"The Doge's Apartments" Palazzo Ducale - Doge's Palace Tip by Cristian_Uluru

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

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In the first floor of Palazzo Ducala you can see the private apartments of the Doge where him and his family lives.
One of the most interesting rooms you can see is The Scudo Room: the hall was used as a reception chamber, and its decoration with large geographical maps was designed to underline the glorious tradition that was at the very basis of Venetian power. You can see four geographical maps made in 1762 by the cartographer Francesco Grisellini. On this maps is descibed the voyages of the most famous Venetian explorers: Nicolo' and Antonio Zen, who travelled as far as Greenland; Pietro Querini, who was shipwrecked in the fjords of Norway; and Alvise da Mosto, who discovered the Cape Verde Islands.

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

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  • Updated May 22, 2006
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