Talk:Ca' Foscari

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Page Move[edit]

Why has this page been moved, it is a "palazzo" not a "palace" in any case it cannot be a Ca' and a palace at the same time; it's either Ca'Foscari or Palazzo Foscari - I don't care which, but in English a palace is something far larger, whereas in Italy it can mean any large townhouse, which is what Ca'Foscari is.  Giano  10:13, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

I have now restored it to Palazzo Foscari. There is a case for "Ca' Foscari", but in the interests of simplicity, it's probably better to keep all Italian palazzi in easy to understand terminology and format. Giano  20:49, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

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This is yet another reason why wikipedia images should not be secreted off to Commons where they are deleted on the most stupid grounds. Giacomo Returned 21:50, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
It's only today that I notice this. Are you here referring to Italian law as "most stupid"? If so, I must respectfully disagree: it is surely outclassed by mindboggling crassness in Abu Dhabi. -- Hoary (talk) 02:27, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
Italian law is not quite as zelous as some wikipedians, as is proven here [1]. The image in question was clearly not intended to be a reproduction of the copyrighted work. It does not look like the Abu Dhabi Presidential Palace is going to get much of a write up here - does it? Giacomo Returned 07:32, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I misread you slightly, sorry about that. (And perhaps I shouldn't mention Abu Dhabi: talk of nations jailing people for photographing buildings might inspire various other nations that seem eager to curtail freedom of panorama in the name of "security" or whatever.) -- Hoary (talk) 11:26, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Requested move to Ca' Foscari Palace[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved to Ca' Foscari. Feel free to re-request alternatives. Arbitrarily0 (talk) 11:56, 27 July 2011 (UTC)


Palazzo FoscariCa' Foscari PalaceRelisted. Vegaswikian (talk) 22:59, 17 July 2011 (UTC) Per the request on my user talk user talk:Monty845#Palazzo_Foscari, multiple buildings are called Palazzo Foscari, and this article is about the one called Ca' Foscari Palace. User:Globe.explorer would like to turn this page into a disambiguation page, with links there, and to articles for the other palaces that Globe.explorer intends to create. I am making this request on their behalf, as they expressed difficulty in understanding the details of the requested move process, and it seems like a reasonable proposal to me. Monty845 17:40, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

What a ridiculous suggestion. How can it possibly be "Ca' Foscari Palace"? does the nominator of this have the remotist idea what he is talking about? - is he next to suggest we move Buckingham Palace to "Buck House Palace." Giacomo Returned 20:23, 10 July 2011 (UTC)
Hello, thank you for your remark, Giacomo, but I think you did not get the point. The entry Ca' Foscari Palace (with capital P btw :) already exists, and it was not created by me. What I am talking about is Foscari, which in Italian is a last name; in Venice there are more than one Palazzo Foscari. So I am asking to build up a disambiguation page to list also the other one. Buckingham Palace can stay the place it is, at least in my opinion, and i think this is very reasonable. :D --Globe.explorer (talk) 11:45, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Who calls it "Ca' Foscari Palace", with a capital P? that's redundant. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 00:36, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
Hi, Septentrionalis. The entry Ca' Foscari Palace already exists, with capital P and it was not created by me. Yes, it is a little redundant. Best, --Globe.explorer (talk) 11:45, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
That is because Buckingham is a small university/market town some 40 odd miles distant from Buckingham Palace. There's no reason why this page cannot be just Ca' Foscari or Ca' Foscari (palazzo), allthough, I can't think why it needs the palazzo to disambiguate it, as it's the only Ca' Foscari. It cannot be "palace" because in this instance "palazzo" does not "translate" to "palace" in the English/American sense of the word. Giacomo Returned 06:08, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
Point taken regarding the palace/palazzo issue — guess looking higher up on this page wouldn't have hurt. Google book search doesn't seem to support the palazzo as the primary topic for Ca' Foscari (scholar search is of course completely swamped by author affiliations with the university), so I'll support Ca' Foscari (palazzo). Favonian (talk) 10:22, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Absolutely not!! "Ca'" already means "palace": only ignorance of the original meaning could stem such a request. Would you move "Palais of Versailles" to "Palais of Versailles Palace"?!?! --'''Attilios''' (talk) 13:15, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
Quite right Attilios regarding the naming, but I would move Versailles to Chateau de Versailles - no matter; I always thought Ca' derived from "casa" (house) and was used in the same way as the great London town houses were Bedford House, Marlborough House etc (even though they were in the European sense palaces), this left the term "palace/palazzo" free for the Doge/ruler's residence. That's what I learnt as a student anyway. Giacomo Returned 15:50, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Mine is a /* Disambiguation page request for Palazzo Foscari */ not a change for the Ca' Foscari page!!! Hello everybody. Let me try again to explain what my request is about. I understand this may be confusing for the non locals. I am sorry this is getting so time consuming for everybody.

Imagine there were three places referred to as "Smith Palace" in a given city. One is a "Smith Palace", the other is also "Smith Palace", best known as Smith house (also called Smith house(palace) by some others but let them do it if they like, I do not care about this); the third is another "Smith Palace" by another Smith family. At different addresses. OK? And when you search Wiki for Smith Palace, you are redirected to the first one only (which in this specific case happens to be Ca' Foscari (palazzo) which is the only chance given at present when searching Palazzo Foscari).
The only way to list the other two is to have a disambiguation page for Smith Palace: this is what my request is about. I am not willing to discuss the title of pages built by others, like this Ca' Foscari (palazzo) (which to me is not correct, but I am used to solve one problem at a time). So please note that mine is a /* Disambiguation page request for Palazzo Foscari */ and nothing else. Hope this is clear now. All the best, thank you for kind cooperation :) --Globe.explorer (talk) 11:37, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Proposed merge with Aula Baratto[edit]

It's a room in a fairly important Venetian palace; it's been called Baratto for a tiny proportion of its existence. Unsurpisingly, there doesn't seem to be a notability guideline at WP:ROOM; if there was, this one would probably fail it. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 21:55, 14 May 2014 (UTC)