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.

Old-fashioned grandeur at its best, and the approach down the narrow alley gives nothing away
The Palace is about 850 square meters, divided in two main areas
This is a delightful palace on the Grand Canal dating back to the 1600's, and conveniently located between Ca Foscari and Ca Rezzonico