What’s Newly Renovated and Restored in Venice (February 2017)

This article appears in the February 2017 issue of Dream of Italy. Contarini Spiral Staircase The Contarini del Bovolo were a branch of the Venetian noble Contarini family who in the 15th century renovated their palace to include an exterior grand spiral staircase (bovolo, referring to the spiral shape, means “snail shell” in Italian). It remained in the family through…

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