Venezia – Ca’ Cappello Layard

A highly prestigious 16th century building located in the historic centre of the city of Venice, one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world.
Thanks to its position on the Grand Canal, the property is ideal for use either as a hospitality facility or as a residential building.

San Polo, 2035 - Venezia (VE)


Property type
Office, Hotel and leisure
Total GIA (m²)
Number of units

Direct use

Year of construction
16th century
State of maintenance and repair
Occupation status
Risk profile

Palazzo Cappello Layard, a splendid typically Venetian “palazzo” which overlooks the Grand Canal, is located in the “insula” (island block) of the San Polo neighbourhood,in Venice’s old historic centre. The property is quadrilateral and is distributed over three floors above ground plus a mezzanine. It covers a total surface area of 1,720 sq m. It features private mooring area for boats. The interior of the building has preserved decorative features from the 18th century and early 20th century. The property, currently occupied by a department of the Ca’ Foscari University, would be suitable for use as a tourist-accommodation facility or for residential apartments.

The Palazzo is located in the historic centre of the Municipality of Venice (264,579 inhabitants), capital city of the province of Venice (858,198 inhabitants) in the Veneto Region (4,927,596 inhabitants). The property is situated along the Grand Canal, close to Campo San Polo, 700 m from the Rialto Bridge and 1.2 km from Saint Mark’s Square, one of the city’s most precious tourist attractions.


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