Palazzo Contarini Fasan - Casa di Desdemona, Venice

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  • A small palazzo from the 16th century, the supposed house of Desdemona - beautiful photo motif and worth seeing
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  • Here was situated the tower which in conjunction with the punta della dogana chain blocked the passage at night on the Grand Canal. Of course this Palace built around 1470 was a remarkable evolution from that tower but follows the reduced width, being one of the most elegant typical German's overlooking the Canal and then across the lagoon city, in his pure late Gothic-Venetian style. The façade is interrupted by vertical lines in white Istrian stone, with a turned column corners; of utmost elegance the mullioned window with perforated balcony as an embroidery on the first floor with two single Lancet Windows on the second floor with balcony with the same wheel and lace embroidery fioroni on top of openings. But a particular sauce, I would say it is associated, even literary Shakespeare to his Otello. The English author is rearranged to a novella del ferrarese Giraldi on the moor of Venice that was inspired by the story of Nicholas Contarini and after distinguishing himself in the wars against the Turks, he ended up murdered and his wife the Lady Palm Querini, repaired at the original home to escape the very jealous husband, dark-skinned enough to be called "il Moro". The Palace is recently visited on the occasion of the days do, after the last owner Bortoli has donated to Fai.
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