Benzon Palace


Venice: Palazzo Benzon - 31 kB

General remarks:

Date:17th century 19th century
Address:San Marco 3927
Current use:private
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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.

Additional pictures:

Frescoed ceiling in a room on the Grand Canal
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