Venice Palace 16

It's a very good conserved example of a late-gothic two-family palace. It forms a great ensemble with the palazzo Sanudo

It's a very good conserved example of a late-gothic two-family palace. It forms a great ensemble with the palazzo Sanudo. John Ruskin remarks the fa├žade's quality and sets the palace's architectonical importance directly behind the Doge's Palace ("...of the finest kind, and superb in its effect of color when seen from the side ... But, taken as a whole, I think that, after the Ducal Palace, this is the noblest in effect of all in Venice." - The Stones of Venice, 'Venetian Index'). The porteghi are today subdivided, the 2nd piano nobile still has rococo ceiling frescoes in the rooms overlooking the Canale.

This private palace is one of the most illustrious and larges palaces on the Grand Canal in Venice.
The palace was built around 1550 by the Cubli family, wealthy Greek merchants ,and the architecture is attributed to Jacopo Sansovino, a follower of Michelangelo
Old-fashioned grandeur at its best, and the approach down the narrow alley gives nothing away