Ca' Centanni, better known as "House of Carlo Goldoni", built in the 15th century, is a typical Gothic palace
, but still presenting the layout and typical elements of civil Venetian architecture between the end of the 14th and the early 15th century in spite of its several renovations. The wide and well proportioned palace facade
curves in order to follow the bend of the narrow canal it overlooks. The dominant element is the lovely quadruple-mullioned window with its slender columns and inflected arches in correspondence with the main, or noble floor. The ground floor
, where the typical terracotta flooring confers a pleasantly old-fashioned and multi-coloured appearance, is composed of the porticoed hall towards the water-gate and by the suggestive courtyard with its open stairway supported upon progressively shrinking pointed arches, with a handrail in Istrian stone and simple small cylindrical columns, a little lion and a pine-cone. The upper floors
feature a small throughsalon (the traditional “portego” or lobby in Venetian houses) onto which the other rooms of the house open.
Full price: 5,00 eur. Reduced: 3,50 eur