Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace) is an iconic symbol of Venice, situated in the San Marco district, next to Basilica di San Marco (St Mark's Basilica) in the heart of the city, located in the central piazza with the same name. It is a masterpiece of Venetian Gothic architecture, built in 812. During the Republic of Venice it was the headquarters for the Doge (an elected chief-of-state lordship), and the Venetian Magistracy. Today, it is the location for Museo Civico di Palazzo Ducale (Civic Museum of Doge's Palace). Do you want to park near the Doge's Palace? On Parclick you can choose from the best car-parks in Venice. Obviously the best option to visit the Doge's Palace is on foot, to not only enjoy the beauty of the building, but also the enchantment of Piazza San Marco and the Basilica di San Marco. Moreover, given the lack of roads throughout the lagoon, the best solution for visiting the Doge's Palace that Parclick offers you, is to leave you vehicle on the mainland in Mestre, and take a bus over Ponte della Libertà (Bridge of Liberty), or alternatively a train stop from Venice Mestre Train Station to Venezia Santa Lucia. If however you prefer to park directly in the lagoon area, Parclick recommends leaving your vehicle in one of the car parks in Piazzale Roma, that are a stone’s throw from the centre and the last accessible area for vehicles. From Piazzale Roma, it is easy to get around the entire city on foot, enjoying a stroll among bridges and narrow streets, or, why not a ride on a gondola along the canals to the Doge's Palace. On the other hand, if you prefer getting around on a steamboat, you can take the Line 2 steamboat from Piazzale Roma, that runs along Grand Canal, just metres away from the Doge’s Palace.
Most Serene Republic of Venice
Visitors can also reach the Doge's Palace through Porta del Frumento, that initially leads into a courtyard where the coronation of the doge would take place. The Palazzo is on different levels, the first floor holds the Museo dell’Opera, and after climbing the Scala dei Giganti, one finds oneself in Piano delle Logge, where it is possible to visit the Sala dello Scrigno and the Sala della Milizia da Mar. The Scala d'Oro on the other hand leads to the first Noble Floors, with the Doge's apartments, the Magistracy’s Offices, and the building’s main room, the Hall of the Full Council. There would be numerous other rooms to mention, such as those on the second noble floor, as well as the works of art inside the building, all by the most important and famous Venetian Masters of that period, such as Tintoretto, Palma il Giovane, Tiziano Vecellio (Titian), Paolo Veronese, and many others. Don’t waste any time, book your parking space near the Doge's Palace now with Parclick and let yourself be enchanted by its history and art!