"Palace" Palazzo Ducale - Doge's Palace Tip by rozehill

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

  Doges Palace
by rozehill

The Doge's Palace, Venice, has facades which date from 1309-1424, designed by Giovanni and Bartolomeo Buon. The palace, started in the ninth century, several times rebuilt, and completed in the Renaissance period, forms part of that great scheme of town-planning which was carried out through successive centuries. The facades, with a total length of nearly 152 m (500 ft), have open arcades in the two lower storeys, and the third storey was rebuilt after a fire in the sixteenth century, so as to extend over the arcades. This upper storey is faced with white and rose-coloured marble, resembling ornate windows and finished with a lace-like parapet of oriental cresting

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

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  • Written Mar 14, 2003
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