Palazzo dei Dieci Savi

Palazzo dei Dieci Savi is a palace on the Canal Grande, Venice, not far from the Rialto Bridge. It was built in the firs half of the 16th century, under design of Antonio Abbondi. It was the seat of the Dieci Savi alle Decime, the magistrate who cared the finances of the Republic of Venice, maintaining this function until the end of the latter in 1797. It currently houses the city's Water Officers. The palace has a longer façade on the Ruga (alley) degli Osei and a shorter one on the Canal Grande. The former has a portico with 37 arcades, whose ceiling, with cross vaults, is covered by frescoes, most of which are preserved in a good state.