getting to doges palace

How to Get to the Doge’s Palace

There’s plenty to see and do in the historic city of Venice. Gondola rides along the Grand Canal, people-watching at the central piazza, or exploring historic sites like St. Mark’s Basilica or the Doge’s Palace. The Palace is a centuries-old castle that once was the administration and residence of the Doge of Venice. Today, it is a popular museum visited by millions each year. If you’re planning a visit, here’s what you need to know about how to get to the Doge’s Palace.

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Getting There
Where is the Doge’s Palace located?

It is located at P.za San Marco, 1, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy.
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What is the best way to get to the Doge’s Palace?

Since Venice is a water city, the fastest way to get to the Doge’s Palace is by taking a water taxi. You can also alternatively walk, or take a metro to the Venice train station.

Can I take the Vaporetti (water taxi) to Doge’s Palace?

Yes, taking the water taxi is the best way to get to the Doge’s Palace. Alight at San Zaccaria or Vallaresso stop if you take Line 1, or at Giardinetti stop if you take Line 2 from either Santa Lucia, Piazzale Roma or Lido di Venezia stations.

Where is the Doge’s Palace entrance?

The public entrance is located at Porta del Frumento of the Doge’s Palace.

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