Doge's Palace

The Doge’s Palace, once the seat of the Doge, is one of the symbols of the city of Venice and a masterpiece of Venetian Gothic, it is a building that is located in the monumental area of Piazza San Marco, between ‘ homonymous square and the Doge’s Palace pier, contiguously to the basilica of San Marco.

Ancient seat of the Doge and the Venetian courts, founded after the 812, repeatedly struck by fires and consequently rebuilt, has followed the history of the Serenissima, the dawn until the fall: Venice annexed to the Kingdom of Italy and past the building under the jurisdiction of the latter, it became a museum. Today it houses the headquarters of the Museum of Palazzo Ducale, part of the Civic Museums Foundation of Venice (MUVE)

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