Palazzina Grassi is situated in Venice’s historic center, just off the Grand Canal and 700 meters from the Fenice Theatre. This is Philippe Starck’s first Italian hotel, the only one in Venice. The air-conditioned rooms at PalazzinaG come with satellite...
Locally called Palazzo Ducale (Ducal Palace, Palace of the Duke), Doge’s Palace is a massive palace complex next to St. Mark’s Square and on a Venice canal, with ornate rooms, art and secret passageways.
A Gothic masterpiece, it is a remarkable complex made up of layers of structural materials and ornamentation, dating from the 14th and 15th centuries through the substantial Renaissance and luxurious Mannerist additions. Three big blocks make up the structure, which incorporates prior structures.
The wing facing St. Mark’s Basin is the oldest, dating back to 1340. From 1424 onwards, the wing facing St. Mark’s Square was constructed in its current configuration.
The canal-side wing, which houses the Doge’s residences and several government offices, was built between 1483 and 1565 during the Renaissance.
Top hotels near Doge's Palace
Offering luxurious rooms with antique furniture and fine fabrics, Hotel Metropole is set in a privileged place – 350 m from Saint Mark’s Square in Venice. The hotel boasts a modern restaurant, an ethnic lounge bar and a citrus garden...
Overlooking the Grand Canal, Centurion Palace provides 5-star luxury in Venice, next to the Church of Santa Maria della Salute. Drinks are served at the private courtyard of the hotel.
Travel info about Venice and Italy
Venice is a capital of Veneto region in Italy and it is located in a lagoon in the north Adriatic Sea. It was also the capital of Republic of Venice, sovereign state that was ruling the region from 7th until 18th century and stretched all the way to island of...
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Interesting facts about Doge's Palace
Here are some interesting facts about this amazing historic landmark:
- There were many attempts to replicate design of the palace, especially in the UK.
- There are paintings inside of the palace of all Doges who ruled Venice. Except one – he disgraced himself by attempting a coup.
- There’s a secret room in the palace where convicts were tortured. There were crossed to palace through Bridge of Sighs.