The Doge's Palace in Venice walking tour
- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
|Tour Type||Walking tour with private guide|
|Meeting point:||To be arranged upon hotel location|
|Meeting time:||at your choice|
Visit one of the landmarks of Venice with a private guide and step back to the Doge's times, discovering plots and tales of the rulers of the Floating City.
The Doge's Palace will enchant you for the magnificence of the Gothic architecture and the inside rooms adorned by frescoes and paintings by Tintoretto, Titian, Veronese and many other local artists. The Palace was the symbol of the Venetian Republic for almost one thousand years and it hides a grim past of inquisitions and accusations of treason that your guide will share with you.
You will pass through the same wretched corridors crossed by the convicted until the notorious Bridge of Sights, the last chance for so many prisoners to have a look to Venice before reaching their cells. You will indeed visit the Piombi Prisons that hosted also the famous Italian lover and writer Casanova for months.
After exploring the symbol of the political life of the Venetian Republic you will proceed to the icon of the religious life: the two columns of the patron St. Mark nearby the old one St. Theodore will indeed introduce you to the incomparable facade of the St. Mark's Basilica.
Main sites visited
- Doge's Palace and Prisons
- St. Mark's square
- Doge's Apartments collection
- Bridge of Sighs
- Private official guide
- Doge’s Palace museum admission tickets
- No other admission tickets required
- Transports are not included in the price
- No specific dress code is required, however we suggest to wear comfortable shoes.
- Please note that Prisons and Armoury areas are not accessible for wheelchairs.