Palace Tiepolo Passi was built in XVI century, and belong since long time to the Passi family. Now it has been equipped to receive guests. You will enjoy the authentic atmosphere of Venice and the genuine venetian ospitality. It offers an apartment facing the "Canal Grande" (while other apartments are under restoration), and the opportunity to organize dining and cocktail for up to 70 people in its main apartment.
The Tiepolo palace belongs to Passi family, whose origins goes back to the 10th century.
The palace, built in the 16th century, is located on the Grand Canal between the Rialto Bridge and San Marco Square. It is on the right hand of Palazzo Pisani Moretta, and is near to the public boat stop of San Tomà.
Traces of frescos painted by Andrea Meldolla, called Schiavone, of the Parmigianino's school, remain on the façade. This kind of paintings preferred heated colors to depict rural and hunting scenes, with some recalls of Giorgione's spirit, with abundance of light and shade. It's one of the few palazzi on the Canal Grande that were painted with frescoes, although nowadays only some vestige remains.
The ceilings of the hall still shows, well preserved, valuable stuccoes portraying mythological scenes. The building belonged to Tiepolo family, a noble family who owned vast territories between Oderzo and Treviso. At the ground floor of the palace, embellished by Guardi ornaments, an active trading was practiced at the time of Serenissima Republic of Venice, to which gave several Dogi.
Close to the building you will find a public Gondola service going back and forth across the Gran Canal between San Tomà and San Samuele (near Palazzo Grassi). Water taxis can drop you off right in front of the main entrance of the at the Tiepolo building on the Grand Canal.
Even though it is situated in the historical centre of Venice, you can reach both the bus or car terminal (Piazzale Roma) and the railway station quickly by boat or on foot.
New site layout! I hope you'll like it, and of course is always work-in-progress!
- a guestbook has been added,
- a section of the site, containing useful informations for the venetian's guest, will be ready soon!
- a photo section will be ready as soon as possible