Skip the line at the Doge’s Palace, and discover the center of the political power of Venice during its golden age. On this 1-hour tour, admire masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Veronese, and Tintoretto, and see richly decorated rooms, sumptuous sculptures, and decorative elements. Accompanied by a guide, you'll become immersed in the fascinating history of Venice as you cross the famous Bridge of Sighs and visit the dungeons where Giacomo Casanova was imprisoned. Select a departure time when booking.
Start your tour inside Doge's Palace, enjoying skip-the-line access. Your guide will introduce you to the palace, making you feel as though you've stepped back into Venice's past.The palace, built in Venetian Gothic style, was the dwelling of the Doge, the supreme authority of the Venice Republic. As you walk through one of the most important places in the city's history, learn about what the golden age of Venice was like. You'll visit the lavish Doge's Apartments with their decorated rooms, the spacious enclosed courtyards, and the palace dungeons. Your guide also shows you works by Titian, Veronese, and Tintoretto while you explore. Admire the Opera Museum, with a sort of allegorical speech engraved on the stone, and visit the ancient entrance of the palace, the Giants' Staircase with the two statues of Mars and Neptune, the Lodge Atrium, the Golden Staircase with the marble statues of Atlas and Hercules, and the Institutional Chambers.At the end of your tour, cross the Bridge of Sighs, which connects Doge's Palace to the prisons. The bridge was built in 1614, and its nickname refers sadly to the convicts who exhaled their last breath of freedom before reaching their place of imprisonment.