Collection: Patricians

Though it boasts to be one of the oldest republics in the world, Venice and its empire is nevertheless organised and run for the most part to the benefit of a very small portion of its inhabitants.
Its laws, traditions and history have been shaped by the needs and demands of the Patrician families that rule the city through the Doge’s government.
It may not have a king or queen, but La Serenissima is arranged no less for the benefit of the aristocratic few than the monarchies of Europe.