Palazzo Dario

Palazzo Dario is a palace in Venice situated on the Grand Canal of Venice at the mouth of the Rio delle Torreselle in the Dorsoduro sestiere (quarter). The palace was built in the floral Venetian Gothic style and was renovated with Renaissance features. The palace was remodelled after 1486 by a follower of Pietro Lombardo for Giovanni Dario, Secretary to the Venetian Senate, diplomat, and merchant. After Dario's death in 1494, it passed to his daughter, Marietta, who was married to Vincenzo Barbaro, the owner of the neighboring Palazzo Barbaro. Marietta's sons received possession of the house in 1522. Before that time, the Senate rented it on occasion as a residence for Turkish diplomats.