Here is another of the buildings featured in Venetian domestic architecture (Trincanato). It is found on the Zattere, Dorsoduro.
If you’ve ever stopped for a gelato or an aperitif at Gelateria Nico (at 922), then you were right in the neighbourhood of this dwelling from the 15th century.
The features described by Signora Trincanato such as the three part divison of the facade rising above the portico are still clearly visible. (When you stand far enough back!) Aren’t those windows above the portico graceful?
The booklet mentions that the portico was used a walkway while the fondamenta was built, in 1519. (A fondamenta is a walkway built along the water side.)
Next door to the building in question is the Ristorante and Pizzeria Terrazza del Casin dei Nobili. There is no shortage of places to eat and drink along the Zattere. It’s a brilliant place to sit and watch the world go by. This would be an excellent place to rent an apartment during a visit to Venice.
Here you can see the fondamenta with pedestrians approaching yet another bridge. That is a temporary ramp, unfortunately; they are so useful for parents with kiddies in pushers, or people with aching joints, or someone using a wheelchair.
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