|Date:||17th century 19th century|
|Address:||San Marco 3927|
Palazzo Benzon is a 18th century building based on a gothic predecessor with a single piano nobile. In 1897, another floor was added, but the new solution, resulting in the loss of the ancient dormer, is esthetically disadvantageous. The whole façade is virtually without any decoration. Among the guests of Contessa Marina Querini Benzon's famous salon were Lord Byron and Ugo Foscolo. Some stucco works and frescoes of different quality have survived in the piano nobile halls.
Frescoed ceiling in a room on the Grand Canal
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Venice architecture - palaces