Palazzo Bonfadini Vivante

Palazzo Bonfadini Vivante is a palace in Venice, Italy located in the Cannaregio district and overlooking the Cannaregio canal.[1][2][3] The neighboring buildings are Palazzo Savorgnan and Palazzo Testa.

Palazzo Bonfadini Vivante
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Palazzo Bonfadini Vivante
General information
Architectural styleRenaissance
AddressCannaregio district
Town or cityVenice
Coordinates45°26′39.74″N 12°19′24.54″E / 45.4443722°N 12.3234833°E / 45.4443722; 12.3234833
Construction stopped16th century
OwnerFinalba seconda s.p.a.
Technical details
Floor count4 levels


The palace was built in the 16th century to be a residence of the Bonfadinis, a family of Tyrolean merchants who joined the Venetian patriciate. In the mid-17th century, the present façade was completed. In the 19th century, the Jewish family of the Vivantes settled in the palazzo, initially as a tenant, giving the building its second name. In the first half of the 20th century, the building suffered a prolonged degradation until the new owners carried out an important restoration in the 1990s.[citation needed]


The façade of the palazzo is rather simple, of three levels and an attic on top. The structure has two rectangular portals on the ground floor flanked by square windows. The second noble floor is decorated with the most important element, a serliana with a metal parapet. The first noble floor below has a similar layout with smaller quadrangular openings, also with parapet. Finally, the façade terminates with a thin dentilled cornice and stringcourse.[4]

The palazzo interiors are of notable artistic value, decorated with artworks made between the 18th and 19th centuries by Giuseppe Castelli, Giuseppe Borsato, and Giambattista Canal.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Palazzo Bonfadini-Vivante (in Italian). AMAV. 1995. p. 13. ISBN 9788877431516. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  2. ^ Vivante, Cesare (2009). La memoria dei padri: cronaca, storia e preistoria di una famiglia ebraica tra Corfù e Venezia (in Italian). Casa Editrice Giuntina. p. 164. ISBN 9788880573357. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  3. ^ Brusegan, Marcello (2005). I palazzi di Venezia: la storia della città raccontata attraverso i suoi splendidi e inconfondibili edifici (in Italian). Newton & Compton. p. 43. ISBN 9788854103627. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Palazzo Bonfadini Vivante, Venice". Retrieved 2 August 2019.

Coordinates: 45°26′40″N 12°19′25″E / 45.4444°N 12.3235°E / 45.4444; 12.3235