Guided visit to Palazzo Ducale
Friday, March 11, 2016 at 10.30 am
Come to discover a masterpiece of Venetian’s architecture within its secrets and history
A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Doge’s Palace is an impressive structure composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation: from its 14th and 15th century original foundations to the significant Renaissance and opulent Mannerist adjunctions. The structure is made up of three large blocks, incorporating previous constructions. The wing towards the St. Mark’s Basilica is the oldest, rebuilt from 1340 onwards. The wing towards St. Mark’s Square was built in its present form from 1424 onwards while the canal-side wing, housing the Doge’s apartments and many government offices, dates from the Renaissance and was built between 1483 and 1565.
Its sumptuous rooms host a large art gallery in which are arranged masterpieces of the most famous Venetian painting like Jacopo and Domenico Tintoretto, Tiziano Vecellio, Paolo Veronese and Jacopo Palma the younger.
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Meeting point: San Zaccaria (boat line 20) at 10.30
The visit is open to all VIU students and faculty. The visit is compulsory for students enrolled in the courses: Art and Architecture in Renaissance Venice and History of Venice
Tickets: Sponsored by VIU for students enrolled in the above mentioned courses. 6,50 euro for other students (under 26), 13.00 euro for students over 26 and faculty.
To participate please sign the list on the door of the classroom corridor and if required bring the ticket amount to the front office by Wednesday, March 9 at 5pm.