I. Palaces


I. Palaces

Items in the I. Palaces Collection

Drawing of the facade of Palazzo Contarini a San Beneto
From "Le Fabbriche e I Monumenti Cospicui di Venezia," volume II (Venice, 1858).

Ground plan of the Palazzo Grimani di San Luca
After Sanmicheli's death in 1559, work continued on the palace under the direction of de' Grigi and was finally completed by Rusconi in 1575. Plan from "Le Fabbriche e I Monumenti Cospicui di Venezia," volume I (Venice, 1858).

Façade of the Palazzo Contarini-Fasan
Also known as "The House of Desdemona."

Facades of the Palazzi Giustinian and Ca’ Foscari, seen from the Grand Canal
Bono is responsible for the Palazzi Giustinian. The architect of Ca’ Foscari, built 1428-37, is unknown.

The Miraculous Healing of the Daughter of Benvegnudo of San Polo
One of a series of nine paintings (by different artists) depicting the Legend of the True Cross that originally decorated the Sala della Croce of the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista.

Façade of the Fondaco dei Turchi
In 1621, the 13th-century palace became the living quarters and offices of the Turkish merchants of Venice. In the mid 19th century, it was renovated extensively, after which it housed the Museo Correr and then, from 1923 until the present day, the…