Venice Carnival

The magic of the Venice Carnival comes to you, wherever you are, thanks to a calendar of virtual events dedicated to its history and traditions.

The Imperial Rooms of Sissi Royal Palace

Open to the public in July 2012 the new itinerary of the Imperial Rooms of the Royal Palace in Venice: a complex project, ended with the acquisition and the restauration of nine rooms, before occupied by public offices. This project is realized by the Comité Français pour la Sauvegarde de Venise and the collaboration of […]

The Doge’s Apartment

Gli appartamenti del Doge - Palazzo Ducale

The rooms intended for private life, are about twenty and developed, at least until the seventeenth century, in the mezzanines above and below the main floor. The fundamental nucleus of the apartment was therefore a certain prestigious dwelling, but not too extensive. Far from rare, then, was that a doge before the election had been […]

The courtyard of the Doge's Palace

Entering the Palace from the Wheat Gate, located on the oldest south wing, on the left is the wing towards the Piazzetta, facing west, on the right the Renaissance wing, to the east. The courtyard is closed, in front, from a fourth side, to the north, where The Doge's Palace borders St. Mark's Basilica, which […]

The Opera Museum at the Doge's Palace

Museo dell'Opera di Palazzo Ducale

The Opera Museum The Opera, also called fabbriceria or procuratoria, was in ancient times a kind of technical office in charge of the maintenance of the building and the management of the countless reform and renovation interventions suffered during its long history. The Opera kept documents and vestiges of its business One of the most […]

The prisons of the Doge’s Palace

Le prigioni di Palazzo Ducale

Bridge of Sighs The visit to the Prisons begins with a small downhill staircase that leads from the Hall of the Magistrate to the Laws leads into a narrow corridor that is nothing more than one of the two crossings of the famous Bridge of Sighs. The Bridge of Sighs was built in 1614 to […]