The Doge's Palace in Venice, Italy is located in Piazza San Marco. The square (Piazzetta) is the social, religious and political center of Venice. At the east end of the square is the Basilica of St. Mark. It is the most famous church in the city of Venice and one of the most famous examples of Italian-Byzantine architecture. Adjacent and connected to it is the Governor's Palace. The Doge's Palace is a palace built in the Venetian Gothic style and is one of the main landmarks of Venice in northern Italy. This palace is the residence of the Governor of Venice, the highest authority of the former Venetian Republic. It was founded in 1340 and has been expanded and modified in subsequent centuries. It became a museum in 1923.
The architectural features of the Doge's Palace are obviously medieval Gothic architecture, and it was once the most magnificent building in Venice. However, after several winds and rains, the current Doge’s Palace has evolved into a very interesting Venice Art Museum.
Beautiful palace with great views of the surrounding area. Book in advance or visit late in the day to avoid long lines.
The regular tour of the Doge’s Palace (the Palazzo Ducale) in Venice is extraordinary enough. The building is a quite remarkable example of Gothic civic architecture. Every stone, passageway and artwork evokes the power that the Serene Republic wielded over a millennium of unparalleled imperial power. But you might want to dig even deeper – to explore the hidden corners of the palace on the Itinerari Segreti del Palazzo Ducale (the secret tour of the Doge’s Palace).Get there early to book a ticket on the special touryou get to see areas and things most people dont know about! You also get to to the normal tour / walk around.On the tour you will get to see where Casanova was in-prisoned and where he made his escape from, the hidden ways behind the scenes ( and sometimes on top of them ! ), torture rooms, Your tour is likely to end at the Ponte dei Sospiri or Bridge of Sighs … the final walk of prisoners across the water to the ‘new prison’.
Grand and imperial palace is a palace builti Venetian Gothic style, and one of the main landmarks of the city of Venice, northern Italy. The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice,opening as a museum in 1923.