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Ca' Priuli Manfrin, which takes its name from two of the most important families who lived there, is located in the Cannaregio district, at the foot of the Guglie bridge, in fondamenta Venier. Its foundation dates back to medieval times.

In the beginning it belonged to the Pesaro di Cannaregio family, who bequeathed it in 1457 to the Priuli. One of the few currently visible traces of this settlement is a tiny family crest carved above a walled portal on the side of the facade, bearing the date MDXX on the lintel. In 1585 the then owner Daniele Priuli, a member of the Council of Ten, on the basis of his "project", made some renovations to obtain a building that was more in keeping with his social rank. Between 1708 and 1710 the building assumed approximately its current size and its present layout around the central courtyard.

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