The Doge’s Palace

The current palace was largely constructed from 1309 to 1424, having been for the first time in the ninth century. The Palace served as ducal residence, but also housed political, legal and administrative institutions of the Republic of Venice until the Napoleonic occupation of the city in 1797. The palazzo’s principal function was to provide a space for the government to carry out its civic responsibilities to its people. The doge did, in fact, reside in the palazzo. The building is preserved as a museum and the location of exhibitions and housed paintings by local and other Italian masters.

Museum: The Doge’s Palace
City: Venice
Country: Italy
Address: San Marco 1
Website: http://www.fmcvenezia.it