Palazzo Bembo was built in the 15th century by the Bembo family, by merging several Byzantine style buildings dating back to the 11th century.
Over the centuries, the interior of the palace was remodeled several times, but it maintained its original external structure, except for the shape of the attic.
Today, the palace houses the hotel Palazzo Bembo – Exclusive Accommodation and it is also an exhibition space of contemporary art.
The facade of Palazzo Bembo has a clear Venetian Gothic appearance, with its three levels of lancet windows. The polifora on the third floor, with the beautiful balustrade, stands out. The floors are separated by stone bas-relief frames.
Inside, there is a 17th-century staircase overlooking the internal courtyard that leads to the main floor, where we can find decorations in Baroque style dating back to the same century.
HOW TO GET THERE
The closest vaporetto stop is Rialto, located about 50 meters away, on the waterbus Lines 1 and 2. To find the palace on foot, use the map below.