"The Doges? Palace - Overview" Palazzo Ducale - Doge's Palace Tip by aliante1981

Palazzo Ducale - Doge's Palace, Venice: 225 reviews and 482 photos

Though it is a pricey trip, I rate it as ?absolute must? ? just like Basilica of San Marco.

A tip: if you can book ahead, do join the ?Secret Itineraries? tour, as it is the only chance to see rooms like those of ?The Council of the Three? and get a notion of how the machinery of power in Venice really worked?

The Doges? Palace became a seat of power as far back in time as the 9th century (it was transferred here from Rialto), though the predominantly Gothic building owes much of its structure and bricks to the building works carried out in 14th and 15th centuries.

It houses loads of architectural, historical, and artistic treasures, and if you want to explore it in at least some detail, I suggest that you allow at least 2 hours (which increases further if you add the ?Secret Itineraries? tour). And now on to the Palace exploration!

Address: Piazza San Marco
Phone: +39 041 2715911
Website: http://www.palazzoducale.visitmuve.it

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  • Updated Dec 13, 2003
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