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Corte San Marco, Dorsoduro

August 17, 2014

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Yet another of the little jewels from Venetian domestic architecture (Trincanato and Salvadori) are these dwellings to be found in this corte.

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 Trincanato says “24 small houses, built in 1529 with a bequest of Pietro Olivieri made to the members of the Scuola di San Marco.”

As I recall the well was hexagonal in shape. Those masegni (paving stones) look to have been around for a few centuries.

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This inscribed marble will give some of you an hour or so of deciphering fun!

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The dwellings were originally built as working-class housing, and they still retain a humble appearance.

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