begin your day in the magnificent Piazza San Marco, the pulsating heart of Venice. Learn about the origins and intricate details of the grand Basilica San Marco, the Palazzo Ducale, the Bell Tower, the Clock Tower, and the Procuratie. Let the history of these architectural marvels transport you to another era. As you wander through the picturesque Santa Maria Formosa Square, be enchanted by the captivating tales and anecdotes that paint the rich tapestry of this charming location. Continue your journey to Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, known as the "Pantheon" of Venice, and uncover the intriguing stories behind the Great School of Charity and the renowned Captains of Fortune. In the afternoon, discover the allure of Marco Polo’s House and the Malibran Theatre, where the past seamlessly merges with recent history, creating an atmosphere that is as captivating as it is enchanting. Take a leisurely walk back to Piazza San Marco through the bustling Mercerie, the vibrant shopping district that connects Rialto and San Marco, offering a glimpse into the daily life of Venetians. Complete your day with an awe-inspiring visit to the Palazzo Ducale, a testament to Venice's enduring political power. Marvel at the opulent interiors adorned with exquisite artworks, and allow the guide to paint a vivid picture of the European Middle Ages and the captivating centuries that followed. Experience the intrigue of the prisoners crossing the infamous Bridge of Sighs, and venture into the depths of the Venetian prisons, known for hosting the infamous Giacomo Casanova. This meticulously planned itinerary promises an unforgettable journey through the rich history and enchanting tales of Venice.
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Additional Information

• For security reasons suitcases, backpacks or large bags are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace, the storage service is free of charge. • Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. • Comfortable shoes suggested. • The Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded.

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