Palazzo Ducale

Doge's Palace

Layout and collections

Layout and collections

The public entrance to the Doge’s Palace in Venice is through the Porta del Frumento, approached through the colonnade under the 14th century waterfront façade.

Public services and the Museo dell’Opera are located at the ground floor; what used to be the palace’s kitchens are now partly occupied also by a space for temporary exhibitions.
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, throughout the first and second floors.
The visit finishes with the Armoury, the Picture Gallery and the Prisons.

Discover  the “Museo dell’Opera” >

Discover the “Courtyard and the Loggias” >

Discover the “Doge’s Apartments” >

Discover the “Institutional Chambers” >

Discover the “Picture Gallery” >

Discover the “Prisons” >

Discover the “Armoury” >



Discover  the “Secret Itineraries” tour >

Discover the “Hidden Doge’s Treasure” tour >


Virtual tour

Explore Palazzo Ducale on Google Arts & Culture >



MUVE icone nuovo sito17ENG / The Doge’s Palace in Venice (PDF 857 Kb) – short version
The history, the building, layout, collections and general information >


MUVE icone nuovo sito17ENG / The Secret Itineraries Tour at Doge’s Palace (PDF 1726 Kb) – short version
The Itinerary, map and general information >