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Sansovino Piano Nobile San Polo

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Sansovino Piano Nobile San Polo

A stunning high ceilinged piano nobile apartment in a beautiful Gothic palazzo with private entrance and courtyard

A stunning high ceilinged piano nobile apartment in a beautiful Gothic palazzo with private entrance and courtyard

This is a quite unique Venice palazzo apartment with lots of space, much desired super high ceilings and all the original features we most want, including red pastellone flooring.

The beginnings of Palazzo Donà date back to the early 14th century. The entrance portal with its decorative friezes shows the strong influence of Byzantine art, as well the courtyard with its beautiful open staircase and original well, done in the period when the Dona' family gave Venice three doges, Francesco, Leonardo and Nicolo'. 

The private entrance and large courtyard make it perfect for parties and receptions, while the grand staircase leads to an impressive entrance to the piano nobile with its beautiful Sansovino wooden carved ceiling, original large windows and balcony at the end of this very long and stunning room. There is a divine mezzanine soppalco upstairs as well as good service space downstairs. Moving on, there is a large square salon ideal for comfortable living space. Both rooms have masses of light.

The kitchen is central and pivotal, perfect for homey dinners or as a base for professional reception service. To the rear of the floor is a series of three adorable large rooms with canal views as well as overlooking the gardens of the famous Palazzo Albrizzi, a sight I could happily enjoy forever. There is a private second entrance out to the street for service etcetera. So this can be either a super elegant private home or indeed continue as an amazing gallery and exhibition space. There is a separate apartment downstairs, perfect for guests.

The location is perfect ...tucked away in a corner of Campo San Polo, yet only three minutes from the Grand Canal and San Silvestro.

Canal views


Central heating

Magazzino storage space

Porta sola

What attracted us to this property

We are so happy to be selling this palazzo piano nobile as we originally sold it to the current owners several years ago. In those days it was a private home belonging to the famous artistic and literary Fonseca family from New York - they were pleased to pass their beloved home on to the current Art Foundation owners, and so life goes on! We have original pictures of the previous decor if of interest. We really love this sense of continuity in our work...

San Polo

This area features some of the city’s most important monuments such as the Frari Church, the Scuola di San Rocco and the Carmini church. Filled with, restaurants and bars, this section of town is nicely populated by young families and has a very local Venetian feel, with good food shops and artisan ateliers. Piazza San Marco can be reached on foot in approximately 20 minutes.

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