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Doge's Palace: Great Courtyard

The internal courtyard of the Doge's Palace is reached through the monumental Porta della Carta, on the Piazzetta di San Marco.

As on the outside, the facades indicate the double motive of the portico on the lower floors and of the walls with wide windows on the higher part. The architecture, which matches the marble loggia to the bricks of the masonry, manages to create a language that is both simple and ornate, the perfect expression of the spirit of the Republic.