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The Doge's Palace is one of the museums run by the Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia. This site has all the information including opening times and ticket prices.


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Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Opening Hours

Monday: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm

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WATER AND FOOD IN VENICE at The Doge's Palace Saturday, 26 September 2015 to Sunday, 14 February 2016


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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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photo Tip by The Wall Street Journal on Thursday the 23 of April, 2015 at 6:11 pm
Book in advance for the guided secret tour that takes you out of the gilded reception rooms and into the old offices, meeting rooms and even torture chambers where the real business was conducted.

photo Tip by Zane Zēniņa on Monday the 21 of November, 2016 at 11:52 am
It was wonderful to get inside the Doge's Palace-it is very impressive! The halls,the stairways,the artwork- it makes You admire and wonder. And to get to the bridge of sighs-wonderful.Amazing!

photo Tip by Elite Club Vacanze on Friday the 22 of June, 2012 at 2:06 pm
The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice. It is a palace built in Venetian Gothic style, and one of the main landmarks of the city of Venice.

photo Tip by Julia Kryvomaz on Monday the 12 of September, 2016 at 11:41 am
Better to take the ticket and enter the Palace. Everything is huge, as for Venice, great art on walls and ceilings, impressive tour through the Bridge of Whispers to Prison facilities!

photo Tip by Musei Civici di Venezia /Civic Museums of Venice on Monday the 3 of September, 2012 at 1:03 pm
Discover the Secret Itineraries in the Doge’s Palace, offering an interesting insight into the civil and political history of the city of Venice. Book now your special tour guide!

photo Tip by Pchelitza Maya on Friday the 20 of February, 2015 at 4:08 pm
Secret itinerary tour is a must, casanova story is really interesting.

photo Tip by on Monday the 3 of February, 2014 at 8:04 am
When you enter the inner courtyard, you'll see a flight of stairs to the Doge's private quarters, known as the "Scala dei Giganti" and flanked by huge statues of Mars and Neptune.

photo Tip by Bach on Wednesday the 20 of August, 2014 at 4:52 pm
Ponte dei Sospiri -the entrance of prison- is a part of this palace. It is said that the prison becomes too cold in winter and too hot in summer which ensures the prisoners are always tormented.

photo Tip by Lily on Tuesday the 8 of September, 2015 at 7:00 am
Well organized progression from room to room makes it easy to self-guide. Audio guide not necessary; written guides are abundant. Go very early or very late to avoid crowds and tour groups.

photo Tip by Jason Fry on Tuesday the 1 of September, 2015 at 10:40 pm
Absolutely sign up ahead of time for the Secret Itineraries tour. You skip the line, get an interesting tour and are free to wander the Palace afterwards.

photo Tip by Magali M on Sunday the 20 of March, 2016 at 2:12 pm
Not too crowded, really cool place to visit, Tintoretto and Veronese paintings. If you have an hour I do recommend to visit.

photo Tip by Justine Boucher on Tuesday the 4 of December, 2012 at 5:54 pm
Beautiful palace! In the palace prisons, there is a room that displays prisoner graffiti, but also look for etchings on cell window sills. In the armory, you'll also find a chastity belt on display.

photo Tip by Jennifer McAlone on Sunday the 2 of April, 2017 at 8:28 am
Amazing building for a gallery. If you have a spare couple of hours it's definitely worth it

photo Tip by Alix De Grez on Sunday the 14 of February, 2016 at 8:45 pm
If you are visiting during winter, do not forget your warmest jacket. Although this place is amazing the cold may ruin your visit.

photo Tip by Salvatore De Carmine on Friday the 26 of June, 2015 at 11:22 am
One of the beautiful buildings adorning piazza San Marco. Will have to return to visit the interior.

photo Tip by Ben Baron on Friday the 5 of September, 2014 at 2:24 pm
Visit the Doge's Palace and follow the self guided tour. The meeting rooms are amazing and the art is stunning.

photo Tip by Shweez on Saturday the 14 of June, 2014 at 8:36 pm
It is a good place to start with in Venice! Combination of breath taking archeticture and historical monuments.

photo Tip by Grace Mazza on Thursday the 20 of June, 2013 at 2:48 pm
The secret passage tour is interesting, but just note that it's in the roof and very hot during the summer, since there's no AC

photo Tip by Zane Zēniņa on Monday the 21 of November, 2016 at 11:56 am
Worth visiting,because of the impressive artwork. You will not be dissapointed.

photo Tip by Grazyna Kosno on Sunday the 18 of January, 2015 at 12:00 pm
Magnificent:-) You will find a lot of great art here but the architecture is also impressive.

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