Palazzo Barbarigo, Venice

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Palazzo Barbarigo is a palace in Venice, Italy, situated on the Grand Canal of the city. It was originally built in the 16th century. Today it is one of the more opulent palazzi on the canal, distinguished by its mosaics of Murano glass applied in 1886. At the time it was owned by the proprietors of one of the glass factories, who took their cue from the exterior mosaics on the facade of St Mark's Basilica. The palazzo follows the Renaissance pattern of design on three floors: an open loggia gives access to the canal surmounted by a Piano nobile with open loggias and decorated columns, with a "secondo piano nobile" (secondary floor) above. The comparatively modern mosaics probably cover original windows, and obliviate the original design.When the mosaics were executed, the then new owners were decried by their more aristocratic neighbours as nouveaux riches, and their taste garish and out of keeping with the genteel decay of the neighbouring buildings. However, it should be remembered that many of the Renaissance palazzi on the canal were once too covered in polychrome and gilt decorations, with elaborate plaster and stucco work adding to their splendour.
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  • We wanted to see a presentation of La Traviata at the Palazzo Barbarigo and we’re able to book tickets online prior to the trip - this dovetailed in nicely with our touring plans. The Palazzo Barbarig...  more »
  • The façade facing the canal is a very luxurious building, and it feels a little luxurious. However, it seems to be Venetian. There may not be much taste. Sure, I feel like I saw in the scene of the movie before. Actually, it was impressive.
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  • Staff very helpful and welcoming, ideal location for getting to see all the sights. The room we stayed in was excellent, spacious, clean, and great view over the water.
  • Truly wonderful stay
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