29 Aug '17, 8pm
Magical Makeover: Before and After at Italy’s Glamorous Palazzo Venart https://t.co/23W43KGcOj
Constructed in the early 16th century, Venice’s Palazzo Bacchini delle Palme was a magnificent Grand Canal landmark, its Renaissance façade a glorious sight from the gondolas gliding past its front gates. But the historic property eventually fell into disrepair: Its commanding walls crumbled, its brilliant ceiling frescoes faded, and its grounds went utterly abandoned for decades. Last year, however, the waterfront gem reemerged from a two-year restoration that returned the architectural masterpiece to its original grandeur. Renamed the Palazzo Venart , it is now one of Venice ’s most stylish retreats—and undoubtedly one of its most magical transformations. Here, we take a look at the palazzo’s meticulous renovation, one decadent space at a time.