The base of
the Campanile on the east side.
little Loggetta at the foot of the tower, which echoes the shape of a Roman
triumphal arch, was rebuilt jigsaw-fashion [after the campanile fell],
using bits found in the rubble. During sessions of the Grand Council, guards
recruited from the Arsenale used to keep watch here. In the eighteenth
century the Loggetta took on a more popular function as the place where
the state lottery was drawn.