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Doge’s Palace is located on the border of St. Mark’s square in Venice. This ancient Palace was the residence and seat of power for the Duke of Venice.
Venetians are arguably the last remaining descendants of the Roman Empire. Romans fled to this tiny island and brought their secrets with them. Glass blowing, for example, was a skill all but lost after the Romans. The Venetians cherished and developed this skill in secret which would bring them great wealth and establish them as a merchant trading city during the Renaissance.
All the wealth and power was controlled by each Doge (Duke) and governed from the Palazzo Ducale or Doge’s Palace. Unlike the Florentines in their Palazzo Signoria (Vecchio), the Venetians were known for torturing their enemies and being secretive. Venice was far from a republic.
Learn more about Doge’s Palace by reading through the articles below. Start with a history of the palace before reading how to visit and what to see.
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