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Palazzo Ducale (Dodge Palace)

About Palazzo Ducale

Basic Information:


Palazzo Ducale (The Doge's Palace) - the symbol of Venezia (Venice) and a masterpiece of the Venetian Gothic architecture is situated in the monumental Piazza San Marco between the Piazzetta, the Pier and Basilica di San Marco, on the back via Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs) is situated the famous Prison. Ancient seat of the Doge and the Venetians it has followed the story from the beginning until the fall, and it is now the Museum of Palazzo Ducale and it is also a part of the Venice Civic Museums Foundation (MUVE).

Many conquerors have passed there and everyone took away the richness of this beautiful palace. In our days like interiors inside it is rather empty but its walls, ceilings, windows and doors still are speaking a lot about the richness of this place.

Don't miss to visit it because Palazzo Ducale is the only one entrance to the famous Prison (Prigione) via Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs).


More History about Palazzo Ducale.


Opening Hours

From April 1 to October 31 - 9 am - 7 pm

From November 1 to March 31 - 9 am - 5 pm

Closed: New Year's Day - January 1, 1st of May, Christmas - December 25

Tips: Last admission one hour before closing.

Photography prohibited.


1, Piazza San Marco,

Venice (Venezia) Italy

? +39 (0)41 522 4951


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