About the Museum


Interior View, Palazzo Ducale

Interior View, Palazzo Ducale

Exterior View, Palazzo Ducale

Exterior View, Palazzo Ducale

Interior View, Palazzo Ducale

Interior View, Palazzo Ducale

Palazzo Ducale

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The iconic building of the Palazzo Ducale was built in 1340 in the Venetian gothic style and encompasses the Biblioteca Marciana, the ornately decorated doge’s apartments, the Museo dell’Opera, and the famous Bridge of Sighs which led to the city’s prison. The palace’s baroque interiors are complemented by numerous frescoes by Venice’s greatest masters including Tintoretto, Veronese and Paduan artist Guariento. The museum also includes an Armoury, ranging from 15th century armour to 17th century firearms, and numerous secret passageways that lead to underground wells and the prison’s Chamber of Torment.

Collection Highlights


The Coronation of the Virgin

Guariento

The Coronation of the Virgin
Paradise

Domenico Tintoretto and Domenico Robusti

Paradise
The Rape of Europa

Paolo Veronese

The Rape of Europa
St Christopher

Titian

St Christopher
The Lion of St Mark

Vittore Carpaccio

The Lion of St Mark
Palazzo Ducale: Collection Highlights
The Coronation of the Virgin

Guariento

The Coronation of the Virgin, 1365-1366
fresco
Sala del Guariento, Venezia, Palazzo Ducale
Paradise

Domenico Tintoretto and Domenico Robusti

Paradise, 1588-1594
oil on canvas
Sala del Maggior Consiglio Venezia, Palazzo Ducale
The Rape of Europa

Paolo Veronese

The Rape of Europa, 1576-1580
oil on canvas
Sala dell'Anticollegio Venezia, Palazzo Ducale
St Christopher

Titian

St Christopher , 1523-1524
fresco
Affresco Sala dei Filosofi Venezia, Palazzo Ducale
The Lion of St Mark

Vittore Carpaccio

The Lion of St Mark, 1516
oil on canvas
Sala Grimani, Venezia, Palazzo Ducale

Exhibitions


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Douglas Gordon. Gente di Palermo

13 May - 24 Nov 2017
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Treasures of the Mughals and the Maharajas: The Al Thani Collection

9 Sep 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
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