The Ca’ Bernardo (or Palazzo Bernardo) is a historic building in the San Polo district of Venice and is considered one of the most interesting palaces in the city.
Ca’ Bernardo Venice
Address, opening hours and entrance fee
The address of the Ca’ Bernardo is San Polo 2184, 2195 – Venice. Vaporetto: 1, 3, 4.1, 5.1. Opening hours and entrance fee: The palace is private property and can only be viewed from the outside.
The Palazzo Bernardo is considered one of the most beautiful palaces in Venice. It was built in the 15th century and more or less formed one whole with the Palazzo Sanudo next-door.
Nowadays, the portego’s of the two buildings are separated and the courtyard of Palazzo Bernardo is a lot smaller than when it was built. The windows that used to overlook the courtyard are now arches with large balconies. The corridor that led to this courtyard is bricked up.
A typical Venetian feature of the façade is formed by the corner pillars, which resemble entwined rope.
The interior of Palazzo Bernardo was entirely frescoed in the 18th century.
The building was restored in the early 21st century.