Ducal Palace--page 4 (of six pages)

existing building begun early 14th century

Note that a few of these pictures were taken in the early 1980s although most of them date from a recent trip in May, 2005. Scaffolding occurs in different places in some of the photographs because they are widely separated in time. Recent images are from a high resolution digital camera while earlier images are digitized from slides.

Index of pages
page 1: southern facade, eastern facade, Bridge of Sighs, Column of St. Mark
page 2: west facade and details, Porta della Carta
page 3: views of the courtyard
page 4: Scala dei Giganti, eastern facade of courtyard
page 5: Foscari Arch and Rizzo's Adam and Eve
page 6: Scala d'Oro
No pictures of the interior rooms since ordinary mortals aren't allowed to take photographs.

The north end of the Courtyard: Arco Foscari and the Scala dei Giganti


Center: the Scala dei Giganti by Antonio Rizzi, 1483-85; Statues of Neptune and Mars at the top of the stairway by Jacopo Sansovino, 1565

The fabulous Renaissance art historian Professor Timothy Verdon lectures below the stairway (here and top row).

Left and center: the eastern facade of the courtyard, designed by Mauro Codussi, and built under the direction of Antonio Rizzo, after 1484; right: the Foscari Arch from the second floor


The second floor loggia, east side


Decorated portal with statues of Hercules and Atlas

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