Punta della Dogana is a narrow strip of land separating the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal.
Punta della Dogana takes its name from Dogana da Mar that – together with Santa Maria della Salute and the Patriarchal Seminary of Venice – is one of the three main architectural ensembles of the area.
At the end of Punta della Dogana there’s Dogana da Mar, a 17th-century building with a triangle map built on a project by Giuseppe Benoni in 1677. The strategic position serves the purpose of the building, which once hosted the offices in charge of the customs duties. In fact, a tower raises at the end of Punta della Dogana. On the top there’s a sculptural group overlooking the tower: supported by two atlases, Palla d’Oro is a gilded broze sphere representing the world. On top there’s a feminine figure: called Occasio, the statue of Bernardo Falconi, wants to represent the goddess Fortuna. In fact, the statues rotates according to the wind, being the symbol of the randomness of fortune.
Punta della Dogana offers one of the most beautiful view of the city, because it is in the middle between the lights of Piazza San Marco at night and the Giudecca and the San Giorgio Maggiore island.
Marciana Restaurant will wait for you on the other bank for a romantic dinner. Take a look at our menu!
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