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Postcards from Venice
The Ducal Palace
Venice - The Ducal Palace
The Doges' Palace was rebuilt a numbers of times from 9th century to 1340, when it assumed its present form. The facade overlooking the lagoon was completed between 1400-1404, whereas the Piazzetta side was not ready until 1424. A fire broke out in 1577, burning down an entire wing. Antonio Da Ponte, architect of the Rialto Bridge, restored the building to its 14th century appearance.