The symbolic seat of Venetian power, the Palace is the supreme embodiment of Venetian civilization.
The symbolic seat of Venetian power, formerly the seat of the Doge and State Magistratures, the Palace is the supreme embodiment of Venetian civilization. A masterpiece of gothic architecture, it reveals a grandiose stratification of constructive and ornamental elements. The interior, superbly decorated by legions of artists, including Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, Vittoria and Tiepolo, offer a range of different experiences: from the vast halls of political power to the refinement of the Doge's chambers, from the gloom of the prison-cells to the luminosity of the loggias overlooking the Piazza and the lagoon. Over the centuries the Doge's Palace has been restructured and restored countless times. The visit to the upper floors starts in the extraordinary courtyard, from where you pass up to the Loggia on the first floor (where the Doge’s Apartments are located) and then to the Institutional Chambers, which are spread over the first and second floor. The visit concludes with the Palace Armory and Prisons. To conclude: The Museo dell’Opera and The Secret itineraries Tour. The visit of the Doge’s Palace is included into a cumulative tour with a single ticket for the Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico and Monumental Rooms of Biblioteca Marciana.