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5 Interesting Facts about the Doge’s Palace in Venice

If anything that strikes our minds after hearing the name “Italy”, it is definitely Venice – a city where everything is shrouded in romance and intrigue. Doge’s Palace, in particular, is one of those places.

5 Interesting Facts about the Doge’s Palace in Venice

Here are some interesting facts about it.

1. It exhibits Gothic Architecture

The architectural exuberance of the palace is the first thing that meets the eyes of an onlooker. The building is purely gothic; however, there is a huge influence of the Venetian art; thus, making it Venetian Gothic style.

5 Interesting Facts about the Doge’s Palace in Venice (Italy).

5 Interesting Facts about the Doge’s Palace in Venice (Italy).

2. The “White House” in its heyday

This palace was the central government building at its peak time. “Doge of Venice” or the ruler used to live here with his family for his lifetime.

5 Interesting Facts about the Doge’s Palace in Venice (Italy).

5 Interesting Facts about the Doge’s Palace in Venice (Italy).

3. There’s a secret place in the palace where convicts were tortured

Many tourists are not allowed through the small door beyond the ornate staircase because there lies a place devoid of all the ostentation, a place where accused were tortured and life sentences were acted upon. Doge’s Palace is also connected the Bridge of Sighs which can be found at the back of its structure. 

Related: The San Marco Cathedral Glitters at Night

5 Interesting Facts about the Doge’s Palace in Venice (Italy).

5 Interesting Facts about the Doge’s Palace in Venice (Italy).

4. Per Denontie Segrete serves as a warning place

Literally meaning For Secret Denunciations, the Per Denontie Segrete are the masks where names and the respective warnings to the respective individuals were slipped into the mouths of the masks. If anyone was denounced, death sentence was imminent, so an individual had to be wary of his actions.

5 Interesting Facts about the Doge’s Palace in Venice (Italy).

5 Interesting Facts about the Doge’s Palace in Venice (Italy).

5. The building was reconstructed several times

Numerous fires and ground failures have occurred in the lifespan of the building that led to its reconstruction and renovation several times in 10thcentury, 1340, 1424, 1438, 1547, and 1577. Apart from this, the respective decay of the structure in 19thcentury had made a good case for the overall renovation to be done.

Doge’s Palace is a historical site where you can see the clash of old, new, and obsolete. The off-white facades and ornate interior hold immense secrets, indeed.

5 Interesting Facts about the Doge’s Palace in Venice (Italy).

5 Interesting Facts about the Doge’s Palace in Venice (Italy).

WHERE TO STAY IN VENICE

To see Doge’s Palace, you’d have to stay in Venice and there couldn’t be any better place than Naturalmente Hostel. It has rooms around the central compound much like a house, so you wouldn’t feel like you’re away from your home. Moreover, the hostess makes it sure that you get a good night’s sleep and that is even ensured by the signs instructing the residents to stay quiet after 10 pm. Of course, we don’t have to mention that the hostel is super cost-effective.

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