Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo

Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo Courtyard

Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo

The most beautiful courtyard in Venice

The Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo is very inconspicuously located. No wonder, because it is not famous for having a canal-facing façade, which is all important in Venice, but rather for its courtyard. You can see a remarkable spiral staircase (Venetian: bovolo) there. It was built in 1500 by Giovanni Candi in the courtyard of the palace and connects all five balconies of the building. With its round-arched arcades the beautiful spiral staircase is almost reminiscent of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. And if you can face the hike up the stairs you will be rewarded with a nice view over the rooftops of Venice from the upper floors.



Landing stage: Rialto

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