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The construction, commissioned by Giovanni Pesaro, one of the exponents of the noble family of the same name, was entrusted to Baldassarre Longhena.

The works began in 1652 and ended in 1710 under the direction of Antonio Gaspari (Longhena died in 1682).

The original project included, among other things, a staircase to interrupt the entrance hall, an internal courtyard including a loggia and the service part.
Gaspari later modified the project by eliminating both the staircase and the courtyard and, above all, changed the side view of the building towards the Rio delle Due Torri.

The ceiling of the main floor was once decorated with the canvas "Zefiro e Flora" by Gianbattista Tiepolo (currently housed in the Ca 'Rezzonico museum), while the collection of paintings by Pietro Pesaro (the last heir of the Pesaro family) was sold in the early years of the nineteenth century.

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