1. Rape of Europa

Veronese’s allegorical work (1580) in the AntiCollegio shows Europa sitting on a bull, alias Jove, who is nuzzling her foot.


Veronese’s Rape of Europa

2. Paradise

Possibly the world’s largest oil painting (1588–90), Paradise by Jacopo and Domenico Tintoretto is said to contain 800 figures (Sala del Maggior Consiglio).

3. Arcade Capital

Proclaimed the “most beautiful in Europe” by art critic John Ruskin, this eight-sided carved capital on the southwest corner shows the zodiac signs and planets in imaginative detail.

4. The Triumph of Venice

Dominating the Sala del Senato is Tintoretto’s ...

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