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B&B in Venice near the Palace and the Scala Contarini del Bovolo

The Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo is a great example of Venetian gothic style, it’s located in Saint Mark “sestiere”, close to Campo Manin and near our B&B Bloom.

The palace was built between 1300 and 1400 by the Contarini “di San Paternian” aristocratic family, who at the end of the XV century decided to build a tower with a snail (“Bovolo” in Venetian language) staircase. From that moment on both the Contarini palace and family were given the nickname “del Bovolo” to underline this unusual building for Venice. Today the palace is owned by a Charity Institution and the Scala Contarini del Bovolo has surely become one of the most famous and visited snail staircases in the world.

B&B Bloom strongly recommends to all the dear guests a visit to the Scala Contarini, for sure one of the most hidden gems in Venice!