In this chapter we discuss one of the most particular, evocative and characteristic buildings of the island of Venezia, Contarini da Bovolo Palace.
The Contarini da Bovolo Palace is an elegant 15th century building, hidden among the alleys and calli of the San Marco district, a few steps from the Grand canal.
Built by the Contarini family, also called "the philosophers", it stands out above all for its external spiral or spiral staircase, which is considered the most refined and amazing staircase on the island of Venice.
Wanted by Pietro Contarini, scion of the powerful family, Senators of the Serenissima, for having boasted of the high honor of having given a doge, Adrea Contarini, to the Republic of Venice in the fourteenth century.
The palace is spread over four levels, which are characterized by a series of loggias with round arches, a small courtyard with seven ancient wells that represent a refined taste both for the external decoration and for the engineering skills. Overlooking the Rio di San Luca, this incredible work retains its original late Gothic features, intrinsic to floral motifs and bright colors.
According to some studies, the realization of the Scala del Bovolo is attributed to a Venetian craftsman, Giovanni Candi, who develops it on five levels with flying buttresses. On its top there is a belvedere with a comfortable and vast view over the whole Venetian city. Do not miss the opportunity to discover small corners of the lagoon, remember, often the simplest things are the deepest ones.
◊ THE VENEZIA PROVINCE ◊
Holds an artistic and cultural heritage like few other areas in the world, its lagoon has been the cradle of local civilization and its coastline offers renowned seaside resorts. This province, rich in resources, hides elegant villas and pretty villages, even if the most precious and brilliant stone is represented by the island of Venice, an island which has a beautiful fish shape which protect the most beautiful, romantic and mysterious city in the world. It’s built on a series of marshy islets. Unfortunately it is subject to the tides of the Adriatic Sea and frequent floods but continues to survive in spite of all the predictions. Plan your holidays in the Venezia province, our tips and suggestive photographs will help you to take the right path for your trip.
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The Veneto Region, nestled in the north-east of Italy, is a mix of history and traditions and, all of it, is enriched by the liveliness of its inhabitants and by a wide range of typical products all to be savored. From the highest peaks of the Dolomites, he embraces and welcomes each visitor with brotherly warmth, accommodating him among the many lounges of his cities of art, giving him unforgettable emotions. Turning between the pages of this site, you can organize your next holidays in the Veneto region and thanks to the many photos published, everything will be very simple.
In this chapter we discuss Sport, that is, from the easiest sports activities for families to the most complex and demanding ones.
In this chapter we discuss the incredible world of Venetian cuisine, from the typical local products to the recipes typical of our mothers.
In this chapter we discuss the Nature that surrounds us, a territory rich in biodiversity and particularly fragile, therefore absolutely to be respected.
In this chapter we discuss the history which, over time, has transformed, shaped and marked the territory of the Veneto region.