Doge’s Palace is one of the main monuments and museums of the city of Venice, it deserves a visit because thanks to it you can better understand Venice and its history.
Deserves a visit
Palazzo Ducale is located a few steps from the Hotel, in Piazza San Marco. Thanks to this it is possible to visit it easly and organize yourself as best as possible to avoid the crowded times. It is a great opportunity.
It is one of the museums I visit most often, I pass it almost daily and even after years I stop to admire the outside. The facade is all in flowery Gothic style, this makes it a masterpiece of Gothic art. A museum that always has something new to offer, a different point of view for each corner or column. Moreover it is not necessary to know the whole history of Venice to appreciate it, a pinch of curiosity is enough.
The best way to avoid the long lines outside to visit the Doge’s Palace is to book tickets online and in advance. The ticket is called the Museums of St. Mark’s Square and normally also includes the entrance to the Correr Museum. Palazzo Ducale is part of the Civic Museums of Venice here on MuVe website it is possible to check the dates and times available to visit it.
With the covid the site has been improved and it is easier to make reservations, It is more convenient to use a computer or a tablet to buy tickets online, sometimes with the mobile phone the payment system is interrupted and does not allow you to continue. For an accessible route, you can consult the website of the Municipality of Venice dedicated to accessibility
Opening Times and Costs
Due to the Covid19 epidemic, museums do not have a standard timetable. Hours vary from month to month, I recommend you visit the website here to see the updated timetables. Today the ticket THE MUSEUMS OF PIAZZA SAN MARCO is available, It is valid for the Doge’s Palace and for the integrated path of the first floor of the Correr Museum, National Archaeological Museum and Monumental Rooms of the Marciana National Library
The cost of the ticket is very variable, because there are many conventions and discounts. Full information is available on the MuVE website
The Best Time of The day
The best time to visit the Doge’s Palace is early afternoon or very early in the morning. On summer weekends the opening is often extended until 22:00 and in that case I highly recommend you go there because around dinner time there are rarely many people. You will feel like you have the Doge’s Palace all to yourself. And it’s beautiful!
It is also possible to book the Guided Tour of the Secret Itineraries, a local guide will take you through a part of the building that is not open to the public. Imagine a Guide who takes you to discover the museum by opening small doors and crossing hidden stairways.
You will discover how the ceiling of the majestic Sala del Maggior Consiglio is supported, the largest room in the entire Doge’s Palace, where the assemblies of the most important magistracy of the Serenissima took place. It is a tour that does not disappoint and is very useful for better understanding the Doge’s Palace, if it is possible for you to do it I recommend it. Due to Covid some tours may be subject to change, it is always better, given the constantly changing situation, to consult the official MuVe website.
There is always a good reason to visit the Doge’s Palace, if only to take a nice picture from one of the windows that open towards the lagoon, or to admire its stairways.
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