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Doge's Palace and St Mark's Square Museums visit

Doge's Palace and St Mark's Square Museums visit
The Doge's Palace (Italian: Palazzo Ducale di Venezia) is a gothic palace in Venice.
The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice. Its two most visible façades look towards the Venetian Lagoon and St Mark's Square, or rather the Piazzetta. The use of arcading in the lower stories produces an interesting 'gravity-defying' effect. There is also effective use of colour contrasts. The current palace was largely constructed from 1309 to 1324, designed perhaps by Filippo Calendario.
It replaced earlier fortified buildings of which relatively little is known. Giovanni and Bartolomeo Bon created the Porta della Carta in 1442, a monumental late-gothic gate on the Piazzetta side of the palace. This gate leads to a central courtyard. The palace was badly damaged by fire in 1574.

In the subsequent rebuilding work it was decided to respect the original Gothic style, despite the submission of a neo-classical alternative design by Palladio. However, there are some classical features — for example, since the 16th century, the palace has been linked to the prison by the Bridge of Sighs. As well as being the ducal residence, the palace housed political institutions of the Republic of Venice until the Napoleonic occupation of the city. Venice was ruled by an aristocratic elite, but there was a facility for citizens to submit written complaints at what was known as the Bussola chamber.
The building is preserved as a museum. Inside, the visitor can see paintings by Tintoretto and Paolo Veronese, which glorify the Venetian state.
The pink-and-white facade of the Doge’s Palace is one of the most famous in the world. On view inside are the Doge’s apartments, the armory, and the ancient dungeons that are reached by crossing the Bridge of Sighs. The most unforgettable room, though (and supposedly the largest in Europe) is the Grand Salon, with its priceless coffered ceiling and paintings by Tintoretto and Veronese. You can see the robes once worn by the Doges at the Correr Museum, which is housed in a spectacular palazzo and also traces the development of Venetian painting from the 14th to the 16th centuries. An interesting example of this is the Bellini Room, which contains works by four generations of Venice’s most famed artistic family.

Explore the heart of La Serenissima, the Venetian Republic that lasted for a millennium between the 8th and the 18th century. Behind its peculiar pink-and-white marble facade, the Doge's Palace hides exquisite ducal apartments, armories, and dungeons reached via the Bridge of Sighs, including the majestic Great Council Chamber decorated with paintings by Tintoretto and Veronese. The journey through Venice republican history continues at the Correr Museum on St Mark's Square, which exhibits authentic historical garments and 14th to 16th-century paintings by the Bernini family. This joint ticket also covers admission to the National Archaeological Museum with ancient sculptures and vases, and to the Marciana Library with invaluable Latin, Greek, and oriental manuscripts.
Discover the thousand-year legacy of the Republic of Venice in its iconic Piazza San Marco Priority Entry | Visit duration: approx. 2 hours | Barrier-free access | No flash photography
Entrance: every 15 minutes
Please note: THIS IS A VOUCHER USABLE WHEN DOGE’S PALACE AND ST. MARK SQUARE MUSEUMS WILL BE OPENED AGAIN. In that moment, Clients will be contacted by Museum Ticket Reservations personnel to confirm the day and time of the visit and, hence, make the reservation. A voucher can be used just by one person. If there are more people who want to attend the tour, it is suggested to buy more vouchers.

The voucher permits the visit to the following museums:
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