The “Doge” was the name given to the elected leader of the Venetian Republic and this position existed until 1797 when the last Doge, Ludovico Manin abdicated on the conquest of the city by Napoleon. The Doge was elected by the aristocrats of the city and it was therefore an elected, rather than an hereditary role. The Doge both resided at the Palace and carried out his official duties here. You can visit the many staterooms (where various ceremonies and official functions were carried out) and the Doge’s apartments.
The Museums of St. Mark’s Square Pass (€13) covers the Doge’s Palace, Correr Museum and one other civic museum from the participating scheme, details here.
Daily 8.30am to 5.30pm(7pm in summer)
San Zaccaria or San Marco