Palazzo Balbi: vista dal Canal Grande

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Nicolò Balbi had this palace built by the architect and sculptor Alessandro Vittoria who moved from Trento to Venice on purpose in Sansovino's workshop and finished the works in 8 years (1582 - 1590): the final result was a masterpiece and represented one of the very first palaces baroque of Venice, the driving force of seventeenth-century splendor and taken as an example by many architects for the construction of many other palaces.

A curious anecdote is linked to this building: it is said that Nicolò Balbi, a member of the Maggior Consiglio, lived in an apartment near the place

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