The Doge’s Palace was built in between the 10th and 11th centuries, it enjoyed a strategic access point to the sea. The palace exuded a Venetian Gothic style and used to be the home of the Doge of the city, who was the highest authority in the Venetian Republic. It overlooks the Venetian Lagoon with its pink marble structure. In 1923, this fortified palace was converted into a museum.
The passage of time has seen fires and remodeling of this majestic palace for several years. Currently, the museum boasts exhibits of great historical interest. It is accessible by the public and offers an impressive array of itineraries. The Doge’s Palace provides a fantastic experience for all those visitors who would love to be familiar with the city of Lagoon’s rich history. The design of the palace’s interiors will impress you for sure. A visit to this prominent tourist attraction culminates in the prison, which corresponds to the palace’s damp wells and dungeons. The renowned prisoner Casanova escaped from here.
Book your ticket in advance to avoid long queues.
How to get there
You can reach the Palace by walking or taking the waterbus.
Regular: € 13–20
1/04 – 31/10: 8.30AM – 7.00PM (last admission at 6.00PM)
1/11 – 31/03k: 8.30AM – 5.30PM (last admission at 4.30PM)