Ducal Palace

Riva degli Schiavoni, 4209. (Open Map)


Formerly the doge’s residence and the seat of Venetian government, the Palace is the very symbol of Venice. A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the building and its sculptural decoration date from various periods. The interior – with works by artists such as Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, Vittoria and Tiepolo – comprises vast council chambers, delicately-decorated residential apartments and austere prison-cells.

Along the facades of the Palace run loggias that overlook St. Mark’s Square and the lagoon. The Doge’s Palace is included in the combined entrance ticket which also allows access to the Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of Biblioteca Marciana.