Ca' Malipiero is on the second floor of an old Venetian palace from the 15th century, Malpiero Palazzo Trevisan, of which it occupies the main floor. It has been the noble residence of many families, of which the Trevisan and Malipiero have left their names. Pasqual Malipiero was the 66th doge of Venice and lived here during his brief administration from 1457-1462, to signalize the fact that he was the first to wear clothes of silk, while his wife, Giovanna Dandalo, began lace-making, an activity later transformed into an industry in its own right. Il dux pacificus, as he was called, was buried in the church of San Giovanni e Paulo. The tomb is attributed to the sculptor Pietro Solari, known as Lombardo, whose portrait is in the museum in Boston. Characteristic of the residence are not only the symmetrical facade and the mullioned window with its view of the ravishingly beautiful Piazza Santa Maria Formosa but also the 18th century frescoes embellishing its interior. Every detail of Ca' Malipiero recalls an illustrious past, from the frescoes on the high ceilings to the marble with countless reflections, and on strolling in, you are taken back in time. A stay in Ca' Malipiero offers a wonderful chance to inhale the atmosphere of our magical city and to spend a truly unforgettable holiday.
Ca' Malipiero is in the heart of Venice and only a few steps away from the Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge. Campo Santa Maria Formosa, which it overlooks, is one of the city's most vivid and characteristic open areas. The renaissance church of Santa Maria Formosa, with its baroque bell tower, owes its name to the vision of the blessed Virgin appearing in the likeness of a lady lovely in form. In the same area there is the seat of the prestigious Qurerini Stampalia Foundation with its rich and much-used public library and a conspicuous gallery of three hundred paintings of the Venetian school by painters such as G. Bella, Palma il Giovane, Palma il Vecchio, G. Bellini and P. Longhi. This elegant residence is situated in the heart of the city, on the second floor of Palazzo Malipiero. The rooms open onto the ample central hall overlooking Santa Maria Formosa and are decorated with period furniture, while light filtering through the big windows illuminates the precious Venetian floor. The typical terrace offers views of the ravishing church of Santa Maria Formosa, and breakfast can be served there in summer.
Residenza Ca' Malipiero
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