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Its construction dates back to the end of the nineteenth century, precisely 1892, by the hand of the architect Edoardo Trigomi Mattei in the place where the ancient abbey of San Gregorio stood, from which the name of the field derives.

The main facade faces the Grand Canal and follows the Gothic-Venetian style; at first glance, it is easy to think, due to the remarkable similarities, of Palazzo Ducale or Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, now the seat of the Veneto Institute of Sciences, Letters and Arts.

As expected from the classic architecture of Venetian palaces, the building consists of three floors: two noble floors and the ground floor consisting of three large water portals. On the first noble floor, you can admire an exaphor with a balcony and eight single-lancet windows each with a balcony while, on the second noble floor, there is always an exaphor and a further eight single-lancet windows, but these not all have a balcony but only four, the most lateral. The secondary façade, which overlooks Campo San Gregorio, takes up the style used in the main façade.

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