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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 Paul Hunt on Friday the 16 of February, 2018 at 1:32 pm
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars
An absolute must see in Venice. If your weary from the masses of people in Venice this is worth the €20 to see the palace and be sure to show your student card if you are one as the price goes down a fair bit. Beautiful architecture to be seen and a nice bit of Venetian history to find here during your stay and I was in awe of some of the ceilings in the room it was fantastic. You also walk through the bridge of sighs which is a cool experience.

photo Review by Cyril de Tenorio on Monday the 19 of March, 2018 at 6:16 pm
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Amazing place but I recommend the following: 1. Buy your tickets beforehand. Buying tickets will cost you at least 20min wait in a line filled with frustrated folks. 2. Take a guide (audio guide, book or actual guide) because the explanation on site are limited. Otherwise a must see..

photo Review by Jean-Gabriel Le Moine on Wednesday the 14 of February, 2018 at 7:46 am
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Nice place to visit, with very nice painting and building . However allow an extra hour to visit the place and be sure to go early enough. We went a 4pm and we're told it takes about 90 minutes to visit the whole place. However after 60 minutes we were asked to leave as the place was closing (30 minutes earlier than told). When you pay 40€ to get in and rush through things and can't finish the visit because it is closing earlier than told, it ruins the entire experience.

photo Review by Thom James on Tuesday the 13 of March, 2018 at 9:15 pm
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars
An absolutely amazing structure, and part of Venetian history for the best part of a thousand years. There was so much to see and so much history to drink in. The Italians love a ceiling - no artex in here. The grand chamber is out of this world, and unreal in terms of size and the prisons give it an eerie vibe. Make sure you pre-book your tickets and jump 90% of the queues. It’s a bit of a faff, but when you find the shorter queue it goes much quicker.

photo Review by Yi-fan Cai on Sunday the 11 of February, 2018 at 10:44 pm
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Can I give ten stars? I lived in Rome and Florence for a while and thought nothing could have shocked me anymore. But not this time. Every room in this palace are so extremely gorgeous that I couldn't stop wowing for even one sec. I love the palace more than the Vatican's museum.

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