The Doge’s Palace: Secrets and Intrigue with Sara Grinzato

The Doge’s Palace: Secrets and Intrigue with Sara Grinzato


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Art Historian Sara Grinzato will accompany you into the “secret” rooms of the Doge’s Palace, select areas of this important site that are not always open to the public. Some of these spaces were simply offices used for government administration and management, but we will also visit rooms used for imprisonment and torture! We will explore this inner world and bring to life the ancient archives, meaningful paintings, first-person accounts of interrogations at candlelight and tales of epic escapes!

The seminar starts with a look at the work of the Chancellery, the main bureaucratic body of historic Venice. We will use primary source evidence of the archives produced by the Serenissima to inform our conversation about how the government worked at that time. Then, we will focus on the justice system, specifically the activity of the State Inquisitors. We will look at some examples of trials and the role of torture in the judicial process. We will also learn about Giacomo Casanova’s infamous escape from prison and decide if we can trust the integrity of the romantic hero’s narration of these events.

Led by an expert on Venetian art and culture, Sara Grinzato, this seminar will capture the attention of history lovers. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with knowledge of the functioning of the Venetian Republic and its court systems and with a more complete idea of the well-known case of Giacomo Casanova’s encounters with the law.

Sara Grinzato is a professional art historian, tourist guide and conservator. The Veneto villas have been one of her major fields of research for years, especially as far as the 18-century decoration is concerned. She can boast a number of publications on Venetian Villas and above all on the Riviera del Brenta from the 16th to the 19th century.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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