Antonio Grimani’s career was controversial. A capable merchant, he obtained a considerable wealth to be then cast aside and be banished from Venice, to turn then powerful again and reach the highest position in political life in Venice as Doge. We can retrace his ups and downs in life in the wonderful painting by Titian and in the palace of the his famous nephew, Patriarch Giovanni Grimani, today a great State museum.
Discover why a portrait of a Doge is missing on the frieze in the Great Council Chamber of the Doge’s Palace. Find out about Marin Falier’s political carrier, about the bad omen upon his return to Venice as Doge, when Venice was shrouded in thick fog, about his plot and conspiracy against the State and how his portrait was blackened for ever.
Discover the most beautiful, iconic and representative site in Venice: the Doge’s Palace that houses the essence of Venetian civilization. Get to know the stories behind its “old stones” and listen to their soft whispers narrating a compelling story.