Palazzo Labia

The Labia Palace is one of the biggest buildings in Venice which overlooks the Grand Canal, in the district of Cannaregio. It was built between 1730 and 1740 by Andrea Cominelli, for the Labia family, who wanted a monumental urban residence.

The building has three different facades. One of the facades was designed by Giorgio Massari; the other facade overlooks the Grand Canal, and the third facade overlooks the "Rio di Cannaregio".

The palace takes inspiration from Classicism of the XVII century; the serious and rigorous style of the exterior contrasts with the luxurious interior. The walls and ceiling of the dance room are frescoed by Tiepolo, with images representing legends and allegoric images.

Over time, the palace lost its splendour when it fell into the hands of several owners that were not interested in preserving its masterpieces. The first attempt to restore it was made by Carlos de Bestegui who tried to improve the condition of the frescoes. Since 1964 the palace has been the property of RAI,  Italian public television, and thanks to this company, it underwent a radical restoration that brought back all of its beauty.

Address: Cannaregio, Campo San Geremia, 275
Phone: 041 5242812 / 5240782 – Fax: 5240675

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