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Inside the Doge’s Palace

Posted by Avital Pinnick on July 9, 2012

Doge's Palace, Venice

I don’t have too many photos of the interior of the Doge’s Palace because photography is not allowed in the painted rooms. However, they don’t seem to mind photography of the Golden Staircase (see the interactive panorama on ItalyGuides site) and prisons.

Doge's Palace, Venice

Doge's Palace, Venice

Doge's Palace, Venice

The magnificent ceilings are carved and painted.

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Doge's Palace, Venice

Doge's Palace, Venice

Couldn’t avoid the glare off the paintings because I was holding my camera in my lap, while sitting on a bench. This is the Grand Council Chamber. For a much better view of the ceiling and decorations, click on the panorama on theĀ ItalyGuides site. It is breathtaking and my photos don’t do it justice. You can scroll up and down and around, since it covers 360 degrees. You can also zoom in and out with the mouse wheel.

Doge's Palace, Venice

Doge's Palace, Venice

Meanwhile, down in the prisons… This is the passageway on the south side of the Bridge of Sighs. No fancy stone lattice here, just bars.

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Doge's Palace, Venice

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