The palazzo was built during the Renaissance and was the residence of the Querini family. Exiled from Venice because of their involvement in the conspiracy of Bajamonte Tiepolo in 1310, they conquered the island of Stampalia in the Aegean, from which they took their name. The Palazzo was the seat of the Patriarchate of Venice during the construction of the Episcopal Palace at St. Mark’s. On the 3rd of August 1849 it was stormed by the people, who were against Venice’s resistance to Austria. Today the palazzo is the home of a public library and the Querini-Stampalia Foundation, an interesting collection of paintings and works of art.
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Located 150 metres behind St Mark’s Square, Hotel Antigo Trovatore offers air conditioned rooms, great water bus connections and panoramic views across Venice from its rooftop terrace. Rooms at the Antigo Trovatore are simply decorated and feature satellite TV and a private bathroom with hairdrye [...]
Just 50 metres from St. Mark’s Square, Hotel Orion offers rooms and apartments with private bathroom, air conditioning and satellite TV. The San Marco vaporetto stop is 200 metres away. Rooms at the Orion are decorated in a classic Venetian style, some with exposed-beam ceilings. All accommodatio [...]
Located in a 15th-century building on a typical street, Bridge Hotel offers elegant, Venetian-style rooms with air conditioning and satellite TV. The Bridge of Sighs is a 2-minute walk away, and you can reach Rialto Bridge in 10 minutes. Rooms here have a flat-screen TV and a minibar. Some feature [...]
Palazzo Priuli offers a quiet location, canal-view rooms and a rooftop terrace overlooking Venice's Bell Tower. St. Mark's Square and the Bridge of Sighs are a 5-minute walk away. Palazzo Priuli is a 14-century building set on the banks of 2 canals. Murano glass lamps, marble stairs and antique fur [...]
Just 100 metres from Saint Mark's Square, Hotel Colombina is set in a historic building overlooking the canal of the nearby Bridge of Sighs. The rooms have a traditional Venetian design, with multicolored marble floors. Each room offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and a satellite flat-screen TV. [...]