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    Palazzo Garzoni is a palace in Venice, located in the San Marco district (sestiere), overlooking the Grand Canal, between Rio di Ca’ Garzoni and Fondaco Marcello.

     

    SHORT HISTORY

    The Garzoni family, originally from Bologna, settled in Venice towards the end of the 13th century.

    In the 17th century, they acquired this palace built in the 15th century, which became known by their name ever since.

    Until 2019, the palace was owned by the Ca’ Foscari University, which established the language faculty there. In 2019, it was bought by an anonymous buyer through the famous British auction house Sotheby’s for an unspecified price.

     

    ARCHITECTURE

    The palace has three floors and an attic. On the ground floor, there is the water portal with a round arch, flanked by four small windows, two oval windows above and two rectangular below.

    Each of the two noble floors have a central ogival four-lancet window and two pairs of lateral single-light windows, all closed by balconies.

    Between the third floor and the attic, there is a bas-relief with two cupids holding an empty shield, where the family coat of arms once stood.

     

    HOW TO GET THERE

    Palazzo Garzoni is located about 2.3 kilometers away from the Venezia Santa Lucia railway station. The closest vaporetto stop is Sant’Angelo, located about 250 meters away, on the waterbus Line 1.

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