The empty courtyard of the Doge’s Palace in Venice (pano #5)


Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), next to St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), is one of the ‘must see’ museums in Venice, Italy. The palace has been destroyed several times by fire, but you can still find some traces of the original palace build during 12th century. You can also easily get an overdose of  art by walk in the almost endless number of rooms filled with splendid paintings in the walls and ceilings.

The courtyard displays the open arcades giving the impression that the upper part of the palace floats over the two lower floors.

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The courtyard of Doge’s Palace, Venice, Italy, 13 July 2006
(Five images, Canon 20D & 10-22@10mm)

Angle of the image shown as a blue sector. (Areal image by Google Maps.)

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2 Responses to The empty courtyard of the Doge’s Palace in Venice (pano #5)

  1. rigbyte says:

    Most interesting shot. where did you take it from? is there a gallery behind the grand salon, or whatever it’s called? i gather the grand canal is behind us, [through the building, of course.. Is the facade in front part of San Marco, or the palace? It’s odd, i must have walked through this courtyard, but have no recollection of it. Thanks.

    • This is taken from an open window on the third floor. On the left, behind the building is Piazzetta San Marco (so not exactly the bigger Piazza), the Grand Canal is behind and basilica in in front. I have added now a picture showing the shooting angle. Thanks Rigby for asking.

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