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Doge's Palace Paradise By Tintoretto

Doge's Palace Paradise By Tintoretto

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Doge's Palace was the residence of the Doge (Duke). The Doge was the chief magistrate and leader of the Most Serene Republic of Venice for over a thousand years. 

Doge's Palace is built in the Venetian Gothic style with the confluence of Byzantine styles from Constantinople, Arab influences from Moorish Spain and early Gothic forms from mainland Italy. It was created in the 9th century and was destroyed several times by fire. You can still see frescoes from the 12th century.

Doge's apartments and institutional chambers are richly decorated. There's a beautiful ceremonial staircase in the Courtyard featuring two colossal statues of Mars and Neptune. They represent Venice's power by land and by sea. The statues are work of Sansovino. They are so huge that the staircase itself was named The Giants' Staircase.

The Italian adventurer Giacomo Casanova was a famous prisoner in the palace prisons. In his biography he describes escaping the prison through the roof and re-entering the palace. The prison is connected to the palace by the Bridge of Sighs.

  • Doge’s Palace facade
  • Pigeons
  • Calle Bianca Cappello Lights
  • Calming Sunset
  • Water Reflection
  • Salute Dome as seen from Grand Canal
  • Temple Of Aesculapius
  • Tulips
  • Secret Garden
  • Piazza Di Spagna
  • Trinita Dei Monti
  • Barcaccia Fontain
  • Seen From Colloseum