Your highly qualified local professional guide will firstly accompany you to the Doge’s Palace or “Palazzo Ducale”. This Venetian Gothic architectural masterpiece is said to have been built in 1340 and extended and modified throughout the following centuries. Being one of the main landmarks of Venice, this was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Republic.

The Doges palace acted as the heart of all affairs of the “Serenissima Republic” which constituted with a central body and imposing towers at the corners, helping form this masterful gothic architectural wonder. In 1797, after the fall of the Republic of Venice, the Palace was conditioned to house the administrative offices.  After the annexation of Venice to the Kingdom of Italy, the palace underwent several restructurings until the 1923 when it was designed to become one of the most important museums of Venice.

A few of the highlights of this palace include the Giants’ Staircase and the canvases by Paolo Veranese. The Doge’s Palace offers an extraordinary experience for anyone interested in this magical floating city and the designs of the interior of the palace decorated in gold along with the elegance of the Verona marbles is sure to impress and leave anyone flabbergasted by its luxurious nature and beauty, where some even say that the color of the Palace changes depending on the time of the day, thanks to the light. After admiring the interior of the palace, you will pass across the famous Bridge of Sighs “Il Ponte dei Sospiri” that connect to the new prisons, your guide will explain the interesting stories that lie behind this unique name.

Early Entrance Combo Tour: Doge’s palace & St. Mark’s Basilica- Terrace
Early Entrance Combo Tour: Doge’s palace & St. Mark’s Basilica- Terrace
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