One of my favorites point of view in Venice
leads directly to the courtyard. The gate was also where important announcements were posted to be read by the citizens of Venice. This gateway, with Byzantine ornamentation, was designed by Bartolomeo Bon in 1438.
On the central platform – or plinth – two statues can be viewed. One is of St. Mark’s winged lion, the other of the Doge Francesco Foscari, who served during the mid 15th century.