Marcello ai Tolentini Palace


Venice: Palazzo Marcello ai Tolentini - 16 kB

General remarks:

Date:15th century
Address:Santa Croce 134a
Current use:hotel
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A large late gothic palace with the asymmetric façade towards the Rio del Gaffaro. Contrary to the right wing with its four single windows representating two rooms, the left wing is limited to a single window axis, but the loggia of fifth order has a pillar as the leftmost support. The first aperture of the Loggia therefore belongs to the wing, resulting in a portego aperture split in four that also corresponds to the mezzanine and roof floor loggias. Especially the large portal with a coat of arms in the lunette as well as the nice foliage capitals and stone balustrades of the piano nobile loggia are remarkable example of late gothic sculpture. The apertures of the mezzanine near the gate were obviously altered later, as remains of a segment arch window at the right of the gate prove.

Additional pictures:

Lunette detail
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Related buildings


Arslan (1970) p. 86, 256, 258
Maretto (1961) p. 130

External resources


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