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Del Cammello, the Camel

Year:
1250
Adress:
Palazzo Mastelli, Rio della Madonna dell'Orto, Cannaregio
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Diagonally opposite the church, on the other side of the canal, stands the Palazzo Mastelli, former home of the mercantile family of the same name. The facade of the much-altered palazzo is a sort of architectural scrap-album, featuring a Gothic top-loor balcony, thirteenth-century Byzantine fragments set into sixteenth-century work below, a bit of a Roman altar set into a column by the corner, and a quaint little relief of a man leading a laden camel – hence its alternative title, Palazzo del Cammello.