Palazzo Ducale

In 1923, the Italian State appointed the City Council to manage it as a public museum. In 1996, the Doge’s Palace became part of the Civic Museums of Venice network.

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The iconic Doge’s Palace – know as Palazzo Ducale – was the heart of political and administrative life throughout the thousand-year history of the Venetian Republic. Until the fall of the Serenissima (1797) it was the residence of the Doge and the seat of power and control of the Republic.

On the inside you can admire masterpieces by Tiziano, Veronese, Tintoretto and original furnishings. You can also cross through the Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs) as part of a visit to the prisons and the Secret itineraries tour.

Contacts & Details
sun, mon, tue, wed, thu 8:30 am – 9:00 pm; fri, sat 8:30 am – 11:00 pm

T: +39 041 271 5911
W: Website

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Past Exhibitions
Henri Rosseau: Archaic Candour
The Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia is dedicating an extraordinary exhibition to a central figure...
06 Mar 2015 - 05 Jul 2015
Venice, the Jews and Europe
The exhibition “Venice, the Jews and Europe”, organised to mark the fifth centenary of the...
19 Jun 2016 - 13 Nov 2016
Jheronimus Bosch and Venice
Palazzo Ducale , in the beautiful venue of the Appartamento del Doge, dedicates to Jheronimus Bosch,...
18 Feb 2017 - 04 Jun 2017
Douglas Gordon: Gente di Palermo
MUVE and the artist Douglas Gordon present in the suggestive Prigioni (Prisons) of Palazzo Ducale the...
13 May 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
John Ruskin: The stones of Venice
For the first time in Italy, an international event focuses on Ruskin the artist and on his relationship...
10 Mar 2018 - 10 Jun 2018
Canaletto and Venice
The Doge’s Apartments in the Palazzo Ducale of Venice host the exhibition “Canaletto and Venice”...
23 Feb 2019 - 09 Jun 2019