Formerly the Doge's residence and the seat of Venetian government, the Palace is the very symbol of Venice and a masterpiece of Gothic architecture.
The Doge’s Palace is an impressive structure composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation, from its 14th and 15th century original foundations to the significant Renaissance and opulent Mannerist adjunctions.
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 and Prisons.
The interiors preserve works by the most famous Venetian masters, including Jacopo and Domenico Tintoretto, Tiziano Vecellio, Francesco Bassano, Paolo Veronese, Giambattista Zelotti, Jacopo Palma il Giovane, Andrea Vicentino and Antonio Vassilacchi.
Piazza San Marco, 1
MON 8:30 - 21:00
TUE 8:30 - 21:00
WED 8:30 - 21:00
THU 8:30 - 21:00
FRI 8:30 - 23:00
SAT 8:30 - 23:00
SUN 8:30 - 21:00