Venice, Italy: The Doge's Palace
More info about travel to Venice: The Doge's Palace — the ruling center and opulent, art-filled residence of Venice's duke — was built to show off the wealth of the republic and to remind visitors that Venice's mighty trading empire was number one. For four centuries (about 1150-1550), this was the most powerful half-acre in Europe. The evocative Bridge of Sighs connects the palace to the prison next door.
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Doge's Palace Tour, Venice - Italy (Palazzo Ducale)
Doge's Palace was the residence of Doge's in Venice. Doges were the supreme authority of the Venetian Republic. The Palace is one of the top attractions in Venice. The ticket costs 25 Euros.
Doge's Palace, Venice
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THE DOGE'S PALACE, VENICE - A HOME WHERE THE ART IS
(See also THE GRAND CANAL BY VAPORETTTO Large residence with spacious courtyard and impressive internal decor. Glorious sea views. Well served by public transport and ideally situated for church, restaurants and shops. Viewing essential. (30 July 2012)
The Doge's Palace in Venice, Italy || Duke's Palace || Palazzo Ducale
The Doge's Palace, or Palazzo Ducale in Italian, was the seat of government in the city state of Venice, Italy
for hundreds of years. During that time, the palace was built and decorated with as much decadence and luxury as possible, and today the building is open to the public for viewing and exploring!
Join Marti from Down the Wrabbit Hole Travel as she and her friends tour through Palazzo Ducale, checking out the art, sculpture, and amazing architectural features of the Doge's Palace. We even got to explore the palazzo's prison, including Casanova's cell, the beautiful Bridge of Sighs, and the military museum. There's so much to see in Palazzo Ducale!
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Legendary Venice: St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace | Walks of Italy
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Medieval Dungeon - Doge's Palace - Venice Italy
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Doge's Palace from the Outside @ 1:34
Doge's Palace - Swords - Crossbows - Shields @ 4:25
View Bridge of Sighs from the outside @ 3:46
View Bridge of Sighs from the INSIDE @ 6:19
Doge's Palace - Jail Cells @ 8:24
The Bridge of Sighs - The bridge's name, given by Lord Byron as a translation from the Italian Ponte dei sospiri in the 19th century, comes from the suggestion that prisoners would sigh at their final view of beautiful Venice through the window before being taken down to their cells.
(Italian and Venetian: Ponte dei Sospiri) is a bridge located in Venice, northern Italy. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone, has windows with stone bars, passes over the Rio di Palazzo, and connects the New Prison (Prigioni Nuove) to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace. It was designed by Antonio Contino (whose uncle Antonio da Ponte had designed the Rialto Bridge) and was built in 1600.
The Doge's Palace (Italian: Palazzo Ducale; Venetian: Pałaso Dogal) is a palace built in Venetian Gothic style, and one of the main landmarks of the city of Venice in northern Italy. The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Venetian Republic, opening as a museum in 1923. Today, it is one of the 11 museums run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia.
The rooms in which the Doge lived were always located in this area of the palace, between the Rio della Canonica – the water entrance to the building – the present-day Golden Staircase and the apse of St. Mark’s Basilica. The disastrous fire in this part of the building in 1483 made important reconstruction work necessary, with the Doge’s apartments being completed by 1510. The core of these apartments forms a prestigious, though not particularly large, residence, given that the rooms nearest the Golden Staircase had a mixed private and public function. In the private apartments, the Doge could set aside the trappings of office to retire at the end of the day and dine with members of his family amidst furnishings that he had brought from his own house (and which, at his death, would be promptly removed to make way for the property of the new elected Doge).
Venice Italy Tour | Doge's Palace
Venice Italy Tour | Doge's Palace
Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries Tour & St. Mark's Basilica | Walks
Take a step off the normal tourist path on the Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries Tour: An all-access adventure into the rooms Venetian dukes tried to hide. Visit Casanova's prison cell, the torture chamber and the secret archives. You'll also explore the best general access areas, finishing your exploration inside St. Mark's Basilica, gaping at jaw-dropping gold mosaics.
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Video taken with GoPro Hero 6 Black and Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II. Doges Palace Venice Italy walk through. We explore central Venice go to mass at St Marks and take the train back to Rome.
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Venice: Doge's Palace in 4k
Video shows views interior of Doge’s Palace including Courtyard, Scala d’Oro, Giants’ staircase, Sala del Maggior Consiglio, Sala del Collegio, Sala del Senato, etc.
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Doge's Palace, St. Marks Cathedral and Glass Showroom, Venice, Italy
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VENICE | Gondola Ride, Burano, St Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace
A romantic weekend in Venice, Italy. We saw all the main sights like St. Mark's Square, Doge's Palace. Of course, we went on a gondola ride, went on an island tour of Burano, Murano, and Torcello. And obviously, we ate lots of yummy Italian food!
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Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco,Venice
Some video I shot during a visit to Venice in September, 2016. The Doge's Palace is one of the major buildings in the area of St Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco).
The Doge's Palace, Venice, Italy!
The Doge's Palace (Italian: Palazzo Ducale) is a palace built in Venetian Gothic style, and one of the main landmarks of the city of Venice in northern Italy
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28 Visiting the Doge's Palace April 18 2016 Insight Vacations Luxury Gold The Doge's Palace was a sight I will never forget. Each salon seemed to be grander than the previous one. Insight Vacations treated us to a tour with another top guide. The artwork and detail into the Palace left everyone in our group at a loss for words at how beautiful it truly is. The stark comparison of the beauty of the art to the small jail cells and the Bridge of Sighs made me contemplate how truly fortunate I am.
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Doge's Palace, Venice, Veneto, Italy, Europe
The Doge's Palace is a palace built in Venetian Gothic style, and one of the main landmarks of the city of Venice, northern Italy. The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice, opening as a museum in 1923. Today, it is one of the 11 museums run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. In 2010, it was visited by 1,358,186 people. In 810, Doge Angelo Partecipazio moved the seat of government from the island of Malamocco to the area of the present-day Rialto, when it was decided a palatium duci, a ducal palace, should be built. However, no traces remains of that 9th-century building as the palace was partially destroyed in the 10th century by a fire. The following reconstruction works were undertaken at the behest of Doge Sebastiano Ziani (1172–1178). A great reformer, he would drastically change the entire layout of the St. Mark's Square. The new palace was built out of fortresses, one façade to the Piazzeta, the other overlooking the St. Mark's Basin. Although only few traces remain of that palace, some Byzantine-Venetian architecture characteristics can still be seen at the ground floor, with the wall base in Istrian stone and some herring-bone pattern brick paving. Political changes in the mid-13th century led to the need to re-think the palace's structure due to the considerable increase in the number of the Great Council's members. The new Gothic palace's constructions started around 1340, focusing mostly on the side of the building facing the lagoon. Only in 1424, did Doge Francesco Foscari decide to extend the rebuilding works to the wing overlooking the Piazzetta, serving as law-courts, and with a ground floor arcade on the outside, open first floor loggias running along the façade, and the internal courtyard side of the wing, completed with the construction of the Porta della Carta (1442). In 1483, a violent fire broke out in the side of the palace overlooking the canal, where the Doge's Apartments were. Once again, an important reconstruction became necessary and was commissioned from Antonio Rizzo, who would introduce the new Renaissance language to the building's architecture. An entire new structure was raised alongside the canal, stretching from the ponte della Canonica to the Ponte della Paglia (it), with the official rooms of the government decorated with works commissioned from Vittore Carpaccio, Giorgione, Alvise Vivarini and Giovanni Bellini. Another huge fire in 1547 destroyed some of the rooms on the second floor, but fortunately without undermining the structure as a whole. Refurbishment works were being held at the palace when on 1577 a third fire destroyed the Scrutinio Room and the Great Council Chamber, together with works by Gentile da Fabriano, Pisanello, Alvise Vivarini, Vittore Carpaccio, Giovanni Bellini, Pordenone, and Titian. In the subsequent rebuilding work it was decided to respect the original Gothic style, despite the submission of a neo-classical alternative designs by the influential Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. However, there are some classical features for example, since the 16th century, the palace has been linked to the prison by the Bridge of Sighs. As well as being the ducal residence, the palace housed political institutions of the Republic of Venice until the Napoleonic occupation of the city in 1797, when its role inevitably changed. Venice was subjected first to French rule, then to Austrian, and finally in 1866 it became part of Italy. Over this period, the palace was occupied by various administrative offices as well as housing the Biblioteca Marciana and other important cultural institutions within the city. By the end of the 19th century, the structure was showing clear signs of decay, and the Italian government set aside significant funds for its restoration and all public offices were moved elsewhere, with the exception of the State Office for the protection of historical Monuments, which is still housed at the palace's loggia floor. In 1923, the Italian State, owner of the building, entrusted the management to the Venetian municipality to be run as a museum. Since 1996, the Doge’s Palace has been part of the Venetian museums network, which has been under the management of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia since 2008.
Doge's Palace Venice
The Doge's Palace was the residence of the Doge (Duke) of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Republic of Venice, built in successive stages since the 1100s, and operating as a museum since 1923.
Venice travel guide: The Doge's Palace
No trip is complete in Venice if you do not visit the Palazzo dei Dogi or Palazzo Ducale or simply translated into Doge's palace.
This building is an amazing piece of architecture with baroque influences and amazing pieces of art from all the major Italian artists you would expect to find here.
Follow me checking the internal courtyard, then all the majestic rooms where all the major political figures used to make their decisions affecting this Italian state and then end in the prisons located on the lower ground floor.
There are several additional areas to check, at extra price and my advice is to buy your ticket online with VisitMuve.it then print it, only having to scan your barcode as you access the building thus avoiding the hundreds of people one finds in queues most times of the year.
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