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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    In the mid-sixteenth century it was decided to build a new structure on the other side of the canal to the side of the Palace which would house prisons and the chambers of the magistrates known as the Notte al Criminal [Nightwatch]. When constructed, the New Prisons were one of the first, if not the very first, examples of a purposed-built single block structure intended to serve solely as a public gaol.

    “The Doge’s Palace, Venice, has façades which date from 1309-1424, designed by …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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    Public
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone and has windows with stone bars. It passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the old prisons to the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace. It was designed by Antonio Contino and built in 1602.

    “The Doge’s Palace, Venice, has façades which date from 1309-1424, designed by Giovanni and Bartolomeo Buon. [Bono] The palace, started in the ninth century, several times rebuilt, and completed in the Renaissance period, forms part of t…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
    Record Visibility:
    Public