Venice Palace 17

Of all the beautiful Venetian palaces that appear on the Grand Canal, this palace is highlighted for its rare beauty

Of all the beautiful Venetian palaces that appear on the Grand Canal, this palace is highlighted for its rare beauty, illuminated by an important history that authentically represents the typical Venetian Gothic style. The palace was constructed at the end of the 1300's, although originally there was a first structure, with a second palace added on. Up to 1820 it belonged to the Contarini family, then from 1890 it was acquired by another family. The palace has its own water way entrance, or you can enter by foot. Crossing an ample internal courtyard, and a typical gothic entrance, going up stairs you can arrive at the nobile floor to be welcomed by furnishings dating back to the 1700, immediately taking you back to an atmosphere of romance of bygone years. This is a magical place to feel the emotions of what it was like to be a Doge or Dogaressa, living in such a precious and unique city. The original family, had in fact 8 Doges. They were a rich and prosperous family and considered to be one of the most important in the city.

It's a very good conserved example of a late-gothic two-family palace. It forms a great ensemble with the palazzo Sanudo
The Palace , formerly also Dogale Palace as the seat of the Doge , a symbol of the city of Venice and Venetian Gothic masterpiece
The palace forms the counterpart to Michele Sanmicheli's palazzo Grimani on the other side of the Grand Canal