A-Z April Challenge – D For Doge’s Palace In Venice

The Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), Venice

The beautiful palace situated on the Grand Canal is one of Venice’s top draws alongside St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge.

Doges Palace (Palazzo Ducale), Venice, Italy
Doges Palace

Built in Venetian Gothic style, and one of the main landmarks of the city it was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Republic. It was

Built in 1340 and extended and modified in the following centuries, it is now a museum with hordes of visitors on any normal year.

Doges Palace (Palazzo Ducale), Venice, Italy From Across The Grand Canal
Doges Palace (Palazzo Ducale), Venice, Italy From Across The Grand Canal

The Bridge Of Sighs

An enclosed bridge made of white limestone and constructed with windows with stone bars, passes over the Rio di Palazzo, and connects the New Prison (Prigioni Nuove) to the interrogation rooms in the Palace.

You can make out the bridge on the picture below.

Doges Palace & Bridge of Sighs, Venice
Doges Palace & Bridge of Sighs, Venice
Doges Palace, Venice
Doges Palace, Venice
Doges Palace (Palazzo Ducale), Venice, Italy From Across The Grand Canal
Doges Palace (Palazzo Ducale), Venice, Italy From Across The Grand Canal

What better way to view the waterfront than with a sundowner drink?

Venice Sundowner
Venice Sundowner

One comment

  1. Pristine buildings in a city I didn’t have an opportunity to visit during my trip to Italy decades ago. A view with a drink is a nice touch.
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