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The Casino of Palazzo Bru Zane in Venice

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The Casino of Palazzo Bru Zane in Venice

The Casino of Ca 'Zane was designed by the workshop of Baldassare Longhena as part of the construction of Palazzo Zane.

At the time, the Zanes were one of the richest Venetian families who planned the renovation of an existing building and appointed Longhena, who also designed the splendid Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, in the role of proto (master builder).

Already at an advanced age, Longhena did not complete the project before his death. The work was then terminated by his workshop, in particular by the architect Antonio Gasparri.

In addition to the works on the building itself, a seventeenth-century garden as well as Ca' Zane Casino - a building dedicated to games – and a family library with a stucco decoration by Abbondio Stazio and woodwork by Andrea Brustolon were also built. The frescoes have been attributed to Sebastiano Ricci.

The entire complex has been restored by the Bru Zane Foundation since 2007. The works have also included the restoration of the garden that connects the main building, partly occupied by later buildings.

The Casino of Palazzo Bru Zane is open to visitors every Thursday afternoon with free guided tours... Reaching the palace is very simple: just get off at the San Tomà or Riva de Biasio stop of Venice public transport and then walk for a short distance to reach it!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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