The history and masterpieces of the most distinctive venetian palace, a symbol of the power and glory of the Serenissima Republic.
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In the extraordinary interplay between historical events and myth that characterizes the Serenissima Republic, the Doge’s Palace (or Ducal Palace) represents, along with the Basilica of St. Mark, the very heart of Venice, the driving force and symbol of its glorious epic. The development of the two buildings should jointly be interpreted in terms of continuity and consistent diversity. The church, intended to serve as the “Doge’s chapel” was saved from the divine fiery bolts that struck and devastated the palace at various times. This building is associated with political and institutional assignments of the highest level: like a cardinal, the Procurator of St. Mark wore a red toga and was addressed as “Your Excellency”; like the doge, he was elected for life.