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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 St ... 

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Gai K

August 2016

 Bernie and our guide. Excellent. , Gai K - August 2016

Inside the Doges Palace

Bernie and our guide. Excellent.

Kavi

July 2016

 The square inside , Kavi - July 2016

Doges Palace

The square inside

Kathryn B

June 2016

 Legend has it that prisoners would sigh as they took their last look at Venice during their walk to their execution. Actually, by the time the new prison was built the executions were no longer ... , Kathryn B - June 2016

The bridge of Sighs Ponte dei Sospiri

Legend has it that prisoners would sigh as they took their last look at Venice during their walk to their execution. Actually, by the time the new prison was built the executions were no longer held at the Doge's Palace.

Kathryn B

June 2016

 Cell could hold up to 6 people. The lower cells would even flood. No wonder prisoners didn't get out alive. , Kathryn B - June 2016

Typical cell in Doges cells.

Cell could hold up to 6 people. The lower cells would even flood. No wonder prisoners didn't get out alive.

Stanton M

June 2016

 Artwork on the walls and ceilings are masterpieces. , Stanton M - June 2016

Doges Palace Main Court

Artwork on the walls and ceilings are masterpieces.

Michael H

May 2016

 Steffan, our Doge's Palace tour guide, at the start outside the Palace , Michael H - May 2016

Doges Palace Walking Tour

Steffan, our Doge's Palace tour guide, at the start outside the Palace

Leticia G

April 2016

 Looking out to the courtyard , Leticia G - April 2016

Doges Palace

Looking out to the courtyard

shadowgirl

January 2016

 A stairwell at the Palace. Check out the ceiling. , shadowgirl - January 2016

Doges Palace

A stairwell at the Palace. Check out the ceiling.

weathertop

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? , weathertop - July 2015

Taking a Break

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?

Jeffrey C

June 2015

 You literally can walk through this cupboard. One of many secret passages in the Doge's Palace. , Jeffrey C - June 2015

Secret Passage

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

Jeffrey C

June 2015

 Here is where prisoners were strung up and questioned by Doge personnel. The tour guide is explaining the apparatus. , Jeffrey C - June 2015

Torture Chamber Doges Palace

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

Jeffrey C

June 2015

 A view of just one of the amazing pieces of art in the Doge's Palace. , Jeffrey C - June 2015

Tintoretto Masterpiece

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

Melissa W

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 ... , Melissa W - November 2014

and quot;Bridge of Sighs and quot;

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;.

Diane B

November 2014

 Took this after we ended the tour at Doge's Palace. What a way to end a terrific day! , Diane B - November 2014

Classic Photo for a Classic tour!

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

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