The square welcomes us with the splendid facade by Giovan Battista Bertani which hides the base of the characteristic bell tower.

This place is a hub of multiple itineraries within the Doge’s Palace and represents a real center of gravity of the Gonzaga palace.

In 1580 Bernardino Facciotto created the square in front of the church, while the current appearance dates back to an intervention by the architect Paolo Pozzo who standardized the facades of the surrounding buildings while maintaining the irregular plan of the square.