|Date:||early 16th century|
|Address:||San Marco 4328|
Being in the immediate neighbourhood of the Doge's palace and St. Marks, Palazzo Trevisan is the most important work of the early "byzantine" Renaissance (Ruskin) in the enseble of palaces from the 16th to the 18th century overlooking the Rio della Canonica. Sometimes the archictecture is attributed to the school of Bartolomeo Bon, but it has to be remarked that especially the oculi above the capital zone (which is additionally accentuated by a cornice) remind of the Mauro Codussi's architecture. John Ruskin praised the palace for its rich polychrome marble incrustations. A vertical subdivision of the façade using pilasters can also be found on other palaces of the same period like Palazzo Contarini Polignac, but here, exclusively ionic were used. Most probably, the current balconies are not original parts.
Today, the palace serves as a showroom for glass manufacturers from Murano. The adjacent building on the right is younger, but clearly belongs to the palace. No literature references are available for the interior decoration.
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Venice architecture - palaces