Ca' Tron

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Ca' Tron (right), with Palazzo Duodo on the left.

Ca' Tron is a palace in Venice, northern Italy, facing the Canal Grande. Part of the sestiere (quarter) of Santa Croce, it is situated between the Palazzo Belloni Battagia and Palazzo Duodo, near the church of San Stae. It is owned by the University Iuav of Venice and houses the Faculty of Territorial Planning.

The palace was built in the late 16th century, under the design of an unknown architect of Jacopo Sansovino school as the residence of the Tron family, who lived here until their disappearance in the 19th century. It is owned by the IUAV since 1972.

Description[edit]

The building is an L-shaped plan, with a ground floor, a mezzanine and two piani nobili. The latter, differently from the others, have a façade in Istrian stone. The left side of the façade is shorter, and thus the portal and the central openings of the floors are asymmetrically placed.

The floors have eight windows, the four central ones joined to form a quadruple mullioned window. The small rear façade, which faces a small garden with a well at the center, features two quintuple mullioned windows with parapets in correspondence of the piani nobili, while at the ground floor there is a single opening divided by two columns.

The interior has damaged frescoes by Louis Dorigny and stucco decorations.

Sources[edit]

  • Brusegan, Marcello (2005). La grande guida dei monumenti di Venezia. Rome: Newton & Compton. ISBN 88-541-0475-2. 

Coordinates: 45°26′31″N 12°19′48″E / 45.44182°N 12.329862°E / 45.44182; 12.329862