Too fine (Palazzi news I)
31 May, 2007
Palazzo Labia is a great building between the Grand Canal and the Cannaregio Canal. It was built between the 1600 and the 1700 for a very rich family of merchants from Catalonia. The front door is in Campo San Geremia, at the beginning of the Lista di Spagna, the street where all Spanish diplomatic and merchants were used to live.
It is one of the few Venetian Palazzi with three facades, but most of all, inside, the thirteen halls has beautiful wall paintings of Gianbattista Tiepolo, as the renown “Antonio and Cleopatra histories”.
From the 1964 Palazzo Labia is the Venice main office of the National Italy Television (RAI), but now the Venice Mayor has said that the Tiepolo paintings are too fine for the newscast and that the television has to move to other site. The television employees disagree :-).