The Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace) was created for the ruler of the Republic of Venice. The Doge was the elected leader of Venice, and once elected the Doge ruled for life. The Palace is next to St Mark's Cathedral. While in the Palace, make sure you visit the Palace jail. We were told that the infamous Casanova was a prisoner here, but was one of the few who made a successful escape.
This must be on your Top-5 Must-see sights because it's really breathtaking. I even liked its interiors more than Chateau Versailles in Paris, specially the golden Staircase, the armors room, and the vast chambers without a single pillar. The prison section is as interesting as the palace. This museum would take about 3 hours and it's definitely worth the visit.
Amazing rooms, great collections.buy Venetian card that include free visit to some museum incl this palace. See jail where Casanova spent time
Another iconic symbol of Venice, The pictures just don't do it justice. The architecture is completely breathtaking.
not to be missed....breathtaking, and massive. right in San Marcos Square, home of the Doge, and next to San Marcos Bascillica.
An incredible site with a rich history. Be sure to visit the museum and the courtyard!
Or "Dodges" (Duke's) palace...highly recommended -- the bridge of sighs is a must!
When one thinks of Venice this image is probably the first to come to mind.