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

  Sala dello Scudo (Map room)
by Willettsworld

The tour of the Palazzo Ducale starts in the spacious Sala delle Quattro Porte (Hall of the Four Doors), whose ceiling is by Tintoretto. The Sala del Anti-Collegio (adjacent to the College Chamber, whose ceiling is also decorated by Tintoretto), the next main room, is where foreign ambassadors waited to be received by this committee of 25 members: It is decorated with works by Tintoretto, and Veronese's Rape of Europe, considered one of the palazzo's finest. Other rooms on the tour are the Sala dello Scudo (map room) where the walls are covered with maps of the world, the richly adorned Sala del Senato (Senate Chamber), with Tintoretto's ceiling painting, The Triumph of Venice. Here laws were passed by the Senate, a select group of 200 chosen from the Great Council, Stanza del Consiglio dei Dieci (Room of the Council of Ten, the republic's dreaded security police) and the Sala del Maggior Consiglio (Great Council Hall).

Open: 9am-7pm daily (Apr-Oct), 9am-5pm daily (Nov-Mar). Last admission: 90mins before closing).

Address: Piazza San Marco
Phone: +39 041 2715911
Website: http://www.palazzoducale.visitmuve.it

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  • Updated Sep 6, 2005
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