Palazzo Ducale (Venice, Italy) Reviews
Description:(Doge's Palace). / (Doge's Palace).
Newest Review: ... There are some excellent statues on display around the exterior of the building, and some beautifully carved windows and pillars, which contribute to the stunning appearance of the pink marble and stone building. Décor is suitably lavish for a building of such importance, with suitably lavish staircases and furniture. There are paintings by Tintoretto throughout the building, including a ... more
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by - written on 25/07/00, updated on 25/07/00 (Very useful, 45 readings)
The Palazzo Ducale, or Doge's Palace, is one of Venice's best-known and impressive sights. Originally built in the 9th century as a fortified castle, the current Gothic palace was built in the 14th and early-15th centuries. The building spent a long time as the seat of Government for the Venetian republic, as well as housing the Palace of Justice, and being home to the doge. This illustrious history means that the building provides a fascinating guide to the history of the city, in addition to housing a superb collection of art. There are some excellent statues on display around the exterior of the building, and some beautifully carved windows and ... Read the complete review
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