A tour of the Doge’s Palace is an immersive experience into Venetian culture. Visitors enter from the Porta del Frumento, through the waterfront façade. The itinerary starts in the astonishing courtyard, then continues in the Loggia on the first floor, where the Doge’s Apartments are located, and next the Institutional Chambers, on the first and second floors. Here, among many spaces superbly decorated by Venetian artists, they’ll see the Senate Chamber and the Chamber of the Great Council, hosting the longest canvas painting in the world, “Il Paradiso” by Tintoretto. The tour ends in the Armoury and Prisons.
Palazzo Ducale, a true symbol of the greatness of VeniceOne of the most famous Venetian landmarks, Palazzo Ducale, or Doge’s Palace, is a true masterpiece of Gothic architecture. The symbol of the political power and greatness of the Serenissima is located next to St Mark’s Basilica and can be seen when arriving from the Grand Canal. Its majestic size is at the same time gentle thanks to its pink and white reflections under the light. Its foundations date back to the 14th century, but the complex structure incorporates previous constructions as well as many Renaissance and mannerist addictions. The wing towards St Mark’s Basin is the oldest one, while the wing towards St Mark’s Square and the canal-side wing, housing the Doge’s apartments and many government offices, dates from the Renaissance. The Palace is a treasure chest full of masterpieces, such as paintings by Tiziano, Tintoretto, Veronese and Tiepolo – among others. The spaces visitors can explore include the Courtyard, the Chamber of the Great Council, the armoury, the prisons and some secret itineraries.
A free audio guide, available to stream from 10 April to 1 May, will enhance your experience of Homo Faber in Citta. Discover more about Venice, its crafts workshops and its heritage as a city of craftsmanship, to complement your personal tour.Listen
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