Doge's Palace Tour: The Doge's Hidden Treasures

Doge's Palace Tour: The Doge's Hidden Treasures

Visit the Doge’s private appartments, and see the beautiful restoration work!

A splendid opportunity!

Discover a part of the Doge’s Palace that was not accessible before! Following the extensive restoration work that has brought the Doge’s evocative private rooms, with the Chiesetta and Antichiesetta del Doge back to their original splendor. The Doge’s Hidden Treasures is an artistic-historical tour that unfolds in the Doge’s private rooms in the wing of the Doge’s Palace adjacent to the Basilica at San Marco.


Mandatory booking, tour with qualified guide.

Available every day as follows:

  • English 11:45 am
  • Italian 11:00 am
  • French 12:30 pm

Number of people per group: minimum 2, maximum 10

Duration: around 1 hour and 15 minutes

NOTE: The visit is confirmed 120 days before the date, so reservation guarantees the inclusion on the waiting list and delivery of the voucher as soon as we receive it from the Tower management. Charge to credit card made ​​the business day following the request.

Accessibility: The spaces are, in some cases, quite small and are on different levels connected by steep and narrow stairs - the tour is therefore not accessible to those with mobility problems and is not recommended for those suffering from claustrophobia, vertigo or cardio-respiratory disorders. It is also not suitable for pregnant women. Children under 6 years of ager are not allowed.

The ticket offers a reduction when booking a visit to the Clock Tower.

Reservations must be made with a minimum of 1-day notice and must be picked up directly at Doge's Palace.

This reservation is made through an agency authorized by the official licensee of Venice Museums.


Cancellation Policy:

Once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation we can refund the cost of unused tickets minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee) up to 5 days before the date of the visit.

No refund is possible for or cancellations less than 5 days before the visit, and for no shows.

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

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After entering near the Porta della Carta with its lavish sculptures and marble decorations, you will be lead up to the Loggiato, which is where the ruler of the Most Serene Republic would appear during public events.

From this vantage point you’ll see the entire area of Saint Mark’s with its buildings from different periods and in different styles that still mark the perimeter.

From there, your itinerary continues to the Loggia Foscara, a Renaissance addition to the original Gothic arrangement of the Doge’s Palace. Inside are the coffers where the State Treasures are conserved. Your path continues to the hanging Terrace, and going through part of the Doge’s Apartment – where he enjoyed his private life with his family, the scudieri and servants’ quarters. You’ll continue up a steep staircase that is embellished with a painting by Titian of Saint Christopher, up to the Chiesetta and the Antichiesetta (the private chapels), frescoed in the mid eighteenth century by Jacopo Guarana and Gerolamo and Agostino Mengozzi Colonna.

In this brightly lit room, enlarged by the trompel’oil of the wall frescoes, is a sculpture of Virgin with Child and Angels by Jacopo Sansovino. The models that Sebastiano Ricci used for the second arch of the Basilica with The Translation of the Body of Saint Mark are conserved in the Antichiesetta.

Full Price Tickets


Reduced Price Tickets:

  • children from 6 to 14 years of age
  • students from 15 to 25 years of age
  • guides (max. 2) for children’s or students’ groups
  • holders of the RollingVenice Card; holders of VeneziaUnica package
  • holders of MuveFriend Card
  • those who have purchased tickets for The Museums of Saint Mark’s Square, Museum Pass, Clock Tower
  • I.C.O.M. members
  • staff of Ministry for Heritage and Cultural Activities

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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