The Doge’s Hidden Treasures
Reduced Admission Ticket for special itineraries at Doge's Palace
From April 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. The new itinerary, which requires reservations and a qualified guide, is an addition to what is already an extraordinary cultural offer from Fondazione Musei Civici in Venice; it unfolds in the Doge’s private rooms in the wing of the Doge’s Palace adjacent to the Basilica. After entering, near the Porta della Carta – with its lavish sculptures and marble decorations – visitors go up to the Loggiato, which is where the ruler of the Most Serene Republic would appear during public events. From this vantage point visitors can admire the entire area of Saint Mark’s with the buildings from different periods and in different styles that still mark the boundary. From there one continues to the Loggia Foscara, a Renaissance addition to the original Gothic arrangement of the Doge’s Palace. From here the itinerary 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, we continue up a steep staircase that is embellished with a picture by Titian of Saint Christopher, up to the Chiesetta and the Antichiesetta,
All ISIC cardholders showing the valid card at the ticketing office can enjoy the reduced admission ticket (14 EUR instead of 20 EUR)*.
The tour is accompanied by a specialized guide, for a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 25. It starts at established times according to the following schedule: – in Italian 11.00; – in English at 11.45; – in French at 12.30.
For more info: http://palazzoducale.visitmuve.it/en/the-museum/layout-and-collections/the-doges-hidden-treasures-itinerary/
*the ticket price includes visit to the Doge’s Palace
**Photo Credits: AvezzùOverview