The Government House is the residence of the Governor of the Republic of Venice, the home of the office and the court. It was the central institution of Venetian politics at the time. On the entire wall to the east of the second floor of the Grand Senate’s parliament hall is the “Paradise” painted by Tintoretto. Inside the gorgeous Governor's Mansion, there is a gothic cloister and an expensive golden ladder. The rooms on the second and third floors are decorated with Venetian paintings, the ceiling murals of the four foyer, the murals of the living room and the large conference halls lined with portraits of the Governors of the past.