Palazzo Testa

Palazzo Testa is a small Gothic palace in Venice, Italy, located in the Cannaregio district and overlooking the Canale di Cannaregio.[1][2][3]

Palazzo Testa
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Palazzo Testa
General information
Architectural styleGothic
AddressCannaregio district
Town or cityVenice
Coordinates45°26′40.56″N 12°19′23.16″E / 45.4446000°N 12.3231000°E / 45.4446000; 12.3231000
Construction stopped15th century
Technical details
Floor count3 levels


The palazzo was built in the 15th century but underwent numerous alterations between the 16th and 19th centuries. The building belonged at least from 1531 to 1748 to the ancient patrician Testa family. After the death of the last heir, Uberto Testa, the building passed to Count Alessandro di Marsciano. The palazzo remained the property of this family until 1808.[4]


The small façade is of the late Gothic style. It consists of three floors with a noble floor on top. The noble floor is decorated with a quadrifora supported by a balcony. The balcony is decorated with lion heads. The quadrifora is flanked by a pair of lancet windows on each side. The mezzanine floor also had a four-light window in the center, but, after a renovation in the 19th century, the side parts were closed up, with the central parts still remaining.


  1. ^ "Palazzo Testa, Venice". Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  2. ^ Acta Historiae Artium (in Italian). Akadémiai Kiadó. 1966. p. 277. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  3. ^ Constable, William George (1976). Canaletto: Giovanni Antonio Canal 1697-1768. Clarendon Press. p. 331. ISBN 978-0-19-817324-3. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Palazzo Testa | Servizio Patrimonio della Città metropolitana di Venezia". (in Italian). Retrieved 1 August 2019.

Coordinates: 45°26′40″N 12°19′24″E / 45.4445°N 12.3232°E / 45.4445; 12.3232