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Secret Itineraries Tour of the Doge's Palace


The Secret Itinerary through the Doge's Palace covers the rooms and chambers where the delicate work of some of the most important bodies in the Venetian administration was carried out. It lasts about an hour and a quarter. The tour offers an interesting insight into the civil and political history of the city, its public organisations and administration of justice. The visit must be pre booked, and can only take place at certain times and conditions and in the company of a special tour guide who will explain all features of each individual room.

Price 20 Euros.
Concessions 14 Euros (see site for details).


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Contact Details

Address: The Doge's Palace, San Marco, Venezia.

According to Google: Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Telephone: (+39) 041 42730892

Opening Hours

The tour runs every day apart from Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Booking (at least 2 days in advance) is required.

Tour in Italian at 9.30 am and 11.10 am.
Tour in English at 9.55 am, 10.45 am and 11.35 am.
Tour in French at 10.20 am, midday.

To book call +39 041 42730892 (open Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm. Saturday, from 9 am to 2 pm. Closed on Sundays and holidays.) or online via the website.


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photo Review by Scott Shirbin on Tuesday the 21 of November, 2017 at 11:46 am
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars
A must see in Venice. Such a beautiful palace with so much history! Make sure to read all the signs around the place to really understand the purpose of each grand room. The ticket includes a number of decent exhibitions within the palace and also passage into the old prisons. Recommend buying a ticket online as there can be a queue. It’s well worth the 20€.

photo Review by Shasta Hinz-Irish on Tuesday the 5 of December, 2017 at 4:56 pm
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Amazing palace and center of government for Venice. I would highly recommend getting tickets ahead/skip the line tickets. Fortunately I went in November and it was a rainy day so I didn't have to wait long. There was a great (temporary) display of jewels. Also seeing the famous Bridge of Sighs from the inside was interesting, cells on one side, "courtroom" on the other.

photo Review by Ali Bashir on Saturday the 4 of November, 2017 at 7:31 am
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Worth a visit when in Venice but be warned - the lines can get very long. We bought tickets online once we saw the line and got in much quicker. A great place to visit if you enjoy history and art.

photo Review by Christian Stock on Monday the 16 of October, 2017 at 5:00 am
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Historic palace with rooms full of artwork and dungeons. The palace offers a bit of variety, including decorated rooms with medieval Italian paintings and elaborate artwork, a show of medieval weapons and a little tour through the prisons/dungeons. While the artwork is interesting, I would rate the dungeons the highlight, especially for kids. We went in October and the queue was minimal at lunchtime, there was no need to pre-order. The self-guided tour takes about an hour.

photo Review by Alexander Ramin on Monday the 30 of October, 2017 at 7:09 am
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars
A must see in Venice. Buy tickets in advance to avoid Queues. Come early or late to avoid the crowds. Check the late openings on Friday and Saturday. We were there at 10 PM, it was perfect. Almost alone in the large rooms is a special experience

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