Palazzo Labia, Venice

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Palazzo Labia is a baroque palace in Venice, Italy. Built in the 17th–18th century, it is one of the last great palazzi of Venice. Little known outside of Italy, it is most notable for the remarkable frescoed ballroom painted 1746–47 by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, with decorative works in trompe l'oeil by Gerolamo Mengozzi-Colonna.In a city often likened to a cardboard film set, the Palazzo is unusual by having not only a formal front along the Grand Canal, but also a visible and formal facade at its rear, and decorated side as well, along the Cannaregio Canal. In Venice, such design is very rare. The palazzo was designed by the architect Andrea Cominelli (by Alessandro Tremignon according to others), the principal facade is on the Cannaregio Canal; a lesser three bayed facade faces the Grand Canal. A later facade probably designed by Giorgio Massari is approached from the Campo San Geremia.The LabiaThe Labia family, who commissioned the palazzo, were originally Catalan and bought their way into nobility in 1646, hence considered arriviste by the old Venetian aristocracy. The wars with the Ottomans had depleted the coffers of the Republic of Venice which then sold inscriptions into nobility, thus giving political clout. It has been said that they compensated their lack of ancestors by a great display of wealth. Today the Palazzo Labia is the sole remaining example of this ostentation.
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  • Baroque palace built between ' 600 and ' 700che faces the campo San Geremia and next to the Church which concserva the remains of Santa Lucia. Inside important works by Tiepolo. Not open to the public.
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  • The baroque palace, after many vicissitudes and after being restored has become the regional headquarters of the RAI. In the Salon it houses frescoes by Tiepolo on stories of Antony and Cleopatra and theoretically for the visits you can ask via email to the RAI. I've never been able to get in but it's also nice to be out. It would be good that the visits were easier.
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  • Our visit was limited to the exterior. The Palace is visible only in VERY RARE OCCASIONS internally. Very bad. Currently, it is not to be considered an attraction.
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  • Nice building
  • Great place
  • Unfortunately I've only seen externally and is very nice although could be kept better. Even the area around the Palace is very beautiful and rich in color (colored houses). I've been to take pictures.
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  • Ballroom beautifully frescoed by Tiepolo. It gasps for colors and perspectives presented by the great painter. Very nice ground floor with Golden columns of excellent workmanship.
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  • Beautiful antique majestic rooms are beautifully painted and well maintained definitely worth a visit
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