Palazzo Ducale

Doge's Palace

For Adults

Guided tours

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The Doge’s Palace: The Symbol of the City

A dynamic and fascinating guided tour that enables visitors to grasp the extraordinary beauty and complexity of a structure that is the symbol of the city, a building that embodies the highest aspects of Venetian civilisation and was formerly home not only to the Doge but also to the entire state administration. A masterpiece of Gothic art whose interiors also contain marvels of Renaissance and Mannerist architecture, the building is superbly decorated with works by artists such as Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto; in effect, a visit to the palace is one massive story told in pictures. The paintings and sculpture adorning the place, together with the architecture and the layout of its interiors, all reflect – in both symbolic and practical form – the workings of the Venetian Republic, the fundamental importance attributed to the various branches of the judicial system and to the visual manifestation of power. This visit through the heart of the city and its history is essential if one is to fully understand them.

Lenght: 2 hours
Language: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish or Russia