Venice Palace 13

Located in the area of Castello, is a building whose monumental face overlooks Rio della Pietà

Located in the area of Castello, is a building whose monumental face overlooks Rio della Pietà, whilst the other two faces constitute, respectively, one of the sides of Corte Bollani and part of one of the wings of the very narrow Calle Bollani; with reference to the other parts, the Palazzo is “wedged” between other buildings, and this is quite in keeping with the Venetian building fabric. Mr. Cicogna discovered, in a Gradenigo Code, that a branch of the Bollani Family, in a year not better specified in the seventeenth century, moved to San Trovaso, where one Antonio Bollani had built “a desirable residence at his own expense”.

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The palace was built around 1550 by the Cubli family, wealthy Greek merchants ,and the architecture is attributed to Jacopo Sansovino, a follower of Michelangelo
Old-fashioned grandeur at its best, and the approach down the narrow alley gives nothing away
Is monumental building, built in late 17th and beginning of 18th century