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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At a stone's throw away from the Rialto Bridge, in the historic centre and with public transport within a few metres (ACTV Boat 1 and 82), it's in a strategical point for your visits and excursions, convenient the berth for the water-taxi to take you from the airport to the hotel's front door or whe [...]
Opened in 1308, Albergo Cavalletto & Doge Orseolo is one of the oldest hotels in Venice. It is set right behind St. Mark's Square, and features elegant rooms and a private pier. All rooms of Albergo Cavalletto are classically furnished in Venetian style and come with satellite TV and minibar. Some [...]
Hotel Caneva is set between the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square, a 5-minute walk from the Basilica. All rooms are on the 1st floor and benefit from the peace and quiet of an internal courtyard. Most rooms of Caneva Hotel boast a charming view of typical Venetian canals, and some overlook the [...]
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