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Palazzo Bembo is a palace in Venice, Italy, on the Grand Canal, close by the Rialto Bridge and next to the Palazzo Dolfin Manin.Take a look at our Venice trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Palazzo Bembo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
It was built by the noble family of Bembo in the 15th century. Although it was remodeled several times over the centuries, externally it still maintains the original structure. The building is on the San Marco side of the Grand Canal, wedged in between Rio di San Salvador and Calle Bembo.
Palazzo Bembo is the birthplace of Pietro Bembo (1470–1547), a Venetian scholar, poet, literary theorist, and cardinal. He was an influential figure in the development of the Italian language, specifically Tuscan, as a literary medium. His writings assisted in the 16th century revival of interest in the works of Petrarch. Bembo's ideas were also decisive in the formation of the most important secular musical form of the 16th century, the madrigal.
Today the building hosts a hotel and a contemporary art exhibition venue.
The Palazzo’s red façade combines old Venetian elements with influences from the Byzantine and is considered an example of the Venetian Gothic-Byzantine style, a style of architecture originated in 14th-century Venice with the confluence of Byzantine styles from Constantinople, Arab influences from Moorish Spain and early Gothic forms from mainland Italy. Palazzo Bembo’s 17th century restoration took on influences from that period as it exhibited in its polychromy, three-partitioned façades and loggias.
Palazzo Bembo Reviews
The Palazzo, as is often the case in Venice, has a discrete entrance off the street - its larger more impressive entrance is off the Grand Canal. While there is a hotel in the top part of the... more »
Myself and my wife are visiting Venice for the first time couldn’t have picked up a better hotel right @ the Centre of Rialto. Right in the middle of all the nice restaurants and water transports to..... more »
Wonderful little hotel. Sylvia from reception was friendly and helpful. Location great. View spectacular
Hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating. Everything was old but but very nicely decorated. Hotel really feels like true old time Venice. The view from our room #101 is probably one of the best views in Venice.
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