Former convent consisting of a building on four floors above ground with two internal cloisters, located near the Rialto Bridge, in the San Marco district in Venice.
Near the Rialto Bridge, in the San Marco district, in an area of considerable tourist flow, the property enjoys an excellent position. It is a former convent consisting of a building on four floors above ground with two internal cloisters. The complex, of important cultural interest, has large spaces and frescoed halls. The distribution of the former monks’ cells facing the inner courtyards has remained almost unchanged.
Around 1177 Emperor Frederick Barbarossa ordered the construction of the convent annexed to the Church of San Salvador, which was completed in 1209 in Romanesque-Gothic style. In 1500 the architecture of the entire complex was revised which, as it appears today, presents Renaissance forms. Following the suppression of ecclesiastical orders and subversive laws, in 1806 the convent was transformed into barracks. In 1921 the complex was used by the telephone company (now Telecom) which used it as offices and telephone switchboard, completely restructuring it starting in 1985. The property is in excellent state of repairs; in the rooms used for offices, meeting rooms and board rooms the finishes are of high quality with classic Venetian elements.
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