"Palazzo Ducale - Giants staircase" Palazzo Ducale - Doge's Palace Tip by Willettsworld

Palazzo Ducale - Doge's Palace, Venice: 225 reviews and 482 photos


The first thing you'll probably see as you walk into the courtyard of the palace is the Giants staircase that rises to the first level in the corner. Jacopo Sansovino's enormous staircase was built in the 15th century and was the scene of the doges' lavish inaugurations and was never used by mere mortals. At the top of the staircase are the statues of Mars and Neptune, symbols of Venice's power.

Address: Piazza San Marco
Phone: +39 041 271 5911
Website: http://www.palazzoducale.visitmuve.it

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  • Written Sep 6, 2005
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