|Address:||San Polo 2128, 2130|
|Current use:||Guardia di Finanza|
The tripartite façade, designed by Michele Sanmicheli who also built the Palazzo Grimani, is characterized by three mezzanines, a massive rusticized water floor and superposed ionic and corinthian orders in the piani nobili, can be explained by the fact that three branches of the founders' family inhabited the building. Very thin bricks are used - a method, which was widely used in Rome, but not in Venice. The androne is vaulted.
While the main façade is on a canal with minor importance, only a three-light loggia and a later modified double entrance is on the largest place in the city (after St. Mark's square), the Campo San Polo.
Paintings by Giambattista Tiepolo that once ornated internal doorways were dispersed in the 19th century. Today the palace is residence of the Guardia di Finanza. The Corner S. Polo branch gave two doges to the Venetian Republic.
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Venice architecture - palaces