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20 June 2011

Hello Venice _ pt 4

The Ducal Palace
The Ducal Palace, a symbol of the city of Venice and a masterpiece of Venetian Gothic architecture, situated in the monumental Piazza San Marco, between the Piazzetta and the Pier. Ancient seat of the Venetian doge and the magistrates, it has followed the story from the dawn till the fall, and is now the Civic Museum of Palazzo Ducale. In 2010 it was visited by 1,358,186 people.

The Ducal Palace is spread over three wings around the sides of a large central courtyard portico, whose fourth side is the side body of St. Mark's Basilica, an ancient palace chapel..

The two main facades of the building in Venetian Gothic style facing the square and the pier are on two levels colonnades topped by a massive body inlaid marble opened by large windows with ogival, with a monumental central balcony, and the crowning of steeples.

The airy open galleries with columns and pointed arches pierced, bordered by balustrades, are supported by the porch on the ground floor, which has lowered the actual appearance of the subsequent rise of the paving works to combat the secular rise in sea level, which have a fresh look the more massive columns with finely carved capitals.


In the oldest part, facing the pier,are fourteenth-century capitals, and the angular sculptures are attributed to Philip Lombard Calendar or artists such as Raverti or Bregno and depict the corner towards the Ponte della Paglia, and Raphael and Tobias' drunkenness of Noah, while at the square are the Archangel Michael, and Adam and Eve..


The central balcony is from Pier Paolo Masegne and rebuilt in 1579 after the crowning of the earthquake in 1511, with the placement of Justice by Alessandro Vittoria.


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