An unforgettable tour not to be missed!
ThePalazzo Ducalerepresented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In his splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic. You’ll live it together with a Guide that will show you the halls of power, plunging you in a very particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries.
You’ll be surprised of the rich details ofthe gold staircaseof the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building, you will relivethe anguish of theprisoners crossing the famousBridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hostingGiacomo Casanova. An unforgettable tour not to be missed! The ticket for the Palace is included in the tour price and will allow you to entry without waiting.
You will enjoy a panoramic walking tour with a qualified and experienced guide of the area between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, through a labyrinth of little canals, and sites of historic and artistic interest, passing by some special places:Teatro la Fenice(“The Phoenix”), one of the most famous opera houses in Europe, the site of many famous operatic premieres;Scala del Bovolo, a unique spiral staircase with a plethora of arches; Rialto Bridgeand its typical shops, one of the architectural icons of Venice. The tour does not include the commentary on St. Mark’s Square.
You may visit by yourself the other magnificent palaces around St. Mark’s Square under the name ofProcuratiewith the same ticket. You will discover the way of life of the venetians, with paintings, library, coinage, sculpture. You will be entered in the secrets of Venice Empire, with description of Arsenale who produced the famous battleshipGalea. You will visit the area built byNapoleonand the rooms restored forSissi Empress Austria.
Entrance ticket valid to visit yourself the palaces around St. Mark’s Square (Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana).