The Doge’s Palace is one of the favourite destinations of Venice: it is placed in piazza San Marco and it resumes centuries of the history of the ancient lagoon city.
The Doge’s Palace was built in the 9th Century and it was conceived originally as a fortified castle isolated by the canals. Over the centuries it undergoes some extensions, adaptations and reconstructions, also because of three devastating fires. The actual structure is a masterpiece of the gothic architecture of that time, but it has some clear oriental influences: in fact, Venice is one of the most important centres of exchange between the West and the East thanks to its strategic position and also its privileged relationship with the Byzantine empire.
The Doge’s Palace was built with the function of hosting the Doge, which was the highest position of the judiciary, and his family. The building is the headquarters of the government and the political reality of the Serenissima Republic. Today is a museum centre and it is hosting the Museo civico of Palazzo Ducale.
To book a table, call the number: +39 041 5206524
We’re open from Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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