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Considering buying Doge’s museums tickets? Well, it’s time to stop considering and dive into the ducal experience of this unique town. Venice is the famous floating city with an ethereal ambiance of art and romance. It’s the city of love. The colorful houses lining the canals; traditional wooden gondolas gliding on the water under the quaint bridges; golden-red sun setting over the whimsical skyline; Venetian carnival masks peeking through the widows of the local shops Venice can be all that!
Just imagine reaching its shores from the sea as did uncountable travelers for centuries. The first sign you are approaching your destination rises from the horizon. It's the unmistakable outline of the Doge's Palace. And, being one of the vital representative symbols of Venetian culture, along with the Basilica di San Marco and the Piazzetta, it's the city's most famous sight.
This must-see landmark is, more often than not, hard to access. Why? Everyone wants to get a peek! The good news is, our Doge's Palace tickets come with a Fast Track Access, so you don't have to worry about long queues and even longer waiting times. The Doge's Palace online tickets price covers access to the palace as well the other attractions hurdled around St Marks Square including Museo Correr; Museo Archeologico Nazionale; last but not least, Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.
Venice has much to offer and Doge’s Palace is its shining crown. Nonetheless, the appeal comes at a price. Venice often welcomes as many as 60,000 tourists a day. If not carefully planned, what should have been a delightful holiday can quickly turn into a grumpy bundle of stress. Doge's Palace, or as Italians call it, Palazzo Ducale, is one of the top attractions in Venice and a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. It’s no surprise that Palazzo Ducale tickets often sell out a few days in advance!
What do we guarantee?
The Doge's palace skip the line tickets price includes reservation fees and tax. Amazingly, the ticket is valid for 3 months and grants you a single admission to every museum on the list. Hence, you can visit the Doge’s Palace one day and leave the rest of the museums for later.
The cherry on top, as mentioned before, purchasing Doge Palace tickets with us guarantees you a skip the line entry as well as an option to upgrade to Doge's Palace tour. No standing in an uncomfortable queue for hours, surrounded by crowds of tourists! You will be able to bypass the lines and enjoy the history, art, and splendor of Palazzo Ducale museum full of energy and curiosity instead of tiredness and anxiety!
For centuries, Doge’s Palace played a key role in the life of the Venetian Republic fulfilling three fundamental roles: Doge’s residence; the Palace of Justice and Seat of the Government. This is a place where some of the crucial decisions about the destiny of Venice and Europe were taken!
The first stable settlements in the Venetian lagoon sprouted after the fall of the Western Roman Empire (476) and the subsequent rise of barbarian raids on the mainland. Gradually, these settlements became more organized and even recognized as outposts of the Byzantine Empire. By the start of the 9th century, Venice had a reasonable level of independence. It was then the Doge Angelo Partecipazio moved the seat of government from the Malamocco island to the Rivoalto area (the present-day Rialto) and decided that this is the place to build Palazzo Ducale.
Though no trace remains of that 9th-century structure, it more likely resembled a castle than a palace. It featured four sighting towers and high defense walls. It had a strategic position thanks to which its residents could control the sea. As time went by, a series of fires and subsequent rebuilding turned the building to its current form, an impressive example of Venetian Gothic architecture. Despite the massive size, the colorful and decorated facade gives the building a light and elegant appearance.
The importance of Palazzo Ducale rests in its meaning during the era of the Republic. The palace was an expression of the Republic’s unique relationships with its citizens, a relationship of trust a and loyalty. Venetian citizens considered their government legitimate not by divine imposition or hereditary as was typical for other medieval cities, but as an expression of the Venetians choice and will.
The Palace Today
Therefore, after the fall of the Republic in 1797, its role changed radically. Venice was first fell under the French then Austrian rule and, ultimately, in 1866, it became a part of a unified Italy. During this period, various administrative offices and cultural institutions occupied the Doge’s Palace. However, towards the end of the 19th century, the building showed serious signs of decay. And so, the Italian government set aside considerable funds to commence an extensive restoration. Eventually, all public offices were transferred elsewhere. All except the State Office for the Protection of Historical Monuments which resides in the palace until today.
So, don't hesitate any longer! Book your Doge's Palace Venice tickets to the heart of the Venetian Republic and the principles they lived by! We also recommend you to buy St Mark's Basilica tickets as it's one of the most visit places in Venice.