The Doge’s Palace: The Most Serene Republic
Travel back in time to follow in the footsteps of the Venetian Doges with a self-guided audio tour on your smartphone!
Entering the palace from Porta del Frumento, you will encounter the enormous interior courtyard. Your audio tour will shed light on the long history & transformations of the building. Before leaving, you will also experience the impressive Scala dei Giganti. Once home to the Doge’s coronation, it has quite a few stories to tell! Time to climb up the highly ornate Scala d’Oro and step inside the institutional chambers of the palace. Ready to explore some stunning halls? They are all covered with the art of Tintoretto, Tiziano, Veronese and many more masters of the Venetian school!
Of course, you will have the opportunity to cross the Bridge of Sighs and visit the New Prisons of the Doge’s Palace. Learn about the sinister reputation of the Venetian penal system listening to the stories of world-famous inmates. Among them, you will also find some stories about the legendary womanizer Giacomo Casanova! Your tour ends in front of the Porta della Carta, the once monumental entrance to the building. You’ll admire the intricate decorations of the gate and learn about the fall of the once invincible maritime Empire.
This immersive audio tour is your key to explore the Doge’s Palace and its riveting stories!
*Ticket/entrance fee to the Doge’s Palace is not included.
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|Address||Palazzo Ducale San Marco,1 30135 Venezia Entrance for the public: Porta del Frumento|
|Starting point||Porta del Frumento|
|Finishing point||Porta della carta|
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|Know before you go|
|Areas||Courtyard, scala dei giganti, Scala d’Oro, Senate hall, sala del magior consiglio, sala del collegio, armory, prisons, ponte dei sospiri, porta della carta|
|Opening hours||From April 1st to October 31st: Sundays to Thursdays 8.30 am – 9 pm (last admission at 8.30 pm) Fridays and Saturdays 8.30 am – 11 pm (last admission at 10.30 pm) From November 1st to March 31st: 8.30 am – 7.00 pm (last admission at 6.30 pm)|
|Additional admission||Ticket full price: 25,00 euro|
|Mandatory Items||Charged smartphone, headphones|
|Directions to Starting Point||VAPORETTI From Piazzale Roma: Line 1, Vallaresso or San Zaccaria stop; Line 2 Giardinetti stop; Line 5.1 or Line 4.1, San Zaccaria stop From Santa Lucia Railway Station: Line 1, Vallaresso or San Zaccaria stop; Line 2 Giardinetti stop; Line 5.1|
Why take a self-guided tour?
This is a self-guided tour based on the award-winning storytelling concept developed by Clio Muse and the fascinating narratives prepared by our handpicked destination experts.
You can enjoy each multilingual tour by using your smartphone or tablet at your own pace even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step-by-step as you explore all points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of our signature stories allowing you to tailor the tour experience to your personal interests and schedule.
After downloading Clio Muse app, you can access this tour and activate it any moment you wish and also repeat it any time. To best enjoy our multimedia self-guided tour (comprising maps, video, audio and text) we recommend the use of headphones.