Porta della Carta, Venice

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Take a behind-the-scenes look at how Venice used to be run at Porta della Carta, which once served as the residence of the doges, the city's chief magistrates. Regarded as a masterpiece of Venetian Gothic architecture, the palace is now a popular museum, attracting more than 1 million visitors each year. Works by such artists as Titian, Veronese, Tiepolo, and Tintoretto fill the interior. You can explore the monumental council chambers and richly decorated residential suites where major decisions affecting the city's fate were once made. Look in on the grim prison cells where the doges' political opponents were often locked away. A ticket for the nearby museums also grants access to this palace. Explore your ticket options online, and book well in advance to avoid standing in long lines. Our Venice trip itinerary planner makes visiting Porta della Carta and other Venice attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A visit which is worth to understand the history of Venice. Splendid rooms. A lot for his money.
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  • Gorgeous Palace. Buy your ticket online-within value is input to other attractions. Do not we fell surprisingly in queues. Give a little more time in the cells in lower spaces
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  • Great tour of the Palace began with old prisons, continued up to the attic to finally finish on the classic circuit it was a great visit I recommend the Palace is really worth the trip
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