Inserted within the public park of the same name, this building has recently been restored and used as a place of entertainment for the citizens, as well as the seat of the District Council of Cannaregio.

If the urbanization of the Sant'Alvise area began in the 15th century, this building is already present in the Perspective Plan of the City and the Lagoon by Paolo Forlani in 1566, albeit with a completely different architectural form. At that time, in the presence of the previous Palazzo Donà which has now disappeared, the building was used by the Bombardieri for exercises: this situation persisted until the mid-nineteenth century when the surface was transformed into a lumber yard. At the end of the nineteenth century the building changed its intended use again, becoming a warehouse.

When the new owner arrived, Cavalier Giuseppe Groggia, the large open space facing the lagoon was used to build the residence of the same name while the large space in front was used as a large garden in a romantic style; behind the house, facing the lagoon, were the sheds called "Ex CIGA" still visible by boat along the Fondamenta Nove.

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