The Two Red Columns of the Palazzo Ducale

The two reddish columns of the Palazzo Ducale, Venice
If you stand in the Piazzetta San Marco and look at the upper arcade of the Palazzo Ducale, you will see that two columns stand out as being a different colour!

The columns are made of marble from Verona and, it is thought, they mark the spot where public executions were once announced.
The Piazzetta San Marco, Venice
The executions would take place between the two granite columns, which are situated at the end of the piazzetta.


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