- The Institutional Chambers (Le Sale Istituzionali) are the magnificent rooms where Venice's political and judicial organs resided for centuries. The most popular rooms include the Room of the Great Council, the Room of the Senate, the Room of the Collegio and the Room of the Council of Ten. All of them are adorned by the work of prominent artists of the late Renaissance period (15th and 16th century): Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese. Your tour begins on the second floor with the Atrium Square where you can see Veronese's Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden as well as Tintoretto's ceilings. Then you enter the Room of Four Doors with outstanding pieces like Titian's portrait of Doge Antonio Grimani. The tour continues with the Antechamber to the Hall of the Full Council, the waiting room for ambassadors and delegations. The central fresco features Veronese's famous Rape of Europe. Continue to the Council Chamber to reach the Senate Chamber where you can admire the wall clock in addition to further masterpieces from Veronese and Tintoretto on the ceilings. Down one floor, you finally arrive to the world-renowned and majestic Chamber of The Great Council. Considered the largest room in Europe (with the largest oil painting) and dedicated to the most important political body in Venetian Republic, it emphasizes Veronese dramatic and colorful Manerist Style in the Triumph of Venice. Admire also Tintoretto's portraits of the 76 Doges and Paradiso. At the end of your course, you'll reach the Bridge of Sighs linking the Institutional Chambers to the Prisons.
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