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PALAZZO TIEPOLO PASSI, VENEZIA

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The Palazzo Tiepolo Passi is located in Venice in the San Polo district, facing the Grand Canal between the Palazzo Soranzo Pisani and Palazzo Giustinian Persico. This palace was built in the mid-16th century on the site of an older palace probably of Byzantine origin. The architect is unknown. The main façade, in early-Renaissance style, is divided into three panels and the building comprises four levels: the ground floor, two main living floors and a loft under the roof.  The ground floor is characterized by two arched double doors, the first floor by a four-panelled window with adjacent balcony. On either side are single-panelled windows in the same style. On the second floor there is another set of windows in the same style, but without a balcony. The façade still bears traces of frescoes painted by Andrea Meldola, called Lo Schiavone.