Now that the Giotto frescoes that once decorated the palace chapel have faded away, you can settle with admiring this medieval sea-girt beauty from the outside. As you do so, consider the plight of prisoners who once shared their dungeons with crocodiles imported from Egypt for the express purpose of snacking on them. The view from the Piazza Municipo is especially impressive, providing an eye full of towers, crenellations, and the white-marble Triumphal Arch of Alfonso I of Aragona squeezed between two turrets, a splendid example of early Renaissance architecture.