Contarini-Fasan Palace


Venice: Palazzo Contarini-Fasan - 18 kB

General remarks:

Date:15th century
Address:San Marco 2307; 2318
Current use:private
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According to the well-known venetian legend, the building is also called 'Casa di Desdemona', killed by her jealous husband Othello. The palazzo is striking, on the one hand because of the large Contarini coat of arms, on the other hand because of the unique balconies. This kind of tracery is singular in Venice. The decorative richness surpasses the usual standard of gothic venetian architectre and can only be compared to the balconies of the Ca'd'Oro.

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Arslan (1970) pp. 254, 275
Concina (1995) p. 112
Huse/Wolters (1996) p. 35
Lauritzen/Zielcke (1979) pp. 124-127
Schuller (2000) pp. 330-338


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