Corte Bottera, Castello

This is another of the locations featured in the booklet Venetian domestic architecture, by Egle Trincanato.

It wasn’t easy to locate, and was another that required me to ring a bell and plead to be allowed entry. That obliging lady can come to my house any day she wants to.

Signora Trincanato comments “Of the 12th-13th century buildings there remains the arched doorway and probably the outside staircase (partly rebuilt). Near the entrance to the Corte stands a porchway with 14th century columns.”

I am so grateful that I was able to see and admire this private corte.

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20 responses to “Corte Bottera, Castello

  1. bettini

    The grillwork on the window of the door is breathtaking. It is all in the details. Thanks for sharing your adventure.

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  2. I agree with you Darlene. And staying for a while in an apartment (mine was a former monastery) I had the same thoughts. Of course the kitchen was vastly improved since the 16th century;-)….not to mention the bathroom.

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  3. One of the great attractions for me to see buildings like this, is to imagine the people who lived there along time ago and know that I’m walking in their footsteps.

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  4. That Corte is positively stuffed with treasures to delight the eye! Thanks for sharing it with us Y!

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  5. You have had such wonderful adventures!!!

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  6. Love the glow from the window in the door at 6281A.

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  7. Bert

    You were, indeed, fortunate, Yvonne. I visited the corte at least three times over two or three years to find it ‘in restauro’ and no entry possible. But the last time I was there I found the restorations finished and the gate unlocked. I posted some photos and a photo that was the reason I needed to see it on VDP a long tome ago.

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  8. Andrew

    It makes me smile the way they just cut holes for windows wherever they felt like it. Here particularly the square one above the big arch. Couldn’t it have been just 2 feet to the left thus avoiding the stone?

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    • I totally agree, Andrew, It couldn’t have been easy cutting through the arch. It was truly lovely to see that corte. Sigh.

      Hey, “Ding-dong, the frog is gone.” 🙂

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  9. Andrew

    Oh I say! Isn’t that lovely. You can really imagine the medieval Venetians moving about in there.

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  10. Jo

    What a fabulous corte Yvonne – with so many architectural treasures! Amazingly tall original arches? I love the staircase which had been ‘renovated’! Lovely photos.

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  11. I was constantly gobsmacked by the architecture in Venice, Anneli.

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  12. Those old buildings are fascinating. If they could talk, the tales they could tell.

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