Following the extensive conservative restoration work that has restored the original splendor of its interior, from April 1, 2015 the evocative rooms of the Chiesetta and Antichiesetta del Doge will be the fulcrum of a new, fascinating artistic-historical tour to discover The Doge’s Hidden Treasures in the Doge’s Palace, unfolding in the Doge’s private rooms in the wing of the Doge’s Palace adjacent to the Basilica.
Mandatory booking, tour with qualified guide.
Available every day as follows:
- English 11:45am
- Italian 11am
- French 12:30pm
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 is made on the day of the request.
Accessibility: The spaces have, in some cases, small size and are on different levels connected by steep and narrow stairs: are therefore not accessible to those with mobility problems and is not recommended for those suffering from claustrophobia, vertigo of cardio-respiratory disorders. They are also not suitable for pregnant women. Children under 6 are not allowed.
The ticket gives 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 at Doge's Palace.
This reservation is made through an agency authorized by the official licensee of Venice Museums.
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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.
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 after the confirmation is sent.
No refund is possible for or cancellations 5 days after the confirmation is sent, and for no shows.
Before You Book
PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive two emails. The first email contains your order summary (this one you receive immediately after placing your order), the second email confirms your successful payment (one business day after placing the order). In order to receive these two emails, please make sure that you enter your email address correctly and check that antispam or antivirus filters do not block emails from our [email protected] address. Users of AOL, Comcast and Sbcglobal.net need to pay special attention to this, please. Vouchers will also be available, one business day after the request, at your dashboard.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, will be automatically confirmed if your preferred time is no longer available.
Doge's Palace - The Doge's Hidden Treasures
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.
Once a confirmation code has been assigned to your reservation, we can refund the cost of unused tickets, also for no-shows, minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee).