Palazzo Ducale, or “Doge’s Palace” in English, is a beautiful gothic palace on the Grand Canal of the city of Venice in north-eastern Italy.
The Ducale Palace not only houses the doge of Venice but also the political institutions of the city-state as long as it remained a republic.
In England, there are some imitations of the Ducale Palace’s unique architectural structure dating back to the 19th century!
The Wool Exchange in Bradford, UK for example was modelled after the Doge’s Palace of Venice. Be sure to pay a visit to Venice and compare the profound architectural detail of its landmarks and significant attractions.
If you are looking for an event to go to in Venice while you are on vacation in the month of September, then be sure to go to the Lido di Venezia, an 11km sandbar in Venice, where the annual Venice Film Festival is held.
Antonio Vivaldi was born in 1678 in Venice and started teaching the violin at the Ospedale della Pieta in 1703. His Baroque works allowed him to gain recognition and respect in the city and around the world.
The church of Ospedale della Pieta holds frequent mass services and even some music programs of Baroque style to this day, so it would be interesting to attend some of their events while on your trip in Venice.
Witness the winner of the Historical Reggata become a part of Venetian history when you are in Italy on vacation in September.
The first Historical Reggata rowing boat race is the “Youngster Rowers” for men on pupparini boats with two oars.
The second race that you will witness if you attend this traditional event in Venice is the women’s race on the mascarete rowing boats.
After this comes the men’s race on heavy caorline rowing boats with six oars; these boats are no longer a part of the various boats used in Venice as these used to be used as a form of river transportation.
The last race of this Venetian event is the “Champions’ Race” which uses gondolini boats with two oars (these are similar to the gondola, however slimmer).