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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The pink columns of the Ducal Palace in Venice

Did you know?
Millions of people are at St. Mark’s Square in Venice everyday and so many are taking pictures in front of the Basilica and the Ducal Palace. But only a few people realize that two of the columns of the “portico” of the porch of the Ducal Palace are pink and not white like all the others. The reason? From the space between the two pink columns of the Ducal Palace, the Doge, the Duke, was announcing the death sentences, and the scaffold was placed precisely at that hight , looking at the clock tower so that the condemned could see the time of his death. The rose would symbolize the blood of the convicted.
From Venice With Love,
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