A full 2-hour Venice walking tour of the Doge's Palace in Venice should be an absolute must for anyone visiting Venice. The most important building in Venice is the key for understanding the city and its inimitable form and longevity.
Within its walls, the city's form of government was as unique as the city itself, and during this captivating tour of the Doge's Palace, you'll learn all about the inner workings of the brain of Venice. Equipped with complimentary headphones, you'll be able to hear all the detailed commentary of your expert English-speaking guides, as they recount a fascinating story of the longest ever-running independent Republic in the history of the world.
Learn about the Venetian's unique form of government, the role of the Doge (the Duke of Venice) and the notorious Council of Ten, who were created to maintain the security of the State. Not to mention the notorious torture chambers and prisons reserved for enemies of the state. While housing all the institutions inside its chambers, that made Venice one of the most enlightened cities in the world, the Venetians themselves also adorned the Doge's Palace with fabulous works of Art that will be discussed during your tour.
Cross the Bridge of Sighs to see the prisons of the Doge's Palace. And of course, during your 2-hour tour, you'll discuss the architecture that went on to influence the rest of the city with its Byzantine-Gothic style of architecture, reflecting a city that neither belonged to the west or the east.