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.
Some available hotels near this place
Antica Casa Coppo is an historic Venetian residence 250 metres from Saint Mark's Square. Formerly the home of a wealthy merchant, it offers unique rooms with frescoed walls or ceilings and free Wi-Fi. Rooms at the Antica Casa are decorated with tapestries and some also feature exposed wooden beams [...]
Located in Venice's historic centre near the impressive square of Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, Ca' Bauta is an elegant guest house. It offers spacious rooms with high ceilings. The friendly, multi-lingual staff is available for planning tours, booking concert tickets, and making restaurant reservati [...]
Enjoy clean rooms, a welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff and a central location at Hotel Paganelli, which is within easy walking distance of the Bridge of Sighs and Saint Mark’s Square. Set in a former convent, Hotel Paganelli offers a stylish setting. Relax in the sophisticated lobby, or have s [...]
Thirty years of experience in the hotel industry make the family running Hotel Lux experts in catering to all guest's needs. Enjoy a comfortable stay really near St. Marks’ Square. Hotel Lux is ideal to visit the whole of Venice. The main landmarks of the Lagoon are enjoyable on foot or via publi [...]
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. [...]