Doge's PalaceOctober 31, 2016 in Italy
Originally built in the 12th century, the palace underwent significant changes in the 15th century when it was expanded due to political changes and fires that damaged part of the structure. The palace is in the Venetian Gothic style and served as the main government building for what might be considered the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, if put in American terms.
Most of the photos here are of the institutional chambers of government. There is also a picture of one of four rooms in the palace's armory, which houses a collection of old weaponry that dates back to the 14th century.Read more