Palazzo Balbi, Venice

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Palazzo Balbi is a palace on the Canal Grande, Venice, northern Italy. It is included in the sestiere (quarter) of Dorsoduro, to the right of Ca' Foscari. Currently it is the seat of the President of the Veneto region and of the regional council.
It was built from 1582, under design by Alessandro Vittoria as the residence of the Venetian patrician family of the Balbi. In the 19th century it was acquired by Michelangelo Guggenheim and later by the Adriatic Electric Society. It became a property of the Veneto region in 1971.
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  • One of the many palaces that line the Canal Grande built in the late 1500’s. It is a 3-story building with 3 entrances along the canal; the center entry portal is topped by a tympanum and mascaron...  more »
  • Passing through the Canal, notice the obelisks that could adorn only the palaces of the admirals, or rather general captains from the Sea of the Serenissima ! Another curiosity is that this...
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  • Nice building
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