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          Doge's Palace Details

          The Doges Palace (Palazzo Ducale) was once the seat of all power in the city of Venice. It was home to the government. This pink Verona marble palace was also the rulers main residence. The 15th century building enjoys a well-earned reputation for embodying history and culture. It is an enormous Gothic complex beside the Basilica San Marco in the Piazza San Marco. Its light and airy combination of marble and Istrian stone arcades broke with tradition in design.Some of the highlights are the Arco Foscari - a triumphal arch in the courtyard. There is the Giants Staircase designed by Antonio Rizzi for ceremonial purposes. You can also visit the Court of the cord (Torture Chambers) and the Compass Room. Spend time admiring the Sala dOro with its staircase by Sansorvino and arched lavish decor. In the Great Council Hall there is an entire wall displaying Paradise (1588-1592) by Domenico and Jacopo Tintorreto. This is the worlds largest oil painting. It is impossible to enjoy the beauty and treasures of the Palazzo Ducale in a single day. Give yourself more time.

          Address: San Marco, 1, 30124 Venezia, Italy

          Open hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

          Phone: +39 041 271 5911

          Architect: Filippo Calendario, Bartolomeo Bon, Andrea Bregno, Antonio Abbondi, Giovanni Bon