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Palazzo Vendramin-Calergi

  • Cannaregio 2040 Map It
  • Cannaregio
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Updated 04/02/2015

Fodor's Review

Hallowed as the place of Richard Wagner's death and today's Venice's most glamorous casino, this magnficent edifice found its fame centuries before: Venetian star architect Mauro Codussi (1440–1504) essentially invented Venetian Renaissance architecture with this design. Built for the Loredan family around 1500, Codussi's palace married the fortresslike design of the Florentine Alberti's Palazzo Ruccelai with the lightness and delicacy of Venetian Gothic. Note how Codussi beautifully exploits the flickering light of Venetian waterways to play across the building's facade and to pour in through the generous windows.

Venice has always prized the beauty of this palace. In 1652 its owners were convicted of a rather gruesome murder, and the punishment would have involved, as was customary, the demolition of their palace. The murderers were banned from the Republic, but the palace, in view of its beauty and historical importance, was spared. Only the newly added wing was torn down.

Sight Information

Address:

Cannaregio 2040, Venice, 30121, Italy

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Phone:

041-5297111; 338-4164174-Sala di Wagner tours

Sight Details:

  • Casinò €10, Sala di Wagner tour €5 suggested donation
  • Casinò, Sun.–Thurs. 3:30 pm–2:30 am, Fri. and Sat. 3:30 pm–3 am; slot machines open daily at 3 pm. Afternoon opening times 30 min later in summer. Sala di Wagner tours Tues. and Sat. at 10:30, Thurs. at 2:30 (call by noon the day before to reserve)

Updated 04/02/2015

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