Palace Ca' Sagredo Venice

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The Ca' Sagredo is a 14th-century Byzantine-Gothic style palace located on the corner of the Strada Nuova and Campo Santa Sofia, in the sestiere of Cannaregio in central Venice, Italy. It now faces the Grand Canal (Venice), and across the campo from the Ca' Foscari.

Piano Nobile Rooms - Where the performance is held:

Much of the detachable interior decoration of the palace was sold over the past two centuries. The vast collection of paintings, drawings, and books accumulated by Zaccaria Sagredo, who had been an avid collector of art and a patron of Tiepolo and Piazzetta, was sold over the subsequent centuries.

However, many of the large salons retain their works. For instance, the Sala Del Doge, which once had a portrait of Doge Nicolò Sagredo, features a Nicolò Bambini ceiling painting: La Sconfitta dei Vizi (The Defeat of Vices), depicting Apollo outshining the demigods of darkness.

The Portego is a broad salon which runs along the whole first floor connecting the Grand Canal façade to the land-side of the building. The Portego's Canal-side features four ogival windows with a small quatrefoil window above, typical of the Byzantine Gothic architectural style in Venice. At one time, this room held over a hundred paintings collected by Zaccaria, stacked in rows. By 1780 these paintings were replaced with large canvases by Andrea Urbani, depicting Capricci with hunting scenes and allegorical figures above the doors.

Other rooms include a two story library; the Sala Amigoni, frescoed by Jacopo Amigoni; the Casino Dei Sagredo, decorated by the stucco artists Carpoforo Mazzetti and Abbondio Stazio in 1718; and the Music Ballroom, with frescoes attributed to Gaspare Diziani. Again the topic seems to relate to Apollo.