Palazzo Giustinian 'delle gioie' and, on the right, Palacio Giustinian 'del Vescovo'.
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Palazzo Giustinian 'delle gioie' and, on the right, Palacio Giustinian 'del Vescovo'.



Palazzo Giustinian

An unusual building with two distinctly separate living quarters that, although apparently linked, are in reality divided by a narrow calle ending at the large doorway in the middle. The building on the left is called "delle zogie", that on the right "del vescovo".

The entire palace dates back to the second half of the 1400s, built on the fondamenta of an old house belonging to two brothers, Nicolò and Giovanni Giustinian. The palace was designed by Bartolomeo Bon, one of the architects responsible for the Doge’s Palace. The fifteenth-century style, the delicate decorative shape of the Venetian Gothic details and the use of Istria stone make this palace similar to "Ca' Foscari". The famous composer Richard Wagner lived here in 1858-1859 while he composed the second act of his opera Tristan and Isolde. The American novelist William Dean Howells, author of Venetian Life also lived in Palazzo Giustinian from 1861 to 1865.Like the nearby Ca' Foscari, Palazzo Giustinian del Vescovo now houses the University of Venice.


1300 - 1400  -   DORSODURO - rev. 0.1.7

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