Inside the massive Palazzo Ducale, this tour includes several recently restored, previously inaccessible areas, including the Doge's balcony overlooking the piazza, the Loggia Foscara, the State Coffers, the private ducal apartment and servant's quarters, some steep narrow staircases (you wonder how some of the older doges managed!), one with a fresco of St Christopher by Titian, and the Doge's private chapel, with a Virgin and Child by Jacopo Sansovino.
Also see the older Secret Itinerary.
Hours English tour daily at 11.45. Groups limited to 10 people a day; online booking and printed voucher essential.
Adm €28, €15 ages 6 to 14 and students from 15 to 25.
+39 041 4273 0892
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