Welcome to Casa Colleoni
Welcome to Casa Colleoni, a privileged terrace for the view on the stunning Venetian palazzos facing San Giovanni e Paolo and on the San Zanipolo Basilica, as the Venetians call it.
It’s the Pantheon of the princes and heroes of the Serenissima (as the Venetian Republic was called) and the second most important public building in town, after San Marco. Here parties, ceremonies, Dogi’s (the governors of Venice) funerals and Popes’ visits where hosted.
Here the city dedicated an equestrian monument to Bartolomeo Colleoni, a captain who used to pay service to the Doge and left his entire wealth and possessions to the city of Venice.
The statue, erected in 1496, is still in the same spot; it vigilates on the multitude of lovers that meet there for their night strolls.
Opening Casa Colleen’s windows you will fill immersed in a Canaletto canvas, among the crowd that welcomed Pope Pio VI, waiting for a gondola along the water or sitting in the shade on the monument.
Don’t hesitate though, the city is waiting for you. San Marco is behind the corner; a longer walk will take you straight to Castello, in the heart of the real Venice or to discover the either islands of the Laguna, since the vaporetto (water bus) stop is a few minutes away