Scala dei Giganti
This late 15th century stair by the hand of Antonio Rizzo was only used for ceremonies.
Don't miss to have a look at the inner courtyard. It's a must to see. The architecture is just wonderful.
Porta della Carta, this 15th century Gothic gate used to be the palace's main entrance. Now it's the exit for the tourists.
The Dukes' Palace - a most unusual building, used to be a government residence.
Intriguing history in this former home of Venetian rulers. Includes the world's largest oil painting and the prisons. And less crowded than you might expect, at least when I was there.
It's the old residence of the Dogos. This place is a symbol of the Venetian Gothic, with its wonderful arcades and light facade.
It's surely worth a visit and the 18.000 liras ticket entitles you to other 6 museums: Correr Museum, Archaeological Museum, Marciana Library, Mocenigo Palace, Glass Museum, Lace Museum.
Palazzo Ducale: Visit the former official residence of Venetian Dodges. Admission: 14000 Lire
The Doges Palace, or the Palazzo Ducale. This is where the elected rulers (Doges) of La Repubblica Serenissima sat until Napoleon waltzed in in 1797.