The Doge’s Palace stands next to the San Marco Basilica on the Piazza San Marco. It was the seat of the government of Venice and the residence of the Doge, the ruler of the Republic of Venice. It was built between 1309 and 1424 and is a wonderful mix of Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance architecture. All the important political administrations were located here.
On the back side the palace is connected to the former prison through the Bridge of Sighs. These days the palace is a fascinating museum, with the Doge’s private quarters, impressive staircases, an armoury and beautiful art, including Inferno by Jeroen Bosch.
Address: San Marco 1, Venice