Ca’ Pesaro

Found on the Grand Canal, not far from the vaporetto stop San Stae, is Ca’ Pesaro, a project of the Venetian architect Baldassarre Longhena. It  was built in the second half of the 17th century, for the Pesaro family. It now houses the  Gallery of Modern Art, and is one of the museums included on the very reasonably priced combined museums pass.

No photos are allowed within the museum, but the courtyard and canal views were worth recording. (And, if you like modern art, you won’t be disappointed.)

The courtyard with its pavement, a central vera da pozzo, and two other well heads set against a wall: 

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The view across the canal, looking towards Cannaregio:

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21 responses to “Ca’ Pesaro

  1. Great pics, I love them all.

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  2. Here are the right accents:
    PEsaro
    GiuDECca
    BARbaro
    MoceNIgo
    BarbaRIgo
    VendraMIN-CaLERgi
    SorANzo
    For other typical venetian words (both family names and nouns), remember that the ones ending in ER are always stressed on the last syllable:
    CorrER
    CorNER
    MuRER
    VeniER…

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  3. looks like a great place…..

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    • Good morning from Down Under! It is a place worth visiting, even if it’s just to admire the palazzo itself. I enjoy going here, and to a few of the other museums, as much for the architecture as the art.

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  4. Bert

    How do you pronounce ‘Pesaro’? If you’ve never heard a Venetian say it, you’ll probably say pez-AR-oh. But it’s PEZ-ar-oh. Foscari is similar – FOS-ca-ree.
    But when you’ve said it in your head the wrong way for years, it’s hard to change.

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    • It’s difficult knowing where that accent should land. One of my light bulb illumination moments came a few years back when I heard a Venetian pronounce Giudecca properly.

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      • Great point. I feel the same way. We should make a list of names and their proper accent. There are quite a few that, I’m afraid, I’ve been mispronouncing in my head:
        Barbaro
        Mocenigo
        Barbarigo
        Vendramin-Calergi
        Soranzo
        If anybody knows how the Venetians pronounce them, please share.
        Thanks

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  5. Love your images!! Ca Pesaro is a wonderful space.
    Have you ever been to the little studio of the artist….just around the corner? He makes frames…very distinctive…delicate.
    I’ll have to go back this year and do a little mini report and post location etc.
    xox

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  6. Elegant and opulent.I’d like to live there for a bit.

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  7. So nice to know that even though photos aren’t allowed you can still take pictures outside….or out the window.
    Love yours of course. I’ll have to put it on my list for next time….along with hundreds (at least) of others.

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    • The combined museums pass is such a good investment, as is the Chorus pass for churches, Michelle. For one thing, they make you go and search for the locations, so you find out more about the city.

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