Palazzo Ducale or The Doge's Palace

Doge's Palace - Venice

One of the premier symbols of Venice: Although the office of the Doge of Venice was created in the seventh century, it was not until the 9th century that the first ducal palace was built. This old palace was destroyed by a series of fire. The existing Palazzo Ducale, located at one end of the […]

A Secret Tour Inside the Doge’s Palace

Arco Foscari - triumphal arch

Doge’s Palace – Home to the Doge as well as the Infamous Prisons: Since the early days of the Venetian Republic, the Doge’s Palace was the seat of the government, housed the Palace of Justice and was the residence of the Doge. It was also used to house the administrative offices of the government, along […]