(b. 1484, Verona, d. 1559, Verona)

Palazzo Corner Mocenigo: Façade towards Rio di San Polo

San Polo, Venice

This palace was built on the site of a 14th-century building, belonging to the Corner family and destroyed by fire in 1535. It was commissioned from Michele Sanmicheli by Giovanni Corner, nephew of the King of Cyprus.

The façade is characterized by the two large three-lancet windows with non-projecting balconies. The use of marble and Istria stone is limited. On the canal side the three arched portals demonstrate the original intention of building the palace for three different families, ensuring complete independence for the entrances.