"Ca' Loredan" Canal Grande Tip by MM212

Canal Grande, Venice: 205 reviews and 361 photos

  Ca' Loredan (Apr 09)
by MM212
 
 

Officially named the mouthful Palazzo Corner Loredan Piscopia, this Veneto-Byzantine palace overlooks the Grand Canal in the San Marco sestiere. But for short, it is referred to simply as Ca' Loredan. It was built in the 13th century, originally as a fondaco, i.e. the Venetian version of a merchants' caravanserai. At the time, it only had two floors, which continue to preserve their original repetitive Byzantine arches. The palazzo later became the residence of the Cornaro Piscopia family, and later the Loredan family, and had two additional floors added in subsequent expansions. Since the late 19th century, Ca' Loredan has belonged to the city of Venice and, along with the neighbouring Ca' Farsetti, is currently the headquarters of the municipality of Venice.

Address: Grand Canal - SAN MARCO

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  • Updated Aug 26, 2009
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