Doge’s Palace Tour
Experience the pomp and pageantry of the magnificent Doges, whose wizened exteriors masked a steel will to control international market forces. In the company of our expert Venice tour guide, walk onto the setting of one of the world’s great mercantile ‘dynasties’ on this small-group Venice tour. A must-see site in Venice, the Doge’s Palace embodies one of the grandest propaganda campaigns ever seen in history. Its superb gothic façade masked a sinister style of government developed to carefully drive the commercial interests so important to Venice’s history. Learn about the Doges’ cloistered lifestyles which were strictly interwoven into the very fabric of Venice and followed fascinating archaic rituals. Hear how the Doges orchestrated one of the greatest tragedies in the history of western culture and then profited from it. Follow in the footsteps of the condemned as we walk though bygone eras and see their poignant tracings engraved into the palace prison walls.