The IUAV (Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia – Architectural University) dates back to the early 1920s. Many would be familiar with the premises at Santa Croce, 191, which features an attractive entrance way designed by that genius Carlo Scarpa.
Another campus of this University is housed in Ca’Tron, a palazzo on the Grand Canal, at Santa Croce, 1957. The palazzo has a small garden generally accessible via this gate at 1954.
Don’t be put off by the guardian of the gate, nor this watchful fellow.
The palazzo can be traced back through the late sixteenth century. I surely don’t know if these relics date from that time.