Doge’s Palace audio tour
Monuments

Doge’s Palace audio tour

Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy a digital audio tour on your Android or iOS smartphone
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Institutional Chambers
  • Follow in the footsteps of the Doge at your own pace
  • Experience the art of Tiziano, Tintoretto and Veronese
  • Explore at your own pace the New Prisons of the Palace
What to expect

Delve into the tumultuous history of the Republic of Venice with a visit to the Doge’s Palace and discover its secrets with an immersive audio tour on your phone. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the most iconic landmark of Venice. This tour, combining an immersive audio tour with a detailed map of the site, is the perfect companion to Doge’s Palace and its riveting stories.

Upon accessing the Doge’s palace from Porta del Frumento, you will encounter the enormous interior courtyard. You will gain valuable insights into the long and eventful history of the building before you continue your audio tour to experience the impressive Scala dei Giganti, the enormous stairway which once hosted the solemn ritual of the Doge’s coronation.

Once you’ve climbed up the lush and highly ornate Scala d’Oro, you will step inside the institutional chambers of the palace, which were reserved for all the important meetings of the Venetian government. You will explore stunning halls, such as the Chamber of the Great Council, the Collegio and the Chamber of the Council of the Ten and marvel at the walls and ceilings covered with the paintings of Tintoretto, Veronese, Tiziano and many more great masters of the Venetian school.

Throughout your tour, you will have the opportunity to cross the famed Bridge of Sighs and visit the New Prisons of the Doge’s Palace. Learn about the sinister reputation of the Venetian penal system and the notorious old prisons and listen to the stories of world-famous inmates, such as the legendary womanizer Giacomo Casanova!

Your tour will end in front of the Porta della Carta, the once monumental entrance-way to the building from the Piazzetta. Before leaving the Doge’s palace, you’ll admire the intricate decorations of the imposing gate and listen to the story of the Republic’s last Doge and the fall of the once invincible maritime Empire.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android and iOS) in English
    • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps)
    What's not included
    • Entrance ticket to the Doge's Palace is not included
    • Live guide
    • Smartphone or headphones
    Where
    Meeting point:

    The tour is designed to start at the entrance of the Doge’s Palace (Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy). The easiest way to get there is on foot from Piazza San Marco. The tour ends at Porta della Carta, which is the main exit for the museum’s visitors (Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy).

    What to remember
    • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone. No live guide will accompany you. You need to book per device to be used, not per participant included
    • Please bear in mind that the entrance ticket is not included
    • Non-refundable once activated
    • You will receive an email after the purchase with important audio instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
    • The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
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    When

    This is a self-guided tour available for you to take at anytime

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    Provider
    Clio Muse PC
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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