You cannot go to Venice without visiting the Doge! We opted to do the Secret Itineraries Tour, which was only around €25 each, and they took you all through the prison cells and the other rooms which you don't get to see under general admission. We also saw Casanova's prison cells, and they explain how he escaped, which is really interesting. Then once the tour is over, you can then go through the rest of the Palace, and stay there for however long you'd like to bask at the beauty of the entire place. Every room is absolutely captivating, and you are able to go through the famous Bridge of Sighs through to where the prison cells are.
This was such a lovely part of our trip - don't skip it.
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