Splendor of the Venetian Republic
Doge's Palace gives you a great idea of the splendor of the Venetian Republic in its heyday. Receiving foreign emissaries on the stairs and dictating death sentences from the gallery. In the great halls, all the institutions that governed the city and its maritime empire are gathered: Senate, Staff Council, clergy, academics, the Council of Ten Censors. The head of the state, the Doge, lived secluded in these rooms without leaving excepts for official events.