Doge’s Palace receives visitors daily from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The time for the last entry is 5:00 PM.
You can visit Palazzo Ducale any time of the year, and it’s an indoor museum. Therefore, you don’t need to concern yourself with the weather conditions.
The best time to visit this museum is on weekdays from 9:00 AM till noon because the number of visitors is lower.
This imposing Venetian Gothic building was the seat of power of the Doge of Venice, the head of the Venetian Republic. Here’s what you can do in this magnificent building:
Traveling by vaporetto is the best option, and you can reach Palazzo Ducale from multiple locations across Venice.
For example, you can get to Doge’s Palace from Santa Lucia Railway Station by boarding a vaporetto on Lines 1, 2, 4.1, and 5.1. Exit the vaporetto on Vallaresso or San Zaccaria stop for Line 1, Giardinetti for Line 2, and San Zaccaria for Lines 4.1 and 5.1.
Access to Doge’s Palace is part of the St. Mark’s Square Ticket that you can purchase online or on the spot.
Tickets for adults cost €25 online and purchased at least 30 days before the visit or €30 on the spot. Children (6 to 14 y.o.), students, and seniors pay only €13 for online tickets or €15 on the spot.
Taking the tour Venice: Magnificent Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Basilica is a perfect opportunity to see Palazzo Ducale, admire the magnificent St. Mark’s Basilica, and walk across the iconic St. Mark’s Square.
You can order tickets to Doge’s Palace three months in advance at least. The official website is somewhat hard to navigate, and the tickets purchased there are non-refundable. Therefore we suggest booking tickets on our website since it’s easier and you get an exciting tour as well.
We recommend booking tickets in advance since you can save money by purchasing them online. The difference between prices of tickets booked in advance and tickets bought on the spot is significant: €5 for adult tickets and €2 for children, students, and seniors.