Venice Palace 1
This private palace is one of the most illustrious and larges palaces on the Grand Canal in Venice.
This private palace is one of the most illustrious and larges palaces on the Grand Canal in Venice. It still belongs to one of the last remaining families to be present in the city, and was constructed in the second half of the 15th century, almost half way between the Rialto Bridge and Ca Foscari. It is built in Gothic floreal style and underwent several expansions and restorations which began in the early 16th century. The architectural important of the facade is due to the splendid Gothic mullioned windows of the two main floors. The wonderfully elaborate Baroque decoration inside, is the work of one of the most outstanding Venetian artists of the 18th century such as Gaimbattista Tiepolo, Jacopo Guarana, Gaspare Diziani and Giuseppe Angeli. Inside it has a magnificent staircase rising in double ramps to the top floor of the palace. Thanks to restoration works of the last decade, the re-establishment of its art collections and the recovery of its original antique furnishings, the palace has regained some of the splendour, which in past centuries was admired by such visitors as Tzar Paul of Russia, Josephine Bonaparte and Joseph II of Austria. It is without doubt the perfect setting for a masked ball, a private party, a wedding or a gala dinner. On the noble floor, it has chandeliers with wax candles which once lit, becomes a breath-taking setting for your banquet. The ground floor can be used for welcome cocktails and then during dinner, turned into an after dinner area for dancing. The first floor, or piano nobile, is breathtaking, with 4 separate beautifully decorated side rooms, which can be used for welcome cocktails. The second floor can also be rented for larger parties. The spaces lend themselves to elegant furnishings, floral decorations and with lighting, the whole palace can change its look to suit your tastes.