Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto, Venice

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Palazzo Barbarigo is a palace in Venice, Italy, situated on the Grand Canal of the city. It was originally built in the 16th century. Today it is one of the more opulent palazzi on the canal, distinguished by its mosaics of Murano glass applied in 1886. At the time it was owned by the proprietors of one of the glass factories, who took their cue from the exterior mosaics on the facade of St Mark's Basilica. The palazzo follows the Renaissance pattern of design on three floors: an open loggia gives access to the canal surmounted by a Piano nobile with open loggias and decorated columns, with a "secondo piano nobile" (secondary floor) above. The comparatively modern mosaics probably cover original windows, and obliviate the original design.When the mosaics were executed, the then new owners were decried by their more aristocratic neighbours as nouveaux riches, and their taste garish and out of keeping with the genteel decay of the neighbouring buildings. However, it should be remembered that many of the Renaissance palazzi on the canal were once too covered in polychrome and gilt decorations, with elaborate plaster and stucco work adding to their splendour.
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  • This summer we attended a performance of the Barber of Seville that will remain unforgettable. First the performance takes place in the middle of the audience which is exceptional and also allows the artists to interact with us at certain times. Guaranteed comic effect! With 3 musicians and 3 main actors, the work is not played in its entirety. The show is therefore a good opportunity to introduce children to opera. Another thing: no subtitles but looking a little story with the kids before, there really is no difficulty in following the plot. In short here is an idea family show that we recommend without hesitation!
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  • We had wanted to experience something special on this third trip to Venice and decided to try the opera at Palazzo Barbarigo. I will say that it was definitely a unique experience. Don't get to the Pa...  more »
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