The Palace was built by the Foscarini family and remained in their possession until the fall of the Republic.
As members of the Venetian Nobility, they are particularly remembered for having provided the city with one of the last important Doges- who was also a noted man of letters.
It is situated on the Canale Santa Margherita and faces the beautiful façade of the Church of Santa Maria dei Carmini.
Today, it still boasts a number of remarkable artistic and architectural features which bear witness to its noteworthy history; these can be found both on the exterior of the building and within the individual apartments.
The Palazzo Foscarini apartment is reached via a charming internal courtyard and grand archway. One side looks onto the park, whilst the other looks onto the small orchard gardens of surrounding buildings.
An elegant little building known as the “Foscarini Library” provides a delightful back-drop to this famous park. It was built by the Doge-Scholar in the middle of the 18 th Century at the time of the last important enlargement and restoration of the palace.
The Palazzo Foscarini apartment is elegantly and traditionally furnished and arranged thus:
The Grand “Salon”
The large room has an impressive beamed and moulded ceiling five meters above the room, a fine inlaid marble fireplace and is main sitting-room/dining area.
The large divan can open up into a double bed.
There are two large windows and a French window which lead onto a terrace overlooking the garden, so the room is full of light.
A modern and well-equipped kitchen area.
Fitted with bath/shower unit.
The principal bedroom
With double bed and wardrobe.
The “mezzanine” room
A small room reached by a little staircase- a charming nook where one can escape to read or meditate.
Here there is an armchair which converts to a single bed and a small wardrobe.
The apartment has that traditional Venetian atmosphere which renders it cosy and welcoming. It has been decorated and studied so as to make it attractive and pleasant, offering every necessary comfort without sacrificing the original period features or compromising its history.
The part of the town in which Palazzo Foscarini is situated (Dorsoduro- one of the six “quarters” of Venice) is very well known and loved by Venetians and Visitors alike both for its wealth of historical monuments and attractions and for the fact that it remains a genuine “lived-in” area of the city. Furthermore, the convenience of this area to the main entry-points to the city combined with its handy access to the hub of the Grand Canal (between Rialto and the Accademia), makes this area a strategic point for those who wish to experience an authentic taste of what Venetian life really is in the heart of this city.
The Palace itself gives onto the Rio di Santa Margherita and the Campo dei Carmini - part of the famous Santa Margherita area, much frequented by Venetians and young people thanks to its numerous Cafés and open-air restaurants and its genuine vitality.
The area is also very well served in terms of facilities; Chemists, Banks, Post Office, Supermarkets and specialist shops.
From the cultural point of view, apart from the School and Church of the Carmini (works by Tiepolo,Lotto, Cima da Conegliano….) one is very close to the Cà Rezzonico museum of 18 th Century Venetian Arts, The Accademia Gallery, Palazzo Grassi, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection- and many others within a brief walking distance.
These include the Basilica of the Frari with its extraordinary Tiziano and Bellini, The School of San Rocco (Tintoretto) and The Church of San Nicolò dei Mendicoli.
It is also handy for the Rialto or Saint Mark's- either on foot or by public transport. (There are boats every 10 minutes)
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