Palazzo Ducale

Doge's Palace

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Secret Itineraries Tour

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. These spaces offer an interesting insight into and acknowledgement of the civil and political history of the Venice Republic, its public organisations, and its institutional bodies deputed to government and justice.



The tour is accompanied by a specialized guide, for a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 25.

It starts at established times according to the following schedule:
– in Italian at 9.30 and 11.10;
– in English at 9.5510:45 and 11.35;
– in French at 10.20 and 12.00.
The Secret Itineraries Tour is also available after 1 pm (until the closing time of Palace) with an additional payment of 31,00 euro per group, purchasing at least 15 tickets (service suspended from July 1st to August 31st).

The tour takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes long.
The ticket includes the guided tour to the Secret Itineraries and grants access, without a guide, to the Doge’s Palace.

ACCESSIBILITY: The spaces have, in some cases, small size and are on different levels connected by steep and narrow stairs: are therefore not accessible to those with mobility problems and is not recommended for those suffering from claustrophobia, vertigo of cardio-respiratory disorders. They are also not suitable for pregnant women. Children under 6 are not allowed.




Full price: 20,00 euro

Reduced: 14,00 euro
Children aged from 6 to 14; students * aged from 15 to 25; coordinators (max. 2) for groups of children or students; citizens over 65; Venetian residents; holders of the Rolling Venice Card; holders of the Venice Card Transport & Culture; for those buying the combined ticket to the St. Mark’s Square Museums; holders of the Museum Pass; holders of the Clock Tower ticket;  I.C.O.M. members*; staff* of the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e per il Turismo (MiBACT).

* I.D. required



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From 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.

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