Pesaro Papafava Palace


Venice: Palazzo Pesaro Papafava - 22 kB

General remarks:

Date:15th century
Address:Cannaregio 3764
Current use:private
Overview map:locate


A late gothic palazzo with four floors. Its façade is oriented towards the Rio della Misericordia. The first piano nobile has arches of fifth order, the second one has the older arches of fourth order. The left extension building is from a later epoch. In 1615, the building became property of the Papafava through marriage. Interior decoration, among which is a "Crepuscolo del Mattino" by Antonio Pellegrini with a wooden frame in the staircase, is preserved.
2005: ground floor and piano nobile are used for utterly tasteless Biennale exhibitions.

Additional pictures:

detail of the piano nobile loggia
54 kB (100x65)

Related buildings


Arslan (1970) p. 256, 264
Pavanello, Giuseppe: Antonio Pellegrini frescante in palazzo Pesaro a Santa Sofia, in: Arte veneta, 56.2000(2002), pp. 89-90

External resources


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