In the heart of Venice, a XVI century patrician palace where relive together the ancient Venetian atmospheres. An unique place where take delight by classic music performed by international artists and Venetian traditional fine - cooking dishes and wines.
The first building of the Palace dates back to the XVI century, even if it achives his final (and actual) appareance only in 1760 when it has been acquired by the Marins (whose last the family crest - a light blue wave on a silver leaf - distinctly engraved on the well placed in the courtyard).
To these days, interiors preserve its XVIII century decoration with frescoes and stuccos in neoclassic style, now enhance by recent restoratives mesures: the main hall is enriched by mythological scenes, works by Gaetano Zampini (The Rape of Elena, The Sack of Troy, Apollo and Muses, Teseus and Arianna), whereas the allegorical paintings on the ceiling (Virtu meets Merit) are by Giovanni Scarajo; recently the bottom hall has been embellished by a tapestry describing a Galant Scene in the Park (a French Aubusson copy - end of XIX century) to which opposite site has been placed a Figure with Element, work by the contemporanean painter Eulisse Vincenzo (exhibited in 1994 at The International Gallery of Modern Art of Venice), a present to the actual property of the Palace leave by the artist, grateful for their hospitality during one of his several journeys in Venice.
Not a lot is know about Palazzo Marin over the centuries beside that the palace, according to the tradition, lived a period of unique liveliness at the end of XVIII century, when Isabella (born Elisabetta) Teotochi, first wife of Carlo Antonio Marin, held here one of the most prominent salon of her time.
Well - educated woman and authentic art lover (she was a writer herself), Isabella gathered around her influential writers, poets and artist as Ippolito Pindemonte, Vincenzo Monti, Antonio Canova, Walter Scott, G.G. Byron, J. W. Goethe, Sir William Hamilton, M.me de Stael and the Venitian nobles Querini, Pesaro, Tron and Dolfin. Whether the love story (extralmaritial) with Dominique Vivant Denon (a Parisian engraver and writer who become the Louvre director) is beyond any doubts, isn't likewise clear the relationship between Isabella and the young Ugo Foscolo (It could merely be a deep platonic friendship strengthen by the fact they were compatriot, reinterpreted by gossipers of their times as adulterous love between a mature woman and a young man). The sculpture The Elena bust, subject of many poems that is now preserved at the Ermitage Museum in Moscow, was the eulogy by Antonio Canova for Isabella's essay Sculpturs and artworks by Antonio Canova, pubblished in Venice in 1812.
Palazzo Marin is fully air conditioned, characteristic that makes it a rare location in Venice with an excellent climate in summer as well as in winter where organise Private and Business Events in Venice.