The most beautiful and famous Venetian palaces - There are so many things to visit in Venice that you could write an encyclopedia. Some of the most beautiful representations of the Venetian Gothic style, however, are several palaces and the homes of the nobles of the time.
Some Venetian palaces have remained in history for
their beauty, as examples of Gothic and Byzantine architecture, which has left
deep scars in this city. An interesting example of Venetian-Byzantine house
dating from the thirteenth century, is Ca' da Mosto, which was the home of the
family of the Da Mosto, famous Venetian navigators. From the sixteenth to the
eighteenth century, the building housed the Albergo del Leon Bianco, then the
most popular among the hotels in Venice. This is one of the oldest palaces in
Venice, in the Cannaregio district, overlooking the Grand Canal, not far from
the Rialto Bridge.
Another very famous building is the Palazzo Corner, a large Renaissance palace
in Venice, located in the San Marco district and overlooking the Grand Canal.
Now is the seat of the Province of Venice and the Prefecture. Its facade is
divided into two horizontal bands: the architect left the lower area decorated
with rusticated motif and brightened up the upper floor with a series of arches
that amplify the chiaroscuro effect of the building, exposing the classical
array. The tripartite division of the facade typical Venetian is identifiable
only in the central portico and balcony that unites the three windows above.
Just minutes from the station and Piazzale Roma you can visit one of the most
beautiful Venetian palaces, Ca' Foscari, who for centuries attracts famous
people, famous artists and visitors from around the world. Its strategic
location and scenic "in turn of the canal" was one of the reasons
that prompted the doge Francesco Foscari, who gave his name to the palace, to
purchase the building in 1452 and rebuilt it in the architectural principles
and style that made it an extraordinary example of Venetian Gothic
architecture. From the building one can admire a unique panorama from the
Rialto Bridge to the Accademia, which has inspired artists of all time.
The building is now home to the prestigious University Ca' Foscari of Venice.
Another historical mansion is Ca' Giustiniani. It is a Gothic building of the
last transition period (1474); formerly called “dei Giustinian”. It was the
home (1432) of the Patriarch of Castello for some time, the Blessed Lorenzo
Giustiniani, it underwent renovations and additions even in the facade. The
interior retains the seventeenth-century decoration. It is now owned by the
municipality and the seat of municipal departments, and offices of the Society
of Culture "La Biennale” of Venice.
Famous for its garden, is Ca' Morosini del Giardin, which is located in the
Cannaregio district. The garden is cared for by the Dominican Sisters, this
garden, although does not reflect the original arrangement maintains the
features typically Venetian with a garden that blends with the vegetable garden
among flowers and fruit trees.
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