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Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale)

Until 1797, the Doges ruled the Venetian Empire and the Palazzo Ducale was where they ruled from. A Venetian Gothic fantasy palace, it was one of the first things those arriving in Venice saw as their ships sailed through the lagoon and landed at ... 

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Taking a Break

July 2015

Our guide gives us a much needed break, but who can rest under the incredible artwork of a receiving room in the Doge's Palace?

Secret Passage

June 2015

You literally can walk through this cupboard. One of many secret passages in the Doge's Palace.

Torture Chamber Doges Palace

June 2015

Here is where prisoners were strung up and questioned by Doge personnel. The tour guide is explaining the apparatus.

Tintoretto Masterpiece

June 2015

A view of just one of the amazing pieces of art in the Doge's Palace.

and quot;Bridge of Sighs and quot;

November 2014

The and quot;Bridge of Sighs and quot; between Doge's Palace and the Prison. Called this because the prisoners could see freedom for the last time as they passed over this bridge on the way to prison, and and quot;sigh and quot;.

Classic Photo for a Classic tour!

November 2014

Took this after we ended the tour at Doge's Palace. What a way to end a terrific day!

Looking toward Piazza San Marco, St. Mark's clocktower and Doge's Palace

October 2014

On the Water Bus looking toward Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace

A prisoner's words

September 2014

Doge's palace prison cell

Doge's Palace

September 2014



In Venice

Doge great hall

July 2014

Just unbelievable decadence so long ago!

Doge Palace rooms

July 2014

one of MANY beautiful ornate ceilings in MANY huge rooms!

The beautiful and historic entrance to the Doge's Palace, Venice

July 2014

My sisters, our husbands and I really enjoyed the Viator walking tour of Venice. It was difficult to choose one photo, as you will see if you choose this amazing city and tour. We literally took hundreds of photos, between us. The tour was beautiful and informative.

Doges Palace

June 2014

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Doges Palace

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