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The documentary recounts the great development of 14th-century painting in Veneto that began with Giotto’s arrival in Padua. At a time when the great Signorias and Maritime Republics dominated the Italian territory, artists were called upon by the powerful to decorate palaces and churches as testimony to their influence. The Carraresi family, at that time at odds with the Serenissima Republic of Venice, initiated a policy of culture. More and better than other important Signorie of the 14th century, they moved in a cosmopolitan context, forging relations with the major European courts. They hired the leading artists of the 14th century into their service for self-celebratory purposes and modelled the city in their image and likeness, originating the Urbs Picta.