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The Palazzo Pesaro Papafava is situated in the heart of historic Venice, a few minute’s walk from two of Venice’s most famous icons: the Rialto Bridge and the Ca’ d’Oro.

Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava is a 15th-century Gothic style mansion in the heart of Cannaregio once belonging to the wealthy Pesaro family of Padua. The palace takes its current name from the marriage of Pesarina Pesaro to Bonifacio Papafava in 1615 and throughout much of the 17th- and 18th-centuries, this family exercised considerable power in political spheres until the Papafava family died out in 1796.

Lying along the banks of the gracious Canale della Misericordia, opposite the Scuola Grande della Misericordia, it’s balconies afford views towards the Grand Canal as well as to the Lagoon.

The Palazzo Pesaro Papafava is easily accessible by land and water:

  • 12 minute walk to Venice’s Santa Lucia Railway Station

  • 10 min walk from Piazzale Roma

  • 10 minute ride by water taxi from Marco Polo Airport Venice

  • 3 minute walk to the Ca’ d’Oro vaporetto stop on the Grand Canal, which is serviced by the
    number 1 water bus

  • 4 minute walk to the Santa Sofia traghetto stop, which takes passengers across the Grand Canal to the Rialto markets

    Palazzo Pesaro Papafava is also home to Warwick in Venice, the only UK university to have a school in Venice providing a truly unique educational experience along with a deep understanding of the Renaissance period.

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