Venice Doge's Palace + Hard Rock Cafe Silver Menu

Venice Doge's Palace + Hard Rock Cafe Silver Menu

Both at the Palace and at the Hard Rock Cafe, there’s no waiting in line and you are first to be seated.

Combine culture and fun!

Visit Venice's most glorious site, the Doge's Palace, and include a fun meal (the classic Silver Menu) at the famous Hard Rock Cafe restaurant chain founded in London in 1971. And both at the Palace and at the Hard Rock Cafe, there’s no waiting in line and you are first to be seated.

FAST TRACK ENTRY: Visit to Venice's Doge's Palace followed by lunch or dinner at Hard Rock Cafe (Silver Menu).

Select your preferred time to visit the Venice's Doge's Palace on the calendar. We will confirm the first available time closest to that of your choice, and we will also book your fabulous lunch or dinner at the Venice Hard Rock Cafe. They will be expecting you!

Your Hard Rock Cafe experience will follow your visit to the Doge's Palace, according to the confirmed time, and no less than 3 hours after your entrance time. Your table will be assigned according to the "Skip the Line" Formula – you will have the highest priority on the waiting list and be given the first table available. And all you'll need to do at that point is to choose your favorite Hard Rock Cafe classic from the “Silver Menu”:

  • 1 Dish of your choice:

Hard Rock Burger
Hard Rock Cheeseburger
Veggie Burger
Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich
Chicken Caesar Salad
Twisted Mac, Chicken and Cheese Pasta

  • 1 Drink of your choice:

Soft Drink
Coffee
Tea

  • 1 Ice Cream

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum or attraction will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be any time during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.

 

Important information concerning this Combo Venice's Doge's Palace + Hard Rock Cafe Silver Menu:

  • You will receive a voucher for the museum and a voucher for the restaurant; you must print both.
  • The Doge's Palace voucher must be shown at the reservations cashier of the museum 15 minutes before confirmed time.
  • The Hard Rock Cafe Voucher must be shown to the Host Stands at the restaurant. If you are delayed in your arrival at the restaurant, you are requested to contact them at the phone number indicated on the voucher BEFORE your reserved time.
  • Your table will be assigned according to the "Skip the Line" Formula – you will have the highest priority on the waiting list and be given the first table available.
  • FOR GROUPS WITH MORE THAN 8 PEOPLE: Due to the small space at the Cafe, availability of the table for the requested date is subject to confirmation by the Cafe.

 

ATTENTION: By selecting "audio guide" as you place your order, your visit will also include this service. Audio guides are available in Italian, English, French, German, and Spanish. Duration 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Save time ordering: Add all tickets for museums and other services you want to your basket, then fill in the form and send your request.

PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive an email with your order summary plus a second email confirming your successful payment. A confirmation email with links to the vouchers will be sent one business day after you place your order (Monday afternoon for orders submitted on Friday and during the weekend). Please make sure that your anti-spam filter does not block automatic emails from [email protected]

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Changing a confirmed visit: you can change the date and time of a confirmed visit, paying a penalty fee, and subject to museum availability.
  • Cancellation of confirmed visit: if you cancel a confirmed visit, the cost of unused ticket(s) will be refunded minus the service fee.
  • No shows: cost of unused ticket(s) will be refunded minus the service fee, upon request.

 

Ticket DOGE’S PALACE "The Museums of Saint Mark's Square": valid for one visit to each of the following museums: Doge’s Palace – Correr Museum – National Archaeological Museum – Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.

OPENING HOURS DOGE'S PALACE:

  • November 1 to March 31: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • April 1 to October 31: 8:30 am to 7:00 pm

Last access allowed 1 hour before closure.
Closed on December 25 and January 1.

 

How to get there: The Doge's Palace is located at the very center of Venice, San Marco 1, 30124 Venice. Entrance for the public is through the Porta del Frumento, Piazzetta San Marco (from the side facing the water). The nearest vaporetto/water bus stops are “S. Marco – S. Zaccaria” lines 1, 2 and more) or “S. Marco – Vallaresso” (line 1)

 

HARD ROCK CAFE VENICE

Bacino Orseolo, San Marco, 1192

OPENING HOURS HARD ROCK CAFE VENICE:

Monday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 11:30 pm.

How to get there: On Piazza San Marco, walk away from the Basilica of San Marco towards west, leaving the basilica behind your back. Exit the square on Calle del Salvadengo, which turns left and takes the name Fondamenta Orseolo. The Hard Rock Cafe is located on the left corner.

Visit Venice's most glorious site, the Doge's Palace, and include a fun meal (the classic Vinyl Menu) at the famous Hard Rock Cafe restaurant chain founded in London in 1971. And both at the Palace and at the Hard Rock Cafe, there’s no waiting in line and you are first to be seated.

HARD ROCK CAFE VENICE
Venice, or the "city of canals" as she's oftentimes referred to, has long been considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Spread over 118 small islands nestled in its lagoon at the northern end of the Adriatic Sea in northern Italy, the 1,500 year old city is accessible only on foot and by boat or "gondola" with automobiles being non-existent (beyond the point that connects Venice to the mainland).

The Hard Rock Cafe Venice is located literally behind Saint Mark's Square, the main tourist draw of the city. The cafe is the smallest Hard Rock Cafe in Europe with only 360 square meters, and is located in a beautiful and historic old building. From the wide side windows you’ll enjoy the view onto a busy canal and about 50 parked gondolas, as this is one of the main gondola stations. The cafe is decorated in elegant Venetian style and has a beautiful glass center feature hand made in the famous Murano glass factory.

With a menu full of mouth-watering American classics, memorabilia from the biggest names in rock, Hard Rock's signature cocktails, plus a full complement of city-specific merchandise to memorialize your visit, the Hard Rock Cafe Venice is sure to be a fun highlight of your time in Venice.

Silver Menu includes:

  • 1 Dish of your choice:

Hard Rock Burger
Hard Rock Cheeseburger
Veggie Burger
Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich
Chicken Caesar Salad
Twisted Mac, Chicken and Cheese Pasta

  • 1 Drink of your choice:

Soft Drink
Coffee
Tea

  • 1 Ice Cream

THE DOGE'S PALACE
The Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace) is a masterpiece of gothic art. And yet, a wide variety of architectural and ornamental elements contribute to its splendor, from ancient foundations built in the 1300s to the Renaissance additions including splendid manneristic details.

 

The Doge’s Palace consists of three main parts. One is the south facing wing, which is the oldest and contains the Sala del Maggior Consiglio (Hall of the Great Council). The second wing faces the Piazzetta San Marco. As the Palazzo di Giustizia it hosted the courts, and contains the Sala dello Scrutinio (Voting Hall). The Renaissance wing hosts the Doge's residence and many government offices.

Your visit to the Doge's Palace begins by entering the palace complex through the Porta del Frumento into the courtyard surrounded by the four wings. The small marble facade with the clock dates back to 1615. Two bronze wells from the middle of the 16th century are located in the center of the courtyard. The two oldest wings of the Doge's Palace present simple facades. The Renaissance wing shows rich decorations, including the Giant's Stairway, with the impressive statues of Mars and Neptune (sculpted by Sansovino in 1565), symbolizing the power of Venice on land and sea.

The staircase, conceived by Antonio Rizzo, is next to the arch built in the period of Doge Francesco Foscari. It is faced with Istria stone and red marble from Verona. The staircase leads to the Porta della Carta through the Foscari entrance hall, which is nowadays the visitors’ exit from the Doge's Palace. To the right of the stairway is the Cortile dei Senatori (16th century), where the senators would wait before government meetings. On the other side of this same wing the majestic Scala dei Censori (Censor's Staircase) leads to the upper floors of the Doge's Palace.

The former kitchen area of the Doge's Palace on the ground floor hosts the Museo dell'Opera and temporary exhibitions. The Opera Museum, called Fabbriceria or Procuratoria, was the head office for maintenance and management of restorations of the Doge's Palace.

The Museo dell'Opera hosts ancient architectural pieces of the Doge's Palace, including the capitals that were replaced by copies in an important restoration effort in 1875. These precious sculptures decorated the medieval facades of the Doge's Palace with allegoric, religious, moral, and political statements.

The first floor, called Piano delle Logge, includes entrances to the east, south, and west wings. From here, you can enjoy splendid views of the courtyard and the Piazzetta San Marco. This floor hosts the offices of the Soprintendenza per i Beni Ambientali e Architettonici di Venezia and some offices of the Musei Civici Veneziani.

From here, your Doge's Palace visit proceeds to the Scala d'Oro (Golden Staircase) through the Renaissance wing. This wing hosted the offices of many magistrates. You will see lions' mouths on the wall: citizens could place crime or embezzlement accusations into these. The messages would fall into a wooden box opened by the office to which they were addressed.

On this same wall you will also see two plaques. The first dates from the papacy of Urban V during the 1300s: It promises indulgences to whoever showed charity to prisoners. The other was created by Alessandro Vittoria to celebrate the 1674 visit of Henry III of France to Venice. Marble sculptures by Tiziano Aspetti decorate the access to the Scala d'Oro: one represents Atlas holding the heavens, the other Hercules killing the many-headed Hydra.

The apartments of the Doge are located in the palace area between the Rio della Canonica (the aquatic entrance to the Doge’s Palace), the Scala d'Oro and the apse of the Basilica di San Marco. A small but prestigious residence formed the basic nucleus of the apartments, while the rooms closest to the Scala d'Oro had the function of bridging the private life of the doge with his public duties. The doge retired to the private residence for dinner and to pass time with the members of his family at the end of the day.

Between the Piano delle Logge and the second floor lies the Atro Quadrato (Square Atrium). This atrium leads to the Stanze Istituzionali (Institutional Rooms), where the political and administrative life of the Republic was conducted. The main branches of government worked here: the Maggior Consiglio (Great Council), the Senato (Senate), the Collegio (Cabinet), and the most important justice magistrates, from the Consiglio dei Dieci (Council of the Ten) to the Quarantie (Appeal Court). In all the rooms, the decorations celebrate the virtue of the State and its functions.

The Doge's Palace, seat of all government institutions of the Republic, included the justice department and the prisons. During the second half of the 1500s a new building was constructed on the other side of the river entirely dedicated to prison functions. The construction of these “New Prisons” had the purpose of improving the living conditions of the prisoners.

Following tradition, the walls, roof, and ceiling of each cell were coated with crossed larch wood layers. These New Prisons are one of the first examples of construction solely dedicated for use as a state prison.

Your itinerary then takes you to the two lower floors and the prison courtyard, where you will also see the ceramic collection found during the archaeological excavations in the area. Your visit then continues to the Ponte dei Sospiri and the Sala dei Censori.

The Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs) was created in 1614 to connect the Doge's Palace to the New Prisons building. Two corridors separated by a wall form this famous closed and covered bridge. One corridor links the prisons to the Sale del Magistrato alle Leggi, the Sala della Quarantia Criminal, and to the noble floor of the palace. The other corridor joins the prisons to the Sale dell'Avogaria and the Parlatorio. Both corridors are connected to the stairs that lead from the Pozzi (the prisons below water level) to the Piombi (the prisons under the roof). The famous name of the Ponte dei Sospiri comes from the romantic era: leaving the tribunal of the Doge's Palace, the prisoners crossed the bridge to serve their sentence, sighing heavily as they caught a glimpse of freedom through the small windows.

The rooms of the Armeria host the museum of arms and ammunitions. Its nucleus dates back to the 16th century. During the Venetian Republic, the Armeria was under the protection of the Consiglio dei Dieci. It contained war instruments ready for use by the squires of the Doge's Palace, and the highly qualified and organized arsenalotti guards. Partially lost after the end of the Republic, the arms collection has today more than two thousand pieces.

Full Price Ticket

Reduced Price Ticket

  • Children aged 6 to 14
  • Escorts (max. 2 per group) for groups of children
  • Students* aged 15 to 29 (with valid student I.D.)
  • Escorts (max. 2 per group) for groups of students
  • EU and non-EU citizens over 65
  • Staff of the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali
  • Holders of the "Rolling Venice Card"

 

Combo Package is not available for FREE ADMISSION

PLEASE NOTE: Service fees (pre-sale and online booking fees), as well as fees for temporary exhibitions happening during your visit are due for ANY KIND OF TICKET as well as for free admission days.

 

Doge's Palace – SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR GROUPS:

Groups numbering more than 40 must be subdivided.

When accompanied by a guide, groups of 10 to 40 people must use “whisper audio” equipment. The “whisper audio” equipment is available for hire at €1 per person, payable upon pick up. (There is no hire charge for those who would have free admission to the Doge's Palace.)

When the audio equipment is collected, one adult member of the group must sign a form accepting responsibility for any possible loss or damage, and leave a valid I.D. at the desk (I.D. will be returned when the equipment is handed in at the end of the visit).

Groups with own “whisper audio” receivers can tune in on frequency 446 MHz.

WARNING: Admission to booked site or service will be denied without presenting the voucher or the ticket. Presenting a copy of the order form does by not give you the right to be admitted. No exceptions can be made to this rule.
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