A guide to the spectacular beauties of a building that symbolizes Venice. Full of information, in-depth documentation and interesting facts, with splendid full-color illustrations.
This volume on the building that is a symbol of Venice begins with a significant phrase: ‘The city of Venice is born with Palazzo Ducale’. The power of the city is reflected in the history of the palace, its changing of appearance and function over time, echoing the political and economic growth of the city. The first part of the book retraces its historical and architectural development, while the large central part guides the visitor through the various rooms. The final chapters are on secret itineraries, evoking Casanova’s celebrated escape from the Piombi prison. With many full-color illustrations, plans and cutaways, the volume represents a useful combination of a pithy guide for easy reference with in-depth documentation for further study.