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Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour
68 USD
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Beat the crowds and gain priority access to the majestic Doge's Palace, one of Venice's most revered landmarks. With this special ticket, you'll be whisked past the lengthy queues, allowing you to delve into the rich history and stunning architecture of this iconic building.
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Kick-start your exploration of the iconic Doge's Palace with a hassle-free experience, sidestepping the lengthy queues that often come with visiting this popular landmark. As you step inside, your knowledgeable guide will delve into the rich history of the "La Serenissima" Republic of Venice, bringing the ornate palace to life. This stunning example of Venetian Gothic architecture was once the official residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Republic. Take a step back in time to Venice's golden era and wander through some of the city's most historical sites. Be amazed by the opulent apartments of the Doge, the spacious enclosed courtyards, and the breathtaking masterpieces by renowned artists Titian, Veronese, and Tintoretto. Next, venture into the Opera Museum, where you'll discover intricately carved 14th-century capitals adorned with allegorical engravings that blend the sacred and profane, history and legend, astronomy and astrology. Delve deeper into the palace's ancient entrance, the majestic Giants' Staircase, and the impressive statues of Mars and Neptune. Explore the Atrium, once a waiting room, and marvel at the stunning Golden Staircase, flanked by marble statues of Atlas and Hercules. Finally, experience the legendary Bridge of Sighs from a unique perspective – from the inside. Learn how the Doge's Palace was connected to its prisons, which once held infamous inmates like the charismatic Casanova.