One of the rooms we went into had a set of water doors, opening onto a view across a canal (the Rio dei Giardinetti) to the small public garden (Giardini ex Reali). Aren’t those windows magnificent?
Fausto pointed out the old bridge that could be dropped down to allow direct access to and from the garden. But, if you look at the previous photo, you will see that time and neglect has pretty much ruined the landing platform.
This is an awning over the landing stage at the water doors. I like that iron work.
A few days later, I went into the gardens, and made my way to a point opposite the water doors and bridge.
Here is the rotted landing stage. And, a parked gondola.
The next photo is not for the squeamish! There were lots of traps with poison bait set in the courtyard. And, here’s evidence they do their job.