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GIARDINO DI PALAZZO BEMBO

 

Dorsoduro

L.i.s.c. student collective

f 14 part. 1656

Surface area: 2,865.27 sq.m

 

 HISTORICAL USE

The garden is attributable to Palazzo Barbarigo, built by the

Barbarigo family in the 1600s, probably on a design by Jacopo

Sansovino. In the 1700s the Palazzo was bought by

the Marcello family, and then by the Sangiantoffetti family.

 LAST USE

University; then garden for use by the nearby primary school Ranier Michieli.

RESTORATION PROJECTS

2013:

The University of Ca’ Foscari tried to sell the palazzo. The

decision raised eyebrows and was finally obstructed by the

Venice Municipal Council.

(the students association LISC uses the space for cultural activities)

2015:

After tests by the Regional Environmental Protection Agency

showed the presence of dioxin and mercury, an agreement was found between the Municipal Council and Ca’Foscari for it to be cleaned up.

The project was due to have started in September 2015.